I have setup and run several raid 0 stripes in the past, but always on AMD mobo's which have all-sata 3 ports on them.(The 990fx platform anyway) I have built an Intel based-Fatality Z77-I5 3570K- Dominator 1866 4 x 2gb - HIS 7850 2gb - (2) W.D. Green 500gb sata 3 64mb cache drives- intel 30gb ssd for acceleration- corsair GS600 p.supply - Hauppage T.V. tuner (pci-e that I unhooked when I started having issued installing windows 7). It's h2o cooled with a custom loop of quality parts. I didn't think that Win 7 Ultimate 64 needed any driver for raid 0 with the Z77 chipset so I just set up my stripe with no trouble and began my installation. It got all the way to "completing installation" and then errored saying that it cant configure windows installation to run with my hardware?? I tried it 6 ways from sunday, dvd plugged into the asmedia port set to ahci, dvd plugged into the #5 sata port which is where asrock reccommends it to go, no usb sticks or peripherals plugged into the mobo at all. I then tried to load driver, and no driver would install without an error on the win7 format/setup screen. I don't know what to do next. I even flashed back to an older beta 1.30 bios that says it "improves raid card compatibility" from the 1.60 biuos that I was running. I had installed the same windows on a single hard drive when testing the hardware and cooling loop hardware amnd it ran fine. Please if anyone can help...??? Thanks!! The parts are all brand new, and one hard drive was only used long enough to test everything.
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4/4/13 at 4:16pm