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Set my bios to "RAID".
once out if bios I went into the raid manager and set up my two hdd a stripe set up.
Restarted and windows booted from disc.
Went to select what drive to install to ( raid array of course) and it says it can not instal it to that drive, that I need to change something in my bios...
What else do I need to change?
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post #3 of 22
Seems its saying it can't boot from your raid array. Maybe there is a pre-load raid driver you need for your hardware to be loaded before install?
post #4 of 22
That's weird. Did you format the array after you activated it? Try formatting the array again from inside the installer.

Edit:
Did you perhaps make the array FAT by any mistake?
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post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by AngeloG. View Post
That's weird. Did you format the array after you activated it? Try formatting the array again from inside the installer.
Its formatted in the screenshot by the looks of it. I suggest a reformat as well, then I would go hunting for a pre-load raid driver.
post #6 of 22
What controller are you using? Are you using the ICH10R (red ports) like I told you to before?

If so, did you set the array to BOOTABLE in the RAID Manager?
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post #7 of 22
I personally enabled RAID from bios, made them RAID0 from the after-post manager,formatted MFT's, popped in the disk, and Windows simply installed. It seems weird to me that this message appears.
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post #8 of 22
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What controller are you using? Are you using the ICH10R (red ports) like I told you to before?

If so, did you set the array to BOOTABLE in the RAID Manager?
Ding ding..
Went back in and it says it is not bootable.

I don't see an option to make it bootable when I set it up.

Yes only using the red ports.
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post #9 of 22
In the "BOOTABLE" column, does it say "N/A"? Normally, upon creating a RAID, the array moves on the first position during Boot, and becomes bootable directly from the manager. Did you check carefully, the manager might have 2 different commands for creating arrays, one bootable and one not. I would recommend disbanding the array, and checking again carefully in the manager for an option to make them bootable from the start.
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Its formatted in the screenshot by the looks of it. I suggest a reformat as well, then I would go hunting for a pre-load raid driver.
How do I get one of them? What will it do for me? Lol

I just tried to put all 4 my hdd in the raid and still not bootable.
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