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    Default Problem loading AMD RAID drivers during Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit install-A-870A-UD3

    My Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit installer rejects the latest AMD RAID drivers because their signature has expired. Now what?

    I can build the RAID in BIOS without a problem. The Windows install starts fine. I get to the "load drivers" window and I can browse my flash drive to the 64bit driver folder. And the drivers are even seen by the installer. I click "load", but then it rejects the drivers because of some kind of signature BS.

    "To continue installation, use the Load Driver option to install 32-bit and signed 64-bit drivers. Installing an unsigned 64-bit device driver is not supported and might result in an unusable Windows installation."

    I already tried these...
    Gigabyte web site drivers
    AMD web site drivers
    32bit drivers
    64bit drivers
    install from boot dvd
    install on a separate drive from within windows
    manually copy driver into temp system32/drivers folder
    F8 during boot -> disable driver enforcement

    the ONLY way i can successfully install Windows 7 64bit on a RAID with this board is on the 2 "GRAID" ports and the GRAID drivers. The southbridge AMD RAID drivers fail to load every time.

    failed driver= ahcix64s.msi
    Last edited by phosphene; 04-01-2011 at 10:20 PM.
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    Default Re: Problem loading AMD RAID drivers during Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit install-A-870A-U

    Try setting back the CMOS clock to a year or two ago, then the signature should be valid if that is really the issue.

    Did you download the latest from AMD, I know you mentioned their site but just wanted to be sure? You can get the latest AMD ones from here

    Chipset
    Drivers & Support | GAME.AMD.COM

    Catalyst, separate components, and RAID drivers
    Drivers & Support | GAME.AMD.COM

    Go to motherboard and select your OS version, then click the optional downloads tab and you will see the RAID drivers.

    If this is just an x64 driver issue, and not really a date issue, you can hit F8 on bootup and disable driver signing but I've never seen this be an issue until after install.

    For Intel we can install in AHCI mode, then switch to RAID mode later, not sure if that is possible on AMD though. You may want to try it after looking around for how this is done on AMD, on Intel it is a simple registry change

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    Default Re: Problem loading AMD RAID drivers during Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit install-A-870A-U

    setting the clock in BIOS did not help. Although it was a good idea.
    Yes, I am using the latest drivers.
    AHCI is Intel only. I dont know why the option even exists on this AMD mobo. But I tried it anyways. The boot screen shows both disks when in AHCI mode. But the Windows installer doesnt find any drivers in folders.

    EVERY RAID driver gives me...
    "To continue installation, use the Load Driver option to install 32-bit and signed 64-bit drivers. Installing an unsigned 64-bit device driver is not supported and might result in an unusable Windows installation."

    Even the 32bit drivers give me the signature error. Although, after it rejects the 32bit drivers, the RAID appears in the list. But it cant be formatted or installed onto, or used in any way.

    And it doesnt look like it matters anyways. The same "ahcix64s.msi " driver is in all the 64bit and 32bit folders.

    I dunno who to be angry with...
    Microsoft for creating a fascist driver signing policy?
    AMD for releasing drivers with expired signatures?
    Gigabyte for using them?

    Either way, Im an unsatisfied customer. This mobo has given me nothin but problems since day 1. I'm not impressed.
    Last edited by phosphene; 04-02-2011 at 12:32 PM.
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    Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 rev 2.2, BIOS F5a <-- avoid this mobo like the plague
    AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz @3.2GHz
    CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1866Mhz @1333Mhz
    Gigabyte Radeon HD 5770 1GB
    2 x 1TB SATA2 RAID0
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    Blu-Ray

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    Default Re: Problem loading AMD RAID drivers during Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit install-A-870A-U

    Do you have both driver on the USB or only the 32/64 bit version each time you are trying to install, are they at the root of the USB or in a sub-directory?

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    Default Re: Problem loading AMD RAID drivers during Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit install-A-870A-U

    i have ALL the mobo drivers on the flash drive.
    they are in a sub directory....the default expanded folders. And the windows installer has no problem with the flash drive. Its the drivers it dont like.
    Completely unstable computer, even when underclocked
    Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 rev 2.2, BIOS F5a <-- avoid this mobo like the plague
    AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz @3.2GHz
    CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1866Mhz @1333Mhz
    Gigabyte Radeon HD 5770 1GB
    2 x 1TB SATA2 RAID0
    700 watt PSU
    Blu-Ray

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    Default Re: Problem loading AMD RAID drivers during Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit install-A-870A-U

    Just to be sure beyond all doubt, place only the drivers you want to install at the root directory.

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    Default Re: Problem loading AMD RAID drivers during Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit install-A-870A-U

    If that does not help please start a ticket here with GIGABYTE.

    Iit will take them a few days to get back to you but I'm sure they can help as this is not a widely spread issue or I would have seen it much more often (This is the first)
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    Default Re: Problem loading AMD RAID drivers during Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit install-A-870A-U

    We are not sure where you got those drivers. You may want to try again. Check to be sure you have the SATA hard disk connecters in the SATA3 0 and SATA3 1. Not the GSATA2 6 and 7. Also the BIOS is setup for the proper ports. Please go over section 5 of your motherboard manual again. You will want to use the BIOS RAID Setup utility. You will want to check to be sure that in the RAID Setup Utility the disks are set to RAID and the disk assignment is set to Y not N as is seen on page 78 Figure 5 of your motherboard manual. Assignment N change to Y
    4. Press the <SPACE> key or <Y>to change the Assignment option to Y. This action adds the drive to the disk array. The Drv section will show the number of disks assigned.
    http://download.gigabyte.ru/manual/m...ud3_v2.2_e.pdf
    Did You Try SATA RAID 3.2.1540.75? Did you try downloading it from here?
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    If you did try it from a different location like America or China. After all it is a download.

    By artdrivers at 2011-04-02
    Last edited by artdrivers; 04-03-2011 at 01:22 PM.
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    Default Re: Problem loading AMD RAID drivers during Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit install-A-870A-U

    Thanks for stopping by Artdrivers, I was about to PM you on this if he couldn't get it going, because this is the first time I've seen this issue so it can't be the norm.

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    Default Re: Problem loading AMD RAID drivers during Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit install-A-870A-U

    It's also the first time I have seen it. If the correct drivers are being used this should not happen. I was thinking you do have to have all the dots connected when going RAID. Maybe the hard disks were not connected to the right ports when attempting the chipset drivers. Or maybe it was a bad download on the chipset drivers which left them corrupted. I don't know just trying to help.
    Last edited by artdrivers; 04-04-2011 at 04:38 AM.
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    4GB / Kingston / KHX8500D2K2/2GN / 5-5-5-18 / 1066Mhz
    (2) WD Caviar / WD2500AAKS/ 250GB in SATA RAID-0
    (1) WD Caviar / WD2500AAKS/ 250GB in SATA AHCI
    (2) IDE's 1 8XdualDVDRW 1 52x32x52x CDRW
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