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Thread: Raid Issues




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    I am having issues with a new system build. I hav a SOYO KT333 Dragon Ultra (Platinum edition) with 512MB of DDR333 memory. My video card is a ATI Radeon 9000 Pro 128MB. The board has an embedded Highpoint Raid chip (HPT372)capable of supporting ATA133. I am using two Maxtor Diamond Max Plus 9 80GB ATA133 drives.

    Here is my problem. I go into the Raid bios and select the drives and the type of raid (I want mirroring), then I duplicate the drives. I boot into dos to FDISK and format the drive(s). I reboot with an XP professional CD and it starts to install. I supply the drivers for the raid when asked, it continues to copy windows files and when it says "Setup is starting windows" It either locks up or blue screens. The error I got was something abouting trying to write to read only memory.

    Any ideas?

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    I used a minimal boot from a Floopy to get that going. But maybe by just switching the Radeon with an older card, installing XP and then after the Windows install, reinstall the Radeon.
    - Damien

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    :snip:

    Sorry, I forgot to mention this. I have tried an older ATI card and a Creative Labs Banshee card as well.

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    Do you have the raid set in the bios as the second boot device? When Windows does its first reboot, do you let the "boot from cd" time out? Is the raid array set to boot in the raid config utility?

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    The raid is set as the 2nd boot device, with floppy being first and cdrom being 3rd. The Raid bios is set to have one of the hard drives as being the boot drive. Windows never does it's first reboot, it locks up when setup is trying to start windows.

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    Have you checked BIOS or driver updates from SOYO?

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    Yup, latest bios and drivers

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    ... and its a KT333 w/512 and what kinda HDD'S?
    I might experiment with this, as we do get SOYO's in at work, maybe my Boss will let me take a stab at your prob with his stock... not sure... oh i see, 80GB maxtors... hmm dont think we have any of those in stock....

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    Would it be an option to install Win 2K server and if that works fine try upgrading to XP?

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    Not really, kinda sloppy.
    What other options are in the HPT RAID Bios configuration area. I have the HPT 370 (i think) and it sounds like your doing it right, but the bluescreen sounds like the "build RAID array" function was never fully completed...

    ...and im not gonna be able to get my hands on that board for another couple weeks. Try calling SOYO's tech support...

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