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RAID 5 installed with Windows XP sp2 now the DVD ROM and ROM not present in Windows

After installing Raid 5 and Windows XP the DVD RAM and ROM drives are not recognized.

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Re: RAID 5 installed with Windows XP sp2 now the DVD ROM...

It sounds like your system may be confusing your dvd drive and somehow including it in the raid array or something.

Does it see it without the raid setup?

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Hello when i install windows my sata hard dont detect. my main board is asus k8ux hard is western 1.0tera

You are probably installing windows XP
This requires that you install the textmode sata raid drivers as you install windows

Download the RAID driver and expand it to a floppy , CD or USB drive that the computer can recognise
(USB is better)

When you install windows, at the prompt for installing other drivers press F6 and let it find the raid drivers, if it finds them, it should then recognize your hard drive and you can install windows XP

Jul 26, 2011 | ASUS K8U-X Motherboard


Problem Using Windows Install Disc with RAID? Some Tips:

After going through some issues installing Windows onto a RAID partition using this Motherboard, I found some things that were helpful.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">#1 Install hangs, or I get an error after Installing RAID Driver.</span> Nowhere in the manual does it tell you this (or at least I didn't see it) but when you install the RAID driver during the windows install, the Motherboard automatically sets SATA connectors 1, 2, 3, and 4 to be RAID. That means if the DVD/CD Rom you are using is plugged in to any of those connections, the minute you install the RAID Driver, the Optical Drive will no longer work. You have to use SATA 5 connector on the motherboard for your optical drive<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">#2 Multiple Optical Drives with RAID</span>. Because of the issue in #1, there is really only 1 internal SATA Port you can plug an Optical drive into when you have RAID configured. There are some solutions if you want more than 1 Optical Drive alongside your RAID configurations. <br /><br />You can use the ESATA port on the back of the Motherboard with an extra-long SATA cable. If your case has grommets on the back for water-cooling lines, you can run the cable through there, or just in an unused PCI slot on the back.<br /><br />You can use an old-school PATA DVDrom. If you are installing 2 Optical drives, and one is a DVD burner or reader, you could get a PATA DVD Burner or reader instead. This Motherboard does have a good old fashioned ribbon connection, so it's possible. Typically DVDs or CDs don't move enough data to see a difference between PATA and SATA, but when you start getting into any DVD reading/Writing above 8X or so, you will be throttled.<br /><br />Get a PCIe controller card. I think of this as the last resort for this board because of it's possibility with graphics cards. Hooking up anything unnecessary to any of the PCI slots would be defeating the purpose of having 2 full 16X PCIe slots. You might be able to squeeze one in on one of the 1X connections, or maybe the bottom full slot, but it could get cramped if you have 2 or more Video cards.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">#3 Windows Installation Issues. DVD Drive Stops Reading during install.</span> I had this issue even after finding out my issue from tip #1. I found that some windows install discs mixed with some manufacturer's DVD drives don't get along well. It would start the installation OK, and get most of the way through it, then it would hang and throw up an error. It seems that during Installation, the SATA DVD drive decides that doesn't like the generic drivers anymore, and just stops working. I fixed this by pulling a PATA DVD drive out of an older PC to use until Windows was fully installed. Once Windows was installed, I pulled that drive back out, and Installed my SATA DVD drive, and Windows installed the drivers with no problems.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">#4 RAID Performance. </span>I'm not too sure that I'm getting the best performance from this RAID-0 configuration. I'm running 2 WD Caviar Black 500GB HDDs. My Windows Experience score for the drives is still 5.9. Perhaps the RAID configuration would work better with some faster drives, like Samsung drives, or WD Velociraptors... But I'm unsure.<br />

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I was assembled a PC to edited video HD. This PC comprises: mothercard Supermicro X8DAH+, 24 GB of RAM, 2 X Xeon 5620, 1 X SSD OCZ Agility 2 3 X HDD Hitachi 1TB CD/DVD/BR LITEON ihbs112 GPU...

Remove the 3 hard drives and install Windows on the SSD. After successfully installing Windows you can add the hard drives and create your raid array later. Or even better, pick up a cheap RAID card so your CPU doesn't have to do all of the RAID controller work.

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Install a second sata hdd to a gigabyte ga-p35-ds3 rev 2.0 motherboard not in a raid array configuration, so I can do a clean install of windows 7 to my new drive and leave xp on my old drive.

ther is no need for a raid array. connect hdd assign priority to the new hdd. install 7 on new hdd,
just connect hdd , boot to xp , put windows 7 dvd , instal it on new hdd while u r in xp
if ur new hdd is not detecting just clear c-mos settings


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SATA RAID Controller Card Problem?

You are almost there. Go into your BIOS and enable RAID. Then your raid bios should show up on next boot.

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ABit-Th7 raid Drivers

This problem is very simple.... Using RAID in booting in cd/dvd cannot be done in this kind of processing. you have to change the setting of Hard Disk and CD/DVD to IDE in BIOS . To change the setting in the BIOS you need to press the Delete After you power on the computer.. In Main menu in the bios you will find the hard disk or cd/dvd settings to IDE, SATA, and RAID. change both hard disk and cd/dvd to IDE configuration. make sure the first boot in the Boot menu is the cd/dvd, where your windows cd installer is inserted. Save the settings by pressing F10 key in the keyboard.. I have the same problem as of you because i try it to change SATA, RAID but cannot boot to cd and cannot detect the hard disk when installing OS, but in IDE settings its okay.. and it works perfect.. after you installed the windows properly, you can change the Hard Disk or cd/dvd configuration to SATA or RAID. TY


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RAID driver

Best way to set up raid is using a floppy drive . What are you trying to instal it on XP or Vista ? Vista has much better raid support than XP does

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Sata/raid not working on ASUS M2N MB

You may need to set up the RAID array before it will be detected. Look in the BIOS and see if there is a way to set up the RAID array there. If there isn't, watch as the PC boots up and see if there is an option to go into the RAID settings before windows starts. You may need to actually create an array before it will be seen.

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Problems Installing my 160 GB Seagate SATA HDD

Check the SATA/RAID controller setting. It could have been set to [Disabled] Refer to your user?s manual for a detailed description on how to enable the onboard SATA/RAID controller by adjusting the jumper or BIOS settings. Regards SparkGap

Sep 24, 2007 | ASUS P5RD1-VM Motherboard

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install raid drivers only if you are certain that you are on RAID and even before you install raid drivers make sure the RAID controller is set to on in BIOS. if you dont have RAID setup then please dont install the RAID drivers. the only reason i think you are computer is not going past the windows xp logo is you might have floppy drive in the boot sequence(in the BIOS screen) set to on or you must be having a USB device connected to the computer. set it to "no boot" and things should be fine.

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