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Asus K8S-MS boot problem..

Hi.. this is karthik.. i am using Asus K8S-MS mother board.I have tried to reboot my 80GB sata hard disk. 1st i have copied the RAID file to the floppy drive from mother board cd. then i have started to boot.1st i used f-6 key for 3rd party drivers for RAID then it successfully loads the files from cd rom (bootable xp cd). After completing the formatting of c drive, it says "Cannot copy the file : sysraid.sys". so what could be the problem. Does any one know the answer pls help me.

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  • carthik Mar 10, 2008

    hi terry,

    my hard drive is plugged into the first sata slot only. then if i didnt load the raid drive, it says "** hard disk found to boot". pls help me

  • carthik Mar 10, 2008

    sorry it says "** hard disk found to boot"

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My understanding is that if you do not have other drives in a raid configuration you do not need the raid driver loaded ,have your hard drive plugged into the first sata slot, then format the hard drive ,instal o/s and all should be good.

hope this is of help

Terry

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

  • terry Mar 10, 2008

    in this case you need to go into the bios and select your hard drive as the first one to boot (boot order)some bios have boot sequence also ,so check that out also,this info should be in the mobo manual,if you don't have it search it out on the net at asus web site

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