raid drives not useable but they are detected

Discussion in 'MSI' started by Col, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. Col

    Col Guest

    Ive put two 160 gig drives on the raid, r/bios sees them ok but I cant get
    xp setup to see them on installation it just says no hard drive found. Ive
    read the support forum on msi web site and googled the problem but no joy,
    set it up according to the manual.

    Anyone have any ideas as to the cause of this problem?

    Thanks for any info.

    Col, Jan 26, 2004
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  2. Driver. Driver. Driver.
    Ideally, put the XP RAID drivers onto a floppy disk (you can sometimes use
    the CD, but the floppy is easier), and when the install starts, hit 'F6'
    (which says it is to install drivers for SCSI). Basically, on all the MS
    OS's, 'SCSI' is used as a code for any controller that needs third party
    drivers. The install will continue as normal, but then ask for the
    manufacturers disk. Insert this, and the system will offer to install the
    available driver sets (on Promise controllers for instance, there are two
    driver sets, one to use their ports as normal ports, and the other to use
    RAID). Obviously, you need to select the 'RAID' driver set. XP, will then
    see the array.

    Best Wishes
    Roger Hamlett, Jan 26, 2004
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  3. Col

    Hellraiser Guest

    When installing XP, you need to hit F6 at the beginning when it says "Press
    F6 to install additional RAID driver" or some such. Insert your RAID floppy
    when prompted, then pick the driver that works with your system. Install and
    away you go. Failure to do so will result in either a unmountable boot
    volume error on boot, or non-detection of the drives.

    Hellraiser, Jan 26, 2004
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