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post #11 of 17
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I'll give it all a shot! If that all works, can I paypal you a tip? You've been a great help so far!

if there's no hard drives showing up at step 7 you'll have to make sure your usb stick with the drivers on it is plugged in and click 'load driver' and you'll probably want to load some sort of SATA driver to get the hard drives to be seen
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post #12 of 17
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Still no luck. I've now tried destroying the raid, and changing the settings in the bios like the one link suggested and same issue. I have the proper drivers on a USB flash drive but I still don't know how I can install them? Where is there an option to do so? *EDIT* Found the option to install drivers, doh.gif but when I select the flash drive with the driver on it, i get the error "No signed device drivers were found. make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK."
Edited by prototype04 - 3/11/14 at 6:14pm
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what drivers did you download?

You can actually type in the service tag of the sytem at the Dell site...and it will pull the correct drivers for the last known configuration:

http://www.dell.com/support/my-support/us/en/04?c=us&s=bsd&cs=19&l=en

It looks like it is using the Intel RST drivers... http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriverDetails/Product/alienware-m17x-r3?driverId=R302553&osCode=W764&fileId=2731118169&languageCode=en&categoryId=SA

This is an EXE file.. actually a self executing ZIP file... that can be unpacked using something like 7Zip (see below)



You need to unpack the files to the USB drive... then the system can find them. Y9ou can get 7Zip at: http://www.7-zip.org/ The files you actually need are in the yellow folder F6plpy-x64



If you have dropbox or similar, I would be glad to upload that folder for you...
Edited by cgipson1 - 3/11/14 at 6:54pm
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post #14 of 17
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I got the drivers from the Dell website as linked, and yes I was able to type in my service tag and it showed me the proper drivers. I have them all downloaded now, and on a flashdrive.
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I got the drivers from the Dell website as linked, and yes I was able to type in my service tag and it showed me the proper drivers. I have them all downloaded now, and on a flashdrive.

did you unpack it? The .exe file won't work. You need the contents of that one folder.. sitting on the flash drive... then when you hit the "Load Driver" in windows install.. point it to those files... and boom, you have RAID.

You can also just double click the file... and it will unpack itself to a folder C:\dell\drivers\R302553 and you can copy the files in the folder from there....
Edited by cgipson1 - 3/11/14 at 7:03pm
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post #16 of 17
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I got it! Just incase anyone else has the same issue, In the BIOS I had to turn off all USB. not sure what the heck this has to do with anything, but it worked!
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Good deal... glad for you! thumb.gif
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