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alright, I got my friends rig put together and I'm trying to install windows. I have the 2 Seagate 320gb hdds plugged into the regular SATA ports. one is plugged into the red port 1 and the other is plugged into port 3. For the IDE controller in the BIOS I have it set to RAID.

I made a driver disk

when I try to load Windows MCE 2005 I press F6 when it prompts and load the drivers (there are 4 options... I loaded the desktop RAID one) However, Windows can't detect any hdds even after I have installed the drivers and just gives the option to pres F3 to restart.
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sometimes you have to load more than 1 driver at F6... I had to load 2
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sometimes you have to load more than 1 driver at F6... I had to load 2
yeah, I know... I had to load 2 for NF4 as well. which ones do I load, there are 4? a pair for desktops and a pair for workstations. I've never worked with Intel RAID before
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alright, I got my friends rig put together and I'm trying to install windows. I have the 2 Seagate 320gb hdds plugged into the regular SATA ports. one is plugged into the red port 1 and the other is plugged into port 3. For the IDE controller in the BIOS I have it set to RAID.

I made a driver disk

when I try to load Windows MCE 2005 I press F6 when it prompts and load the drivers (there are 4 options... I loaded the desktop RAID one) However, Windows can't detect any hdds even after I have installed the drivers and just gives the option to pres F3 to restart.
haha u had the same problem i had. There are more than 4 options just scroll it down. There are like 15 different drivers in there The driver u need to install is ICH7R DH
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yeah, I know... I had to load 2 for NF4 as well. which ones do I load, there are 4? a pair for desktops and a pair for workstations. I've never worked with Intel RAID before
only need one for Intel
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First you have to setup the RAID Array, if you've got one HDD in a red port and another in a black (or different color) port then it won't work. You have to have both in the same red ports (1&2) and you have to setup the raid array in the menu that comes up for the IDE mode being RAID. It should be something about PROMISE 378 or something close to that. Correct?
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only need one for Intel
that's what I needed to know, thanks! rep+

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First you have to setup the RAID Array, if you've got one HDD in a red port and another in a black (or different color) port then it won't work. You have to have both in the same red ports (1&2) and you have to setup the raid array in the menu that comes up for the IDE mode being RAID. It should be something about PROMISE 378 or something close to that. Correct?
actually not on this mobo. there are several SATA ports and they are split across several different areas of the mobo and different RAID controllers. The regular Intel RAID controller has 3 SATA ports, port 1 is red, ports 3 and 4 are black. port 2 is missing for some reason...

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haha u had the same problem i had. There are more than 4 options just scroll it down. There are like 15 different drivers in there The driver u need to install is ICH7R DH
and that is exactly what I needed to know! 1 driver and which one. I didn't even realize that there was an entire list! amazing. LOL. now that I think back it's a pretty foolish error... oh well. who knew...
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Ahh, interesting... Good to know.

Glad to see you found what you needed .
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yep, it's formatting as I type this. (58%) I made a 150gb partition for the system drive... don't think my friend needs a single 600gb partition!
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Haha, yea. I made a 200GB/400GB partition for my 2x 320GB Seagate's.
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