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    Default Setting up RAID 1 on GA-EX58

    Had RAID 1 on my XP install. Finally decided to go to Win7-64bit as I do a lot of 3D animation and it could do with more RAM.

    In my excitment to rebuild I did the usual of download every new driver and BIOS.

    There was the problem. I upgraded he BIOS, but IO think it reset the mortherboard to default settings. As I don't tweak too much I was not concered if it reset the BIOS or not. But forgot that SATA setting should have been set to RAID!

    So rebuilt system spent a lot of time installing drives and apps. But noticed the RAID program (intel matrix storange manager)did not install- complaining "the computer does not meet min requirements for installing the software". I'm assuming this is cus I did not set BIOS to RAID - confirm please.

    I realised I should have set BIOS to SATA, set up RAID set, then installed windows.

    If I change BISO setting to RAID, the CTRL-I (for RAID utility) the BISO still thinks discs 0 and 1 are a RAID pair. Bujt when I try to boot it complains "Can't find Bootmgr".

    Took blank RAID disk out and booted. RAID utility now flagged that the 2nd disc was in fault and flagged the the RAID needing REPAIR.

    Thought this was good - I would plug 2nd disk back in and boot and the windows would just copy complete system over (assuming a new drive was in).

    But NO, now it just says "can't find a system disk".

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    My understanding is, is RAID mode it is looking for a bootmgr that is set up when RAID is set up during fresh win install. Cus I did not set up RAID at time it obviously does not see it. So I can't boot my PC with BISO sata setting set to RAID. If I take this setting off, then I can't install the intel software to setup the RAID. Catch 22.

    Someone tell me I don't have to do a rebuild of my complete system to get RAID 1 back on.

    TM

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    Default Re: Setting up RAID 1 on GA-EX58

    You have to format and install windows fresh when setting bios to raid even if its raid1. You can try googling and as there is a registry entry you can change that will alow you to install the raid drivers. Then renter bios and make the changes to raid the system should be able to boot. The perfered way is to start over and reinstall windows.
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    Default Re: Setting up RAID 1 on GA-EX58

    I knew you were going to say that. I've googled but found nothing.

    I'll leave this hanging out there for a while before I bite the bullet and rebuild. Just incase someone has done it.

    Leason learned.

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    Default Re: Setting up RAID 1 on GA-EX58

    try this. this should do it.

    1. Exit all Windows-based programs.
    2. Click Start button
    , type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
    User Account Control permission
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    3. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\Iastorv
    4. In the details pane, right-click Start, and then click Modify.
    5. In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.
    6. On the File menu, click Exit to close Registry Editor.
    7. Install the RAID driver by using the installation media, or download and install the latest driver from the manufacturer's Web site.
    8. Shut down your computer and install the Raid disk in the computer.
    9. Restart your computer.
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    Default Re: Setting up RAID 1 on GA-EX58

    So are you wanting to do a clean install or not?

    If you are then no need to try and fix things, just go into the RAID option ROM (Control + I At bootup) and delete the array, then create a new one and you will be good to go.

    If you want to keep the array, you can try the above mentioned fixes, then let the OS try and repair the array since you broke it by booting without RAID enabled.

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    Default Re: Setting up RAID 1 on GA-EX58

    Tried you suggestion above and still can not install drivers or storange management sw.

    See attached image.

    Will try rebooting and changing the BIOS setting now - if you don't hear from me for a while - it's cus it went bad and I am reinstalling!

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    Default Re: Setting up RAID 1 on GA-EX58

    You will need the BIOS in RAID mode before you can install that.

    Make these changes in the registry, then reboot to BIOS and enable RAID, then come back into the OS and you will be able to install that.

    Enable switching between all IDE/AHCI/RAID modes by changing "Start" Values in these keys to 0
    Code:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Msahci\Start
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Pciide\Start  
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\iaStorV\Start

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    Default Re: Setting up RAID 1 on GA-EX58

    Thanks all for the help - but it is Sunday and if a re-install is needed this was the best time to do it. So I have done a fresh install.

    Must admit Win7 a lot better than XP.

    RAID set up - half expecting the dirve still to complain, but it worked - amazing what just one switch in the BISO does (which is why I try not to tweak too much).

    Hope this thread helps someone in the future.

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    Default Re: Setting up RAID 1 on GA-EX58

    glad to hear all is working well.
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    Default Re: Setting up RAID 1 on GA-EX58

    Sorry to hear you had to do a clean install, but it's great to see everything is working smoothly for you now though!

    Post back anytime if you need more help with anything.

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