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    Default [Resolved] RAID 1 on ICH10R (bluescreen and various errors) cant boot or install

    This should probably have been posted in the Storage section. Sorry.
    I would appreciate if a mod could move it.

    Ok, Ive read around alot, thought I was ready to set up my first RAID array...
    Well, to set the arrays up was easy, but after that my computer wasn't really happy with me...

    Actually, it wont do anything I tell it to, so I need some parenting help, which is why I came to my favorite tech forum to get some assistance!

    Disks: Samsung F3 1 TB
    Array: 1+1 TB + 1+1 TB in RAID 1 (two arrays)
    MOBO: GB X58-UD5, RAID from ICH10R
    OS: Win 7 Pro x64

    Heres my original plan and what I did:
    Replace my old (250 GB + 250 GB + 1 TB) drives, with the new four 1 TB drives.
    Partition setup:
    Disk 1: one for OS (50 GB) and one for games (200 GB)
    Disk 2: one for games (250 GB) (no I definitely didnt use all the space :p )
    Disk 3: My Docs, music, pics, movies and everything else that is not a game or OS

    How did I get the data off of those and on to the new drives:
    Made bootable Acronis True Image Home 2010 and cloned the partitions so the structure was about the same as the old setup (with a few enhancements)
    QUESTION: I didnt actually format the corresponding RAIDed disk, as I thought the RAID setup thing would take care of that...
    Is that correct, or might that be the cause of the problem? I do have a bootable for Acronis Disk Director as well, so if I need to format all the drives before cloning, please let me know.


    Cloned the C: and D: drive (disk 1), shut down and removed the old primary active.
    Cloned the M: drive (disk 3) shut down, started and hoped for the best.

    Booting...BOOTMGR is missing or currupt...
    Booting Windows CD, replacing BOOTMGR...
    Booting, windows start loading but right before the log on screen should appear I get a BSOD.
    The BSOD doesnt even "load" properly before it reboots so cant catch a letter.

    Thinking... bluescreen... hmmm...
    Disabling RAID in BIOS, reboots, boots properly into windows! (meaning partition is good)
    Thinking some more, wanna cry...

    Tries a lot of stuff that comes to mind, used quite a few hours on that.
    Decides to reinstall Windows, backs up the registry and other files that might be good to replace after installation so I maybe wont need to reinstall everything.

    Booting Windows CD, comes to the page with the drives listed to choose the OS install disk.
    Msg saying on the bottom:
    Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the setup log files for more information.
    Thinking, awe jeez come on! Why do you need a system partition in the first place?
    Thats what Im gonna make!
    Thinking some more and reading, downloading Intel RAID driver from the Intel website, putting it on a USB thumb drive, trying to load the driver before trying to install...
    First when I load it, nothing happens and the same msg as above shows up, when I try to load the driver 2nd time I get a BSOD with STOP: 0x0A, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    This was kinda messy, any questions, ask.
    Hope some of you got a solution :)

    If it would be a good idea to run through the whole RAID setup and disk cloning process, please tell me exactly in what order things must be done and whether I have to format the drives first or not.

    Running SLI btw, tried to remove one of the cards with no luck!

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: RAID 1 on ICH10R (bluescreen and various errors) cant boot or install

    only way to get it right is to do a freash install from scratch your not going to be able to do what you are trying because
    when you set up raid it put file on differant drives

    for exsample if you have 4 drives in raid 0 in one strip and install windows
    windows is install on all 4 drives some files to each drive
    that also includes your boot sector thats why your getting
    BOOTMGR is missing or currupt
    it may also say MTR is missing
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    Default Re: RAID 1 on ICH10R (bluescreen and various errors) cant boot or install

    Im setting up RAID 1 though...
    So you are saying I simply cant have an OS on a mirrored drive?
    that doesnt make sense when the mobo manual explains how to install Windows when RAID is enabled...

    So best thing would maybe be to have the OS on my old 250 GB drive and use the mirrored drives for data only?

    I just have to comment it, one sweet computer you got there dude!
    How far can you push the 980X on the UD9?
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    Default Re: RAID 1 on ICH10R (bluescreen and various errors) cant boot or install

    yes you can have os mirrored drive if its set up that way to start with

    you are trying to clone a single drive then put it on a raid strip i may be wrong but I dont think it can be done
    A fresh install is the best way to go

    if i was you i would save any files i want to a back picture, doc, music ect. up drive USB or single drive does not matter
    then set up your raid aray the way you want 1,2 or even 3 strip then install windows to the strip you want then install games program are anything elso to your other drives

    thank you i have had it to 5.1 and stable but my 24/7 speed is 3.8
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    Default Re: RAID 1 on ICH10R (bluescreen and various errors) cant boot or install

    k, thx for ur help.
    Clean install went through after a bunch of fixes etc..

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    glad to here you got it :)
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    Default Re: RAID 1 on ICH10R (bluescreen and various errors) cant boot or install

    All sorted now right?

    If so nice to see you got it, if not let us know if you need more help

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    Default Re: RAID 1 on ICH10R (bluescreen and various errors) cant boot or install

    Yeah I'm all set thx :)

    but I guess I can sneak in an other question...

    In the Intel RST program, I have the option to initialize and verify the disks.
    Is that something I should run occasionally, or is that automatic? I did ran the initialization once.a couple days ago, and now after a reboot it started "verifying and repairing"...

    Is that when it kinda updates the mirrored content on both disks?

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    Default Re: RAID 1 on ICH10R (bluescreen and various errors) cant boot or install

    Great to hear all is well!

    Initialize should only need done once, when you first start. Now verification can be done anytime you want, and or can also be set in motion automatically by errors.

    If it is doing a repair let it run until it's finished, otherwise it might start all over again if you shut it down and reboot. The data on the disks will be mirrored in real time as you write to the disk, only when there is a error or it thinks there is, will a repair be set in motion (Or by you manually)

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