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post #1 of 11
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Hi guys,

Managed to find the NF3 Raid drivers... now i have another problem... I enable Raid on SATA from the BIOS and set-up Striping from the Raid Bios and choose the two hard-drivers. Now installation of windows xp 32-bit starts, and i press F6 and load the drivers, then when i come to choose to make partitions and format, it either freezes up when i make the partitions or else it freezes up during the format, normally @ 20% (quick format)(tried normal format and took ages and then it got stuck @ 100%)... two times it managed to continue and installed windows but then on the reboot to boot up windows, a blue screen loaded up and restarted immediatly. I tried stock clocking for cpu and still the same, tried changing the SATA cables and still the same, tried not setting up a raid and 2 times on both hardrives it gave me a bad hard disk and could not format!! now on the third time it continued... still have to see if it reboots while loading windows... i don't know what to do... any ideas?
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post #2 of 11
Are the 2 HDDs the same spec, make etc?
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post #3 of 11
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yes they are both samsung and both the same model... i just managed to install windows without the raid configuration, now i rebooted, and overclocked the system to how it was, and now the windows freezes during boot up.
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I would recommend leaving it at stock speeds till it's stable. Overclocking as soon as you install windows, without updating all drivers and stuff isn't good.
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post #5 of 11
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oo ****, i re- made the raid and a blue screen appears when trying to load windows!! what d hell is going on here?

is there any other way to create a raid 0 configuration from windows? instead from the bios?

SATA DMA transfer is set to Enabled
Serial-ATA 2(Internal PHY) is set to Enabled
SATA2 DMA transfer is set to Enabled

Are these set in a correct way from the bios??
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post #6 of 11
Do you have a third hdd that you can install windows on? then set up the raid, and format it from windows off the third hdd
Oh if it doesn't restart automaticly, you need to install the latest chipset drivers after you get into windows.
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post #7 of 11
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am currently downloading latest chipset drivers and then i'll choose the ide folder and copy it to a floppy then i'll try again. am doing so coz i updated the bios and was told that if the bios is newer than the chipset driver, it could be that the chipset drivers wont work good. which me luck, i'll keep you updated.
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by urb4n
am currently downloading latest chipset drivers and then i'll choose the ide folder and copy it to a floppy then i'll try again. am doing so coz i updated the bios and was told that if the bios is newer than the chipset driver, it could be that the chipset drivers wont work good. which me luck, i'll keep you updated.
Good Luck!!
Yeah, I just have been messing with raid and after windows installs, it couldn't restart, or shutdown until I updated the chipset drivers, specifically the IDE and SATA drivers. Thats on an Asus, nForce4 though, sounds kind of like the same problem though.
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Mastacator
Good Luck!!
Yeah, I just have been messing with raid and after windows installs, it couldn't restart, or shutdown until I updated the chipset drivers, specifically the IDE and SATA drivers. Thats on an Asus, nForce4 though, sounds kind of like the same problem though.
YEAH!! managed to make everything work... the problem was that i had flashed the bios to the latest version and the drivers given during the windows installation where older than the bios itself, so i downloaded the latest from nvidia.com extracted the files and put the IDE drivers onto a floppy, re-made the installation with the new drivers and everything worked 110% fine!! now to re-unpack the backup...
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by urb4n
YEAH!! managed to make everything work... the problem was that i had flashed the bios to the latest version and the drivers given during the windows installation where older than the bios itself, so i downloaded the latest from nvidia.com extracted the files and put the IDE drivers onto a floppy, re-made the installation with the new drivers and everything worked 110% fine!! now to re-unpack the backup...
Excellent!! Glad its working well for you!
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