Xp + Nvraid Help!
I saw the guide here, and I have understood and followed everything, even with NLITE method.
I see that you have posted a link for 5.10 version. But the newer version is 8.43, am I correct? If so, then 5.10 can fit in 1.44MB Flopppy disk. But what about 8.43? I cannot put 8.43 in the floppy disk, even without RAIDTOOL.
I did everything, it was perfect until where I'm suppose to be on my own. But the XP doesn't find any harddrives installed. I've been at this for two days now.
And as for using the NLITE method, everything freezes up over and over. But until, somehow, I got through completely. But it doesn't allow me do anything I want. Like it doesn't let me download window update. And when I tried, it crashes. Two errors as far as I can remember is win32k.sys and atapi.sys. When I needed to format 80GB harddrive to make it appear through disk management, and I crash.
This is really messed up. I really need help so bad.
I'm tying to RAID0 for two 36GB Raptors, both exact same model. I've also ran a test for both, they're both fine without any errors. I'm desperate.
Hi Technoholic and welcome to AOA.
I had a problem with my SATA drive when i first go it. First, for compatibility, set the drive into 1.5Gbps mode via the jumper. Next, boot into XP (i assume you can do this). From here, you need to go into control panel --> administrative tools --> Disk Management. From there, it should pick up the new drives and you should be good to go after a restart. You can then re-enable SATA 3Gbps mode by removing the jumper you installed earlier.
Be sure to let me know how it goes.
The two RAPTORS were traded, so basically it's empty.
So you're saying that I should install XP on one drive itself, then make it RAID from there?
[Edit] Ooh, I understand why you're saying this. I meant to ask for help to install XP on my raided Raptors harddrive. I want to install the XP on the raided Raptors.
Last edited by Technoholic; 11th March, 2007 at 06:31 PM.
I think the idea is that you do a WinXP install on any old drive and use an updated XP to partition and format the RAID - take away the older drive and *then* XP should see the drive for install - painful as it may seem this worked for me !
The drivers you need on the floppy consist of two files that you select and a few others - you don't need the whole update (screenshot attached).
1. Which mainboard with which sort of nForce chipset do you have?
2. Is your RAID "healthy" and set as bootable?
3. Did you test your RAM sticks with a tool like memtest?
If you want to install new nForce RAID drivers from scratch, you should integrate them into a bootable XP CD by using a tool like nLite.
Here is a guide: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?...0&st=0&start=0
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