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Do a full format/reload
Sata 3&4 for the nForce connections.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Duke
Do a full format/reload
Sata 3&4 for the nForce connections.
There you go. I was on the right track. For once. Maybe. Probably not.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Duke
Do a full format/reload
Sata 3&4 for the nForce connections.

Thanks Sporadic and Duke for the help!

One question, upon reformatting and installing windows.. what raid driver should I install? I see there is a Nvidia raid driver and also a Silicon Image raid driver on the mob cd.

Also, looks like I have to make flopppy driver disk to use? Cuz when I try to reformat and load windows, it says if you have a raid driver to install hit F6. I did this and it wants to load it, but only from drive A (my floppy). Is there not way to do it from Cd?

Thanks to both of you!
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Thanks Sporadic and Duke for the help!

One question, upon reformatting and installing windows.. what raid driver should I install? I see there is a Nvidia raid driver and also a Silicon Image raid driver on the mob cd.

Also, looks like I have to make flopppy driver disk to use? Cuz when I try to reformat and load windows, it says if you have a raid driver to install hit F6. I did this and it wants to load it, but only from drive A (my floppy). Is there not way to do it from Cd?

Thanks to both of you!
So you are going to reformat the whole array? will you be losing alot of data then, or are you backed up?
Might worth trying a repair with the windows cd, just make sure when it asks for 3rd party drivers you push F6 for it and use the new drivers for controller on your asus board. I'd use the Silicon Image controller.
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Oh, good idea. I will try that first... so just install the drivers for the raid by pressing F6 then when you get to the menu do a repair?
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Oh, good idea. I will try that first... so just install the drivers for the raid by pressing F6 then when you get to the menu do a repair?
Yes. When you come to the main menu, don't press r for repair, as that will take you to the repair console. You want to press enter to install windows, press F8, i think for their license agreement, then it will ask where to install, and you can repair the existing windows istall that is shown on whatever partition.
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Ok, I booted off the Asus cd to create a floppy for the raid driver for the windows repair. It give me the following options:

1. Make Sil3132 Raid 32bits driver disk
2. Make Sil3132 Sata 32bits driver disk
3. Make Sil3132 Raidd 64bits driver disk
4. Make Sil3132 Sata 64bits driver disk

I chose option #3.


Is this correct?
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Are you running 64bit Version of windows?
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Ok, I take it back, i chose option #1. It wouldnt let me use the 64 bit... im guessing as I dont have 64 bit software?

Also, windows said the partitions that I had were both corrupted and a reinstall was necessary.... do I just install and after that is done restart and hit F4 to enter the raid utility to setup the raid?
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Ok, I just installed the new divers (#2 above) and now when it restarts and I hit the F4 to go to the raid utility to link up the drives, it says "No devices detected. Utility disabled, press any key to continue". Any ideas?
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