I can have the ribbon cable already connected but I thought the IDE drives were not hot swapable is this the correct term? It starts to copy files and asks which partition to use. I could be a little off on the particulars here, but in order to install Vista on your nVidia raid controller, you’ll need to get the drivers from nVidia if Asus doesn’t have them on their site. NB7 file is located. WOOPS have been there IDE drive which has no boot files.
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Asus A8N-SLI Premium NVIDIA Socket ATX Motherboard Overview – CNET
Without configuring the addition drive a part of the RAID array, the system views it as a regular drive and assigns a drive letter after c:. Hope this helps 0 Votes.
I could be a little off on the particulars here, but in order to install Vista on your nVidia raid controller, you’ll need to get the drivers from nVidia if Asus doesn’t have them on their site. Duh that’s what I get for posting at 1: Regardless of how I set up the bios I could not make it work.
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Thanks, I was debating if this should be mobo or OS forum. I am using Novastor backup software which does not currently permit restores from an external USB drive which would solve all my problems. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.
Rychek Ars Scholae Palatinae Tribus: Do not post advertisements, offensive material, profanity, or personal attacks. No you can not plug in the IDE drive while it’s running.
IDE drive which has no boot files.
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I had this happen and the RAID card need it’s driver ti even reconize the card. Near where folks know what picante s8n-sli should taste like Registered: From my understanding I can install vista from inside my XP install and manually tell it to install on a certain drive, but where does the raid instructions come from if Vista is on it’s own drive and XP is not telling the system it’s a raid, and neither is the mobo???
It was lower on the chain of controllers and took precedence as c:. They say they are working on it, but I needed it yesterday.
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Wed Mar rwid, 4: It sounds as if both are enabled, I suggest rejumpering your IDE drive to act as Slave and partition it as a logical drive. My Acer Nitro 5 is dead It sounds like you broke the “NO 2 Masters Rule”. When you have the computer working to the way that you want reconnect the IDE Drive and format it up and copy your data back to it and it will be working as you had it previously.
If you don’t do this you run the risk of damaging the Windows Install and causing errors to crop up in the system. Create a new discussion If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.
Wed Mar 21, 1: The first 2 are mirrored in a RAID1 array and the 3rd one is my backup storage drive. And one Silicon Image four ports which I will be using for raid 5 with 4 new WD ksrtl drives that are on their way. It’s not really a problem.
This conversation is currently closed to new comments. Thanks for the reply. Found out it can’t be done. Wed Mar 21, 5: I hope this helps 0 Votes.