|It would have helped to know what the error was exactly as to why vista would not install on 3 different harddrives.|
The first rule for any build:
only install the least amount of hardware.....1 stick of ram, 1 hardrive, if it has onboard video use that first and then install another graphics card after it is set up, 1 optical drive....once the operating system is installed and running then simply add your other hardware 1 at a time. The reasons should be self evident that if there is a problem you will be able to track it down easier.
second rule.....adjust the BIOS to the default levels...this is the lowest settings that can be used to install the operating system and set the date and time sequence, then make sure that the harddrive is set to proper setting as in SATA, RAID, IEDE and jumpers are set accordingly for the installed drives as in master,slave, cable select and that you have the proper cables installed in the correct locations on the board....then on first boot make sure everything shows up in the BIOS as it is suppose to...then change the Boot first order to boot to CD install the disk...press F10 to save settings and exit and then let it boot and see what developes....By the way that board supports RAID arrays which require multiple harddrives to be installed and will probably need the raid drivers to be installed during set-up by pressing the F6 key when prompted if you are trying to set up RAID.
Till know more as to what the exact error is that is about it!
In reference to 11/05/2008
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