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post #1 of 15
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In the part for installing Windows in the manual for the MB I'm looking at it says I have to:
Quote:
STEP 2: Make a SATA / SATAII / SATA3 Driver Diskette.
A. Insert the Support CD into your optical drive to boot your system.
B. During POST at the beginning of system boot-up, press <F11> key, and then a
window for boot devices selection appears. Please select CD-ROM as the boot
device.
C. When you see the message on the screen, “Do you want to generate Serial
ATA driver diskette [YN]?â€, press <Y>.
D. Then you will see these messages,
Please insert a diskette into the fl oppy drive.
WARNING! Formatting the fl oppy diskette will
lose ALL data in it!
Start to format and copy fi les [YN]?
Please insert a fl oppy diskette into the fl oppy drive, and press <Y>.
E. The system will start to format the fl oppy diskette and copy SATA / SATAII /
SATA3 drivers into the fl oppy diskette.
STEP 3:At the beginning of Windows® setup, press F6 to install a third-party RAID driver.
When prompted, insert the SATA / SATAII / SATA3 driver diskette containing the
Intel® RAID driver. After reading the fl oppy disk, the driver will be presented.
Select the driver to install according to the mode you choose and the OS you
install.
Is this something you normally have to do? Do you even have to do it? I'm just worried because I don't have a floppy drive.
post #2 of 15
To install Windows:

Boot PC
Open DVD Drive
Insert Bootable Windows disk ( If you do this fast enough and it hasnt bast the Boot screen then)
Click f8 or F11 for Bootmenu OR Choose DVD drive as first boot device in BIOS
Then Click any key to boot from CD
Voila
post #3 of 15
Is this for Intel's Rapid Storage Technology driver? Also, are you going to have a RAID setup?
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Is this for Intel's Rapid Storage Technology driver? Also, are you going to have a RAID setup?
I believe it is for the RAID drivers, and I kind of want it because I plan to throw in another drive in about two months.
post #5 of 15
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Anyone? Do I need to do this?
post #6 of 15
The only OS you would need to do this for is XP.
Both Vista and Windows 7 will already have the needed drivers for a Raid array set up!

In short, you don't need to do that for Raid!
(unless your OS is XP)
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post #7 of 15
I have a question for the purpose of helping this thread: if I were to buy a new drive today and set up a RAID, then would I need to format and start over? I mean if so, then I say the answer is No to the question at hand because if the answer to my question is Yes, then you'd be formatting and starting over anyway.

So if the answer to my question is Yes, then just install Intel's Rapid Storage Technology now and wait until the day comes when you set up the RAID. However, Intel's RST only works in AHCI mode. Here's a link to it just in case the CD that came with your board doesn't have it:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...&DwnldID=19607
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post #8 of 15
Worst comes to worst you can get the raid driver and load it on a thumb drive. Windows Vista and 7 can read these drivers from USB. You may need another computer to put it on there but it works fine. Out of hundreds of rebuilds / reinstalls for customer computers I think I've only seen Vista require it twice...
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post #9 of 15
Actually the poster is asking, for the purpose of a new & clean install, so he's not starting over. He's simply doing an install of his OS, and XP is the only OS that requires you to load 3rd party drivers during the install. The Rapid Storage Technology will be installed when he's done installing the OS, and runs his motherboard driver disk.
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post #10 of 15
That is what I'm talking about. A clean install of Windows. I have seen a couple Vista installations that required you to install the SATA RAID drivers for the HDD to be seen. It was very uncommon.
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