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    Default GA-Z77X-UD3h - Cant boot to DVD/CD rom when in Raid mode ???

    Hi Guys,

    Having a few teething issues since ditching my Asrock z77 Ext4 board in favour of a Gigabyte z77x-UD3h.

    Today I wanted to do a fresh OSD install.

    However I cant boot from the Windows 7 x64 DVD as my sata mode is set to Raid (for my x2 Crucial M4's which will be set up in Raid 0)

    The DVD rom will only show up in the boot menu when I change it to AHCI mode - however this is no good as obviously I want to install windows in Raid mode.

    Am I missing something obvious here ?
    With my Asrock board you can still boot to DVD/CD rom even when system is set to Raid mode, I can't beleive its not possible on the Gigabyte as how on earth do Raid users install windows, or even boot with other utitlies (Hiren boot cd, Parted magic)????

    Using bios f19j

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    Default Re: GA-Z77X-UD3h - Cant boot to DVD/CD rom when in Raid mode ???

    is there an option for raid/ahci? I know there used to be on x58,i don't use raid on z77 or I could say for sure
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    Default Re: GA-Z77X-UD3h - Cant boot to DVD/CD rom when in Raid mode ???

    Im not really sure what you mean tbh mate.

    The sata controller has 3 modes, IDE/AHCI/RAID.

    If RAID is selected the DVD/CD rom doens't appear as a device in the boot menu.

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    Default Re: GA-Z77X-UD3h - Cant boot to DVD/CD rom when in Raid mode ???

    Maybe it's an issue with your F19j bios.
    One option that might work is if you boot from a bootable win7 x64 usb flash drive connected to one of the usb 2.0 ports in the rear I/O panel.
    You might not have the problem if you flash using the latest final bios version from the Gigabyte download site for your motherboard.
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    Default Re: GA-Z77X-UD3h - Cant boot to DVD/CD rom when in Raid mode ???

    Ok cheers for the info.

    I'll try it from a Windows7 Bootable usb, just setting one up now.

    There is no usb 2.0 ports on the rear panel of this mobo, its got x6 3.0 ports only !!

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    Default Re: GA-Z77X-UD3h - Cant boot to DVD/CD rom when in Raid mode ???

    Hopefully the win7 bootable usb flash drive will work if it's plugged into a native Intel usb 3.0 port.

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    Default Re: GA-Z77X-UD3h - Cant boot to DVD/CD rom when in Raid mode ???

    Quote Originally Posted by SLICKRIC21 View Post
    Im not really sure what you mean tbh mate.

    The sata controller has 3 modes, IDE/AHCI/RAID.

    If RAID is selected the DVD/CD rom doens't appear as a device in the boot menu.
    ahh ok its different then

    have you tried with the dvd drive on different ports? maybe it will show up? other than that id try an older bios to see if it gets seen in raid mode
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    Default Re: GA-Z77X-UD3h - Cant boot to DVD/CD rom when in Raid mode ???

    Cheers for the hint.

    I swapped it from port 4 to port 5, and when the Windows 7 x64 install cd is in the drive it shows up in the boot list as "UEFI - HL-DL-ST BDDVDDRW GGC-H20L"

    However it still wont boot from it, it just goes to the Gigabyte splash logo and sits there and does nothing untill I reset the computer.

    If no dvd in the drive, or for example my Parted Magic boot cd, it doesn't show up in boot menu.

    Just put this into the too hard bracket and now installed Windows from a usb stick which obviously worked !!!!

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    Thumbs up Re: GA-Z77X-UD3h - Cant boot to DVD/CD rom when in Raid mode ???

    Well it certainly took you long enough!!
    Glad to hear that you finally got windows installed.
    I'm still wondering why you had so much trouble with your DVD when Raid was enabled...

    I don't know if you could have:
    1. Installed win 7 with your DVD using AHCI or IDE mode to a single ssd
    2. Switched to Raid mode while in windows using the registry "hack"
    3. Booted back into the bios to install the Raid drivers and created your array without destroying the operating system
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    Default Re: GA-Z77X-UD3h - Cant boot to DVD/CD rom when in Raid mode ???

    Yeah did take a while but sorted it in the end.

    Im sure the problem with booting from cd/dvd was to do with the various boot settings for Legacy/UEFI....... although I did try all combinations.

    As I said ealier the dvd rom dtive would only show up as a boot drive (in raid mode)when connected to port5 and with the win7 disk inserted.
    Other boot cds such as Parted Magic & Hiren Boot cd and it wouldn't show up ever.

    Anyway as it froze anyway trying to boot from the Win7 dvd, looks like usb it is then !

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