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    Default GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 will not find os in raid

    Started my new build with the GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5, could not install XP with raid, ahci, and native in bios enabled, did hit f6 and install drivers from floppy, installed with them turned off and still used drivers. Have the system running but need to know how to enable ahci and native mode thanks.

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 will not find os in raid

    You want to use AHCI correct, or RAID?

    XP will require a floppy, and your install disk must be SP1 or greater. Do you have a floppy and the correct disk?

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 will not find os in raid

    had to install with raid off, xp already running need to get raid to work now.

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 will not find os in raid

    To make XP run in RAID mode you MUST do a clean install, there is no way around that.

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 will not find os in raid

    Going to build dual boot with 4 drives, only want raid for Win7 need to find a way to turn it on in bios so XP will boot.

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    there is no way to do that
    a sugestion mount all 4 drives in raid 0 then Partition the drive in half install windows 7 to Drive C & XP to Drive D

    I am Just wounder If you have the retail copy of windows 7 why install XP
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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 will not find os in raid

    If you want Windows 7 RAID and XP not raid you will need to either only use your disks differently than you are thinking.

    You could use 3 for RAID 0 for windows 7, and one as Non RAID for XP. You cannot create a RAID from all 4, then use one or any amount of them for NON RAID for XP. It will have to either be a NON RAID Disk, or setup in a different partition or array as RAID as well.

    If you already have XP install, to one disk, and want to use the other 3 for RAID you can do that. If that is what you want to do is go into the Integrated Peripherals BIOS page and enable RAID at the top settings (not middle/lower ones), then go into the RAID ROM BIOS by hitting control + I at bootup/IRQ Screen and create a array with 3 of your disks. Be sure you do not choose one with XP on it to be part of the array.

    Then anytime you need to boot to XP you would simply go into the BIOS and disable RAID and use F12 boot menu to choose the XP disk to boot to. This is highly dangerous and not suggested really as you can corrupt your RAID array this way if you are not careful.

    It would be much safer to use both in RAID, or simply do not use XP. Or if you want/need XP for something install it in Vmware or Virtual PC in your windows 7 install. I do this to help people here, I have Several OS installed in Vmware, that cost $$ though but you can download Virtual PC free from Microsoft.

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