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Yep. Floppy enabled.

This sucks!

I posted on the ASUS forums also. I'm sure I'll see better help here though.

Thanks for all the suggestions guys! If I can't find a solution I'm just going to run to separate drives. At least I could set my page file on a separate drive.
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You could set it from windows, if you want to install windows on a different drive. then have programs and such on the raid. You have greater flexibility formatting the raid that way too.

Edit: oh, how did you go about setting up the raid drivers on floppy? probably used the utility on the Asus CD
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You could set it from windows, if you want to install windows on a different drive. then have programs and such on the raid. You have greater flexibility formatting the raid that way too.

Edit: oh, how did you go about setting up the raid drivers on floppy? probably used the utility on the Asus CD
Would I not need three drives for that? . Is there an FAQ for setting up RAID from within Windows?

I think my whole issue stems from the Media Shield Utility not showing my array as bootable

Yes. ASUS utility from CD.
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Would I not need three drives for that? . Is there an FAQ for setting up RAID from within Windows?

I think my whole issue stems from the Media Shield Utility not showing my array as bootable

Yes. ASUS utility from CD.
Yeah, you would need a 3rd drive. got one laying around, or one you can steal from another comp?

Don't know if there is a FAQ on it, but I have just done it, to test my new raid array in different configs.
It may have to do with your array being bootable. but, it sounds more like your floppy reading the disk, cuz windows doesn't actually do anything with your array until it can see it, and without the drivers for the controller installed first, it won't see it.
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O.K. After all this BS I found that the floppy drive was powering up but not reading. I switched drives and was able to get through the RAID driver request from Windows, but found that the drivers from the MOBO CD Utility were for the Silicon Image controller and not the nVidia controller.


Now I need to find the NVIDIA nForce 4 SLI Southbridge RAID controllers and hopefully it will move on from there.

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O.K. After all this BS I found that the floppy drive was powering up but not reading. I switched drives and was able to get through the RAID driver request from Windows, but found that the drivers from the MOBO CD Utility were for the Silicon Image controller and not the nVidia controller.


Now I need to find the NVIDIA nForce 4 SLI Southbridge RAID controllers and hopefully it will move on from there.

Nice!! I thought it had something to do with the floppy, or the disk!
Yeah, make the floppy for the nVraid off the Asus cd. then after windows installs, update the chipset with the latest drivers.
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post #47 of 49
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If it's not one thing, it's another!

Error screen after full NTFS format.


Microsoft Help and Support Discussion of this error

I'm thinking of just using the F7 command, but, I'm afraid there could be future issues with adding more hardware (memory, 2nd VGA for SLI, etc.).

Anyone see this before?

EDIT: ****! I had to delete and recreate the array so as not to go directly to the error screen again. After attempting setup again, F7 did not work.

I think I'm done with this!
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Working so far! Lowered my Ram from default of 250 to 200, and disabled APM (Advanced Power Management) and the installation completed. So far I've loaded all drivers and rebooted several times. I'm gonna keep an eye on this install for a couple of weeks before I register windows. I want to make sure it's stable before I end up on Microsofts phone lines to reactivate.

Thanks everyone for all your input! Hopefully this thread will help others down the road. I noticed from a Google search that the BSOD during install seems to be caused by possible memory errors with this board, and/or disabling certain features (ports, APM, etc.) seemed to help most others who experienced the same issue.

There are a few in the ASUS forums who are also experiencing similar problems.
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Dear all,

How would you setup the RAID 0 and 1 single HDD configuration? I.e. I would like to setup RAID0 (2 HDDs) for OS and application data and the 1 standalone HDD for more important data? Do you have to setup the standalone HDD on the silicon image controller without RAID? Or is there a way to setup that up with the nVidia controller with RAID0 configured?

Thank you.

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