Psssst... I have a 16 Gig Flash Voyager that I've been able to install the drivers with. You have to set it up in the BIOS to read
2. Flash Voyager
It hits EVERY time.
Never had that be an issue.
I've gotten all the way into loading the OS, where for some damn reason, it won't let me install after the Driver loads. It gives me some crap about how there may be software on my drives(ummmm yeah
the initialized OS
huh derrr) and that if I go any further I could delete that information (
Well lets see now. I've reformatted both drives many times. And even deleted the partitions EVERY time. I did this on my brothers system since he's close by. I used his XP drive in his system to force the issue. I know it works cause when I had issues with my 1st Win 7 installation I reformatted and it didn't have an issue. Now whether this is a planted seed within my MoBo or within my drives I do not know. But I know well enough that it's not my settings.
Now it MAY be the Opticals being on 2 and 4 that are the issue. I'll have to move them to 5 & 6 to see if that clears it up. But I followed the Manual to the letter for setting up my RAID. I tried both full system and 500 Gig setups and everytime it just laughs at me.
My apologies for the earlier rant about Windows, I had zero sleep and am not enthused with how this is going. It's easy enough until you run into the OS wall. Then it gets annoying as hell and in a hurry.
I'm hoping it's not my drives. But then it wouldn't surprise me if it were.
Yes I finally had a chance to break off some winks. So soon as I do some stuff to my system again. I'm back at it.
I downloaded an open copy of my 0801 to my Flash Voyager, so if worse comes to worse I'll just EZ Flash it and hopefully that fixes any issues. I tried to return to default using F5 and it just yawned instead.
Thanks for at least having something for me to wrap my brain around.
Originally Posted by Elloquin
Psssst...It's not Windows 7 that's the problem. This board just does RAID a bit differently than an Intel RAID controller in which case the Win 7 drivers for the RAID controller load automatically. With this board that is not the case. You need to when prompted (by the install drivers button) during installation load the RAID drivers manually which is much easier if you have either a thumb drive with the drivers or you can use a CD ( or the mobo CD) as long as it is not installed on a sata port that is set to raid. If the dvd/cdrom is on a sata port set to RAID it WILL NOT be recognized and you will not be able to acess the drivers.