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I am trying to configure a raid array with 3xf3 samsung 1tb hard drives. I have a retail copy of win7 home premium and am using the 64bit disc. When ever i try to partition my hdd and press next, win is giving me: "setup was unable to create a new system partition or was unable to locate a new system partition" I have tried absolutely everything i can think of...

HELP ME PLS

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Did you enable the raid in the bios? Did you then set up the drives in the raid menu? If you need the raid drives load them on a usb flash drive or floppy. But most of the time the os will detect the raid for you though.
Turn on raid> Set up raid in raid config > {Raid driver if you need them}
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does windows setup recognise the array you created?
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"In order to eliminate this issue, disconnect any disks that are formatted as “dynamic disks.” Dynamic disk volumes cannot be changed back to partitions, causing the Windows 7 installation process to fail. Simply disconnect any external or internal hard disks that are formatted as dynamic disks then re-attempt installation."

SOURCE - http://windowsfixup.com/2009/04/wind...tem-partition/

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Did you enable the raid in the bios? Did you then set up the drives in the raid menu? If you need the raid drives load them on a usb flash drive or floppy. But most of the time the os will detect the raid for you though.
Turn on raid> Set up raid in raid config > {Raid driver if you need them}
yes i did, i set all the drives to raid

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does windows setup recognise the array you created?
yes it does.... after i install the needed driver at win7 installation screen it recognizes it as 2.7tb

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"In order to eliminate this issue, disconnect any disks that are formatted as “dynamic disks.” Dynamic disk volumes cannot be changed back to partitions, causing the Windows 7 installation process to fail. Simply disconnect any external or internal hard disks that are formatted as dynamic disks then re-attempt installation."

SOURCE - http://windowsfixup.com/2009/04/wind...tem-partition/

This might help.
i am pretty sure my hdd aren't formatted as dynamic disk volumes, i don't know.... i was successful in installing it on a single hard disc but for some reason i cannot do it on a raid array... it keeps saying "setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition"
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"In order to eliminate this issue, disconnect any disks that are formatted as “dynamic disks.†Dynamic disk volumes cannot be changed back to partitions, causing the Windows 7 installation process to fail. Simply disconnect any external or internal hard disks that are formatted as dynamic disks then re-attempt installation."

SOURCE - http://windowsfixup.com/2009/04/wind...tem-partition/

This might help.
formatting my hdd over and over again.... it's no use my computer is evil
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fixed it!! i disabled usb flash disk form boot priority, and it just started working... i think it might have been booting into my thumb drive.
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