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RAID 1 not installing with WinXP32

I'm trying to install two formatted WD1600AAJS drives as RAID 1 on Intel D875PBZ. The BIOS (P33) is set for RAID 1 and I loaded the Intel RAID driver during XP install (F6) but XP doesn't recognize the drives. It does see them when they are set to normal (non-RAID). Is this a BIOS issue or is the driver not 48-bit to recognize >137GB?

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Re: RAID 1 not installing with WinXP32 - Intel D875PBZ Motherboard Motherboards

Did you run the RAID configuration utility?

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My Msi G41 TM-P33 mainboard is cann't run probability. It run first step, but don't run if i save bios setting.

Hello download the manual here:

Please unzip the file, and adobe reader is needed to read the content.

Try to enter the bios, and load default settings.
Select the boot option for the drive.
First boot device: dvd drive.
Second the harddrive.

Save the settings you have made, and leave the bios.

Good luck

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I upgraded matheboard from p6t6 (stopped working for some reazon) to p6t7. My hard drives have been set up to raid. I have windows 7 ultimate installed. I set bios to raid and choose proper disc as boot 1...

On many systems with RAID1 support built into the mobo chipset, that system includes some RAID management software in BIOS. You won't see it until you turn on RAID capabilities in the BIOS and add a drive. But you might find all the details you need in manuals on the matter from Dell, so look for those. They could have come with your machine, or you may have to search their website and download.

On systems I've seen you create and manage RAID arrays using that built-in software, NOT Windows tools. In fact, some RAID1 management tools would allow you to convert a single stand-along HDD to a RAID1 array by adding a matching HDD unit and then having the system copy all the data to the second drive. This is almost the same as the process to repair a damaged RAID1 array by replacing one faulty drive with a new one and rebuilding the array.

HOWEVER, Windows ALWAYS needs a RAID driver installed in it to use any RAID array. If you are simply booting from a "normal" stand-alone disk into Windows and then using a RAID array as a data storage system, the RAID driver installation can be done any time after Windows is running as you set up the new storage system. BUT Windows in ANY version cannot BOOT from a RAID array unless the RAID driver has been installed at the very beginning of the OS installation. This implies that, if you want to convert your single disk into a RAID1 2-disk array and use ONLY that as the HDD resource in the machine, you will need to re-install Windows, this time including the required RAID driver install at the beginning, in order to boot from that array.

I have read that there may be ways to convert a non-bootable RAID array into bootable by some complicated editing of Windows registry and boot files in order to force it to load the right driver at the right time from the right spot on a HDD, etc. But I am not SURE that would work. It's definitely for the adventurous knowledgeable techie.

So here's a quick guide to installing hardware RAID on a motherboard that features a RAID controller. These steps assume you are performing a clean Windows 7 install rather than an upgrade, and they might differ depending on your system set-up, but the general principles should be the same.
  1. Download the RAID drivers for your motherboard from the manufacturer's website and save them to a memory stick.
  2. Back up all your important data!
  3. Turn your PC off and unplug it.
  4. Install 2 hard disks preferably with identically capacity into your PC.
  5. Turn on your PC, press the delete key or F2 key when prompted to get to the BIOS menu.
  6. Find the option to select the RAID mode, save your settings and exit BIOS.image.axd?picture=bios-raid-options.jpg
  7. On reboot you should see a new menu option to enter the RAID controller settings. Enter the key combination when prompted to get to the RAID controller menu. image.axd?picture=amd-raid-menu.jpg
  8. Create a new RAID array selecting either RAID 0, or RAID 1.
  9. Select the disks that will form the array, save the settings and exit.
  10. On reboot press the delete key or F2 key when prompted to get to the BIOS menu.
  11. Check the boot sequence of your PC and ensure your optical drive is top of the list.image.axd?picture=bios-boot-sequence-options.jpg
  12. Insert your Windows 7 disk into the optical drive and exit the BIOS.
  13. On reboot press any key when prompted to boot from the optical drive.
  14. Windows 7 should start installing.
  15. Select your localisation settings and click next.image.axd?picture=localisation.jpg
  16. Click "repair your computer" and click the "load drivers" button.image.axd?picture=windows%207%20repair%20menu.png image.axd?picture=load-drivers-option.jpg
  17. Insert your memory stick and browse to the correct driver and install.
  18. Exit back to the Windows 7 install menu click "Install now" and on the next screen click "Custom (advanced)" to perform a clean install.image.axd?picture=install-windows-custom_thumb.jpg
  19. When you are asked where you want to install Windows 7 you should see that the 2 RAID hard disks are now visible as just 1 drive.
  20. Add a partition to the new drive so Windows with be able to recognise it.
  21. Continue installing Windows as normal.

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Are you asking how large a hard Drive the 8280 chip set will support? Every time I searched for 8280 motherboard it shows as a chip set used in some boards not as a motherboard model for any Intel product. Hard drive size is not like RAM. If your Bios will support the Hard Drive and your operating System support the Drive the Motherboard can handle it in all cases I've ever run into. Even a few years back with Bios restricted the largest hard drive you could install manufactures developed a software solution that was installed on the hard drives so they could be used. If this doesn't help please verify your motherboard model and clarify what you are looking for.

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Hope it helps. Thanks for using Fixya!


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I want to format and go back to windows XP on the machine, but Im unable to delete the raid setup

Shut down your system. Other than the primary master drive, disconnect the data cable to all other drives.
Enter your bios. Change the raid setting to Disable or to SATA. Save & exit. Load your Windows CD. Format & install.


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Install at least 2 more hard-drives, and configure them to use RAID.

Then, copy/move all your data-files from "My Documents" onto the new drive-set. The point here is to have "backup" for your files, not for the Operating System files (which can be re-installed from CD/DVD).

Your "programs" can stay on the "current" disk-drive.

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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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Hi under Advanced in your bios is there anything like Raid Rom if so try disableing it then your pc wont look for raid devices and u should be able to boot strieght to your HDD u have installed

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so, that's probably your problem. I suggest

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