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1) Did Control I to go into the Raid volume configuration and configured my RAID 5.
2) Put CD ROM as first drive and booted off the windows 7 DVD.
3) I see the RAID volume. I select it and select the RAID driver.
4) I still get the message 'windows cannot be installed in this volume'

What gives??
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Did you select in the bios to not allow anything to be written to the setup?
Did you initialize and format all the drives properly?
Do you have the correct driver?
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post #3 of 12
most likely a wrong driver, check your manual
or rebuild your RAID array (if possible)
post #4 of 12
Did you make it larger than 2.0GB?
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post #5 of 12
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Did you select in the bios to not allow anything to be written to the setup?
Did you initialize and format all the drives properly?
Do you have the correct driver?

There were two places to define RAID MODE as RAID and I did that. If there is anything other than that, I need to go back and look hard.

I am not sure what you meant by initialize and format the drive. I assumed that windows will recognize my RAID volume and I can format it at that time. Do I have to initialize and format each drive separately first before I configure a RAID volume?

Whether I have the correct driver is the million dollar question - I went to MSI site and found Intel P55 drivers and a JMicron Drivers. I tried all the various drivers that show up under Intel P55 but none worked. I have not tried the JMicron Drivers.

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Big-Ba...l#/?div=Driver
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Did you make it larger than 2.0GB?
i think you mean 2tb...

You shouldnt need drivers..... i would skip the driver part.
    
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Did you make it larger than 2.0GB?
3 HDs with 500 GB each. Raid 5 - so it is about 1 tb.
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When I connect the hard drives, do I have to connect to SATA 1, 2, 3 etc in order? Seems like I jumped around a bit.
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post #9 of 12
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i think you mean 2tb...

You shouldnt need drivers..... i would skip the driver part.
I will be darn !! I was trying to do what the manual was telling me. I am now installing without the drivers. And seems to be going fine. The only thing is that I could not format the drives.
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yeah you arent gonna use jmicron so you dont need the drivers.
    
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