I bought MSI X58 Platinum.
When I try create RAID Using Pre-Installation the F6 Method, at first all right, but after formatting HDD during instalation , Win XP want disk A: with mark Intell Matrix Storage Manager.
Although diskette with RAID drivers still pitting in drive.
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Re: Can't create RAID
It sounds like you have created an install disk. It also sounds like you pressed F6 to install additional drivers.
Your install disk probably has 2 drivers on it. You must install them separately. So--you will have to tell the install program twice to install each driver in turn.
Once you do that, it should work.
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However, software RAID isn't supported in Windows 7 home premium. So are you asking how to setup the RAID array using the hardware support provided by your motherboard or are you looking for software RAID support?
I take it that you have erased your hard drives and are trying to re-created a RAID array. I have found that formatting a drive may not remove the RAID information. what i would recommend is using a utility to zero out the first section of the drive(50-100MB of data) that will ensure that all the RAID info is removed from the drive and then you can attempt to re-create the array.
if your familiar with a Linux system you can use the the "dd" utility to zero the drives.
Best solution is to get and use the original restore discs.
If using a regular XP disc installation requires specific technical steps to boot from the disc , delete the existing partitions, format and install then download original drivers one at a time.
Getting the original restore discs would be alot easier than using an XP disc
hope this helps
While the computer is booting up from the CD/DVD, you are presented with a message saying: "Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver....". If you press F6 at this stage, you will be able to install the required SATA drivers.
Another way is to make an ISO image of your OS installation disc & slipstream your SATA drivers into that ISO image using nLite, then burn the modified ISO image back on a CD/DVD & boot the system using this CD/DVD. This way, you will be able to load the SATA drivers without pressing F6. This will be installed automatically.
Check the following link for more details: http://www.ehow.com/how_5117088_install-party-scsi-raid-driver.html
You can download nLite at the following link: http://www.nliteos.com/download.html After downloading the installer, install the program & start using it.
The following link describes how to use nLite to slipstraem the SATA drivers into the Windows XP installation CD: http://maxeasyguide.blogspot.com/2008/04/preparations-for-winxp-installation-cd.html
I'm sorry to say buddy but I checked ... Then checked some more, and I can't see anything about your motherboard supporting SATA-II. If you look about you should find a jumper setting on your HDD to limit it to SATA-I, which is about half the speed of sata-ii but I'm almost promising it will work.
Let me know if this solves it, If not I can find the jumper settings for you, But seeing as though you just bought it you should have a manual.
You need to create a space for which to install Linux. That likely means resizing Windows. Partition Magic is a good Windows utility to accomplish this, although there is a Linux version called Gaprtedthat will do essentially the same thing. You download the Gparted live cd, burn to disk, and run it from your computer. You must go into "setup" and set your Bios to boot from CDROM before booting the Hard Drive. Once booted, follow the on screen instructions. Resize Windows, (but NOT before a thorough defrag of your Windows drive), and create a "blank space" for Linux. Afterward, boot your Linux distro, (RedHat 9 was a great distro, but a newer version of a Red Hat based distro would serve you better, sayCentOS or Fedora Core), and follow the online instructions. Good Luck!