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Vista Install Issue

Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DS5 (rev. 1.0)
How to Configure bios setting to create and format a sata raid that vista can recognise
Issues:
-Cannot Use DOS.. Made A Boot Disk.. Cannot Use DOS Commands In DOS .. For Some Reason, DOS Wont Recognise The Command.com
-Cant Update The BIOS - See Cannot Use DOS
-Cannot Install The RAID Controller Drivers In An XP Install.. Cause It Says They Are Corrupted
-Vista Install hangs instantly after the files are copied
-Cant Download the drivers from the Gigabythe site, As There In An .Exe File.. That Wont Run On 64 bit (Only System I Have Acess To)

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This link has at the bottom of the page a bootable cd .iso to download.Burn this iso on cd and boot from it. or download GParted bootable ISO download and burn on cd and boot from there. Its like running FDISK on steroids.
You should configure sata in the bios boot options etc.

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

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