Help With Raid
Motherboard Giga-byte 7DXR bios version F8
CPU AMD Athlon XP1800
Hard Drives 2 x IBM Desktar GPX120 40gb
Memory 512mb pc2100 ddr
OS Windows XP Home
after fdisk, formating and creating a raid 0 array,.. windows will not accept the latest XP Drivers from giga-byte and thus can not find the hard drives leaving me unable to install windows. Can anyone please help? Could this be caused by using an OEM version of Windows that i bought with my motherboard? Maybe wrong bios settings? Also could anyone please refer me to any sites dealing with troubleshooting raid? Thanks
Last edited by xxrrcxx; 01-19-2002 at 10:23 PM.
Although I have a different mobo (Asus A7V133) and am running XPPro, I'm not sure from your description what you mean by "not accpeting" the drivers. I needed to put the mobo vendor's Promise raid drivers on a 3.5" floppy. Early on during the XP install, you are prompted to hit F6 if you will need to install SCSI drivers. Hit F6. Later during the install, you will be prompted to put the floppy with drivers in your floppy drive. XP should then prompt you load them.
One other hint, I had to maker sure the drivers were at the root directory of the floppy.
Thanks for your reply.
When trying to install the drivers,.. windows pops up with the following error message:
File\WinXP\Fasttrack.sys caused an unexpected error (18) at line 2108 in d:\xpclient\base\boot\setup\oemdisk.c.
i've tried drivers from both giga-byte and Promise. same thing.
Last edited by xxrrcxx; 01-19-2002 at 11:34 PM.
I have a fasttrack 100 but not running yet. Its for a new setup I am getting ready to build. I do have a Promise ULTRA 66, and I loaded Windows 98 and 2K with the HDD on IDE 1, the primary mobo chanel, then I loaded the Promise drivers to the system, shut down and inserted the controller card, booted up and Windows found and installed the drivers. I can't remember exactly, but I think I did not connect the hard drive until later, after the card was installed and the drivers found, then connected the drive.
in my girlfriend's case, the gigabyte driver for FT100 did
work properly, but in my own case, i have an Asus A7V133, it
did not, with any driver!!
i still had an win2k pro driver, so i installed win2k pro and
updated to win xp........
the latest drivers from asus do also not work properly under
Thank you everyone for your help and comments,.. however,.. after messing with this for a week,... I am giving up. My Sandra scores are roughly 31000 for each drive,. and although i would have liked faster,.. i guess thats good enough for me. Thank you again.
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