add extra SATA to A8v Deluxe Promise to Windows?

Discussion in 'Asus' started by idiotprogrammer, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. I have a machine with Windows XP and 2 SATA hd on my two via

    I want to add a 400 gig SATA drive to Promise controller on my a8v
    deluxe system.

    Bios detects this drive on the promise controller. I disabled the
    Promise RAID. The Computer Management/Storage utilities don't show
    this drive anywhere.

    How do I load the correct Promise Drivers? Do I need to boot from
    Install CD and load the promise driver via floppy? (or does that only
    apply to fresh installs?)

    Robert Nagle
    Houston, Texas
    idiotprogrammer, Mar 19, 2006
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  2. I'll answer my own question

    I'll answer my own question.

    Boot into Windows.

    Open Device Manager. Go to Other Devices (where RAID controller has
    question mark).

    Download Promise driver. Extract. Right click on RAID controller with
    question mark.

    Tell it to look in the directory you extracted it to.
    It will find it, load the driver, and you'll be fine.

    Then you'll need to go to Computer Management to partition/format, but
    that's a breeze.

    idiotprogrammer, Mar 19, 2006
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