Win XP install problem on RAID0 with Win 7

Microsoft Windows xp home edition w/sp2
January 30, 2010 at 23:56:46
Specs: Windows 7
wXP install problem on RAID0 with W7

hello
i have 2 western digital 80gb on raid0 on a
ASUS M2N-x motherboard. on this array i
have installed windows 7 and now i want to
install windows xp on another partition.
the problem is that windows xp setup won't
recognize my array even with the original raid
driver floppy-disk.
i created even an nLite customized xp with
those drivers installed and it doesn't work.

i know that windows 7 creates a 100mb
partition in front of partition C. could this be the
problem


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#1
January 31, 2010 at 05:40:47
What do you hope to achieve by using RAID0. If it is speed, forget it, especially with an operating system. Get rid of the RAID 0 and use the two disk independently.

There is no advantage in using RAID 0 and a lot of disadvantages.

Having said that, the usual procedure when installing two Operating System is to install the older Operating Sytem first.

Stuart


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#2
February 1, 2010 at 07:10:18

okey
can someone explain why it must be done this way?

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#3
February 1, 2010 at 08:17:25
Becasue the new Operating system will recognise the existence of the older operating system and automatically set up a dual boot.

You cant expect Windows XP to recognise the existence of Windows 7 which it know nothing about which you have to do all the difficult bits yourself.

Stuart


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#4
February 1, 2010 at 10:58:58
First of all, are you planning on installing WinXP on the same partition as Windows 7?

Next, WinXP would require you to set up the RAID array at the beginning of the install. You also need to install SATA controller drivers when using SATA RAID.

As StuartS has already pointed out, the benefits of RAID0 are questionable.

If you insist on doing that anyway then I THINK you will need to partition both disks into equal primary partitions. Then install WinXP first and then Windows 7 after.

Big waste of time, if you ask me.

What else is going on the drives? Is this a game rig?

You might do just as well by playing with cluster sizes tailored to the games you need to load. Or get yourself a solid state drive. Link below.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#5
February 2, 2010 at 08:34:06
is not a game rig :)
i used the raid driver floppy disk which i created from my asus
driver cd.

like i said at the begining when i didn't had W7 installed, the
WXP setup CD worked verry well. now with W7 installed it
doesn't see my raid.


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#6
February 2, 2010 at 08:34:55

i used the raid driver floppy disk which i created from my asus
driver cd.

like i said at the begining when i didn't had W7 installed, the
WXP setup CD worked verry well. now with W7 installed it
doesn't see my raid.

is not a game rig :). i will create another primary partition to
give it a try.


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#7
February 2, 2010 at 12:47:26
Each OS needs its own set of drivers.

If this is not a gaming rig than why in the world are you using RAID 0? Do you even know what RAID 0 is?


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#8
February 5, 2010 at 06:50:38
anyway...
of course that i provided the wxp raid drivers for the wxp setup,
but the problem still remains.


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#9
February 7, 2010 at 05:04:41
Problem solved thanks to OtheHill!
It seems that i forgot to set the new partition to primary. Now
there are the usual boot problems between W7 and XP but it
works.
thanks !

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#10
February 7, 2010 at 08:09:21
I hope you backup your data somewhere.

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#11
February 8, 2010 at 07:38:52
thanks! every month :) on dvd

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