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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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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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Performed a clean installation of windows xp sp2 which I purchased and the installation won't complete it says error 1 cannot boot from drive how to fix this ?


you need a raid controler then use a raid driver disk before install windows, because you use sas as primary disk. these disk is for unix and server blade server, using sometimes windows server as Op System.
is a tradicional steps when using special hard disk

Aug 08, 2010 | IBM (40K1042) 36 GB SAS Hard Drive

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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 />

on Apr 03, 2011 | ASUS M4A79T Deluxe ( M4A79T DLX MB PHENOM...

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I can't installation windows xp. any solution?


Hello,

Step 1 - Start your PC and place your Windows XP CD in your CD/DVD-ROM drive. Your PC should automatically detect the CD and you will get a message saying "Press any key to boot from CD". Soon as computer starts booting from the CD your will get the following screen:
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Step 2 - At this stage it will ask you to press F6 if you want to install a third party Raid or SCSI driver. If you are using a an IDE Hard Drive then you do not need to press F6. If you are using a SCSI or SATA Hard drive then you must press F6 otherwise Windows will not detect your Hard Drive during the installation. Please make sure you have the Raid drivers on a floppy disk. Normally the drivers are supplied on a CD which you can copy to a floppy disk ready to be installed. If you are not sure how to do this then please read your motherboard manuals for more information.
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Step 3 - Press S to Specify that you want to install additional device.
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Step 4 - You will be asked to insert the floppy disk with the Raid or SCSI drivers. Press enter after you have inserted the disk.
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Step 5 - You will see a list of Raid drivers for your HDD. Select the correct driver for your device and press enter.
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Step 6 - You will then get a Windows XP Professional Setup screen. You have the option to do a new Windows install, Repair previous install or quit. Since we are doing a new install we just press Enter to continue.
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May 06, 2010 | Toshiba Portege M200 Notebook

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How to install windows 7 on Satellite A205-S5880


Hi,

To install Windows 7 no need for RAID driver. If you face issues in installing Windows 7 disable RAID in BIOS, install Windows 7 and then install RAID driver.

How To Manually Upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 - Satellite A200/205:

http://cdgenp01.csd.toshiba.com/content/support/downloads/PSAF3U-PSAF6U-Win7UpgradeInstructions.pdf

Windows 7 Drivers page:

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=DL&os=&category=&moid=2060003&rpn=PSAE3U&modelFilter=A205-S5880&selCategory=3&selFamily=1073768663

Dec 31, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A205-S5880 Notebook

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I have a asus AV7 with a amd 64 bit processor 2 gigs of ram windows Xp Pro 7 dvd burners NEC 16x and 2 120 gig 133HZ.sata drives and 4 133 ATA hard drives 133 maxtor 120 gig configured in a raid stripped 0...


There is a glitch on those AV7 boards ata controler I think. Check the website for the new drivers supposedly they help, but all they did was crash my raid after I installed them. I ended up cloning the whole raid over to a single large sata drive and put in an ide to sata card (non raid unfortunately) and the problem went away. I only had the problem under very heavy disk loading. It seemed to not be quite so bad when I added some additional cooling aimed at the motherboard. As to if it will help your software problem I am unsure. However the only time mine did the mini dump was when I was doing heavy video editing work and after nixing the raid it fixed it, But then again a bad drive in a raid can cause that also.

Sep 10, 2009 | ASUS Computers & Internet

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How to install windows xp sp2 on compaq v3239tu


That happens because the BIOS uses a SATA controller that is not included in Windows XP install disk.

Usually you can solve the problem going to BIOS settings and changing SATA/RAID settings.Check your BIOS settings, and disable SATA RAID mode.This is done in different ways depending on the BIOS.

On HP/Compaq computers for example you press F2 on startup to enter BIOS, then disable SATA mode on bios settings.
On other makes the procedure can be slightly different.


Another way to fix the problem, is by creating your own XP setup disk with SATA drivers included, see:
Resolving "Setup did not find any hard disk drives" during Windows .

Mar 14, 2009 | HP 417068-001 Compaq Presario V3000...

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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.

Feb 15, 2009 | Intel Motherboard

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Pci ide raid card problem


Could be a PSU problem. What wattage PSU do you have?

Jan 31, 2008 | Sabrent SBT-RDIT PCI IDE Silicon Image...

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Install xp-sp2


First you must know is that RAID has nothing to do in a laptop... that function has nothing to do if you use just one HD, I doubt your laptop supports that RAID thing, but if it does you should disable by entering your bios first. It could be SATA problem, that many times the silly companies call RAID or something else...

I would need precise information to help, information about what you do exactly and what exact messages you get.

normally if your hardware is OK and its just a laptop and there is no other thing connected to it, windows should install perfectly... so either you are doing something else or you have hardware problems. Stay in touch with more info please.

Oct 27, 2007 | Toshiba Portege S100-S1133 Notebook

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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.

Jul 04, 2007 | MSI P4MAM-V SND/LAN/VIDEO (6787060)...

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