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So, when you go "Custom Install" and go into where you can delete the partitions and make new ones! Does it make the 100MB system partition?
And then you install to the other one, not the 100MB one
Just tried again after completely breaking the array and moving the drives back to SATA slots 1/2.

After clicking "Custom Install" I get the screen asking "Where do you want to install Windows?". This screen displays ONLY "Disk 0 Unallocated Space", clicking "Next" at this page brings up the "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate and existing partition." warning message.

I can now click "Drive options (advanced)". I can then choose "New" which changes "Disk 0 Unallocated Space" to "Disk 0 Partition 1". This opens up the "Format" and "Delete" options as well. Clicking "Next" still provides the warning message and I can proceed no further.

I've found a new driver that's downloading, once I have it I'll pray it works.
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Just tried again after completely breaking the array and moving the drives back to SATA slots 1/2.

After clicking "Custom Install" I get the screen asking "Where do you want to install Windows?". This screen displays ONLY "Disk 0 Unallocated Space", clicking "Next" at this page brings up the "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate and existing partition." warning message.

I can now click "Drive options (advanced)". I can then choose "New" which changes "Disk 0 Unallocated Space" to "Disk 0 Partition 1". This opens up the "Format" and "Delete" options as well. Clicking "Next" still provides the warning message and I can proceed no further.

I've found a new driver that's downloading, once I have it I'll pray it works.
Does it make the 100MB System partition?
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Does it make the 100MB System partition?
It just switched "Disk 0 Unallocated Space" to "Disk 0 Partition 1". It doesn't create anything more than that.

Sorry if I'm not making sense, running on 3 hours of sleep that I got Sunday evening.


Edit: Also, I read that some people were having success with Asus boards after pulling their BIOS battery for a few minutes so mine is out now. New 7 disk is also burning now.
Edited by Freelancer852 - 10/12/10 at 6:18am
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Have you a Vista or XP disk there?
If so try formatting the Array with that, then try afresh with the Windows 7 disk!
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Have you a Vista or XP disk there?
If so try formatting the Array with that, then try afresh with the Windows 7 disk!
I have a Vista disk that I'll give a shot.
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It almost sounds like you have the drives write protected or something. One thing you can try is breaking the raid and installing Win7 on a single disk. I just built a new (budget) system, loaded Win7 and it did not create that 100mb system partition. At least that I can see from Disk Management in Win7. Maybe it's hidden, IDK.....

Win7 has had the drivers for RAID on all the systems that I built. I never had to load a RAID driver to install. Let us know if the new disk is any better and maybe try loading on a single drive.

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It shouldn't matter what SATA ports you use, as long as the ports are OK that is....

Also, you did see that the RAID was created in the SATARAID BIOS, right? and when it gets past the POST, you see on the screen that you have a functional 1tb RAID array?
Edited by hollywood406 - 10/12/10 at 7:08am
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After formatting the drive using the Vista setup the first try back to Win 7 took forever and then BSOD'ed... Now it's taking forever again, I don't have high hopes.

I'm getting my old copy of Acronis Disk Director out, we'll see what the hell these hard disks think they're up to.
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isd the mobo ably to boot. off of raid an os drives. I know my controlet on this mobo wont boot up off the marvel controler if i got it in raid-0 , but ich10 is better even tho it sata 2 limited. I have not had to use any load drivers for 7 , for xp ya but not 7 . try a single disk
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Hm, can't even install to a single drive for some reason...
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Hm, can't even install to a single drive for some reason...
is these any thing on those HDD's?if any thing is on just one HHD'S try putting it in another pc and reformat it then try the raid setup again.
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