Raid Array Doesn't Show up for Windows7 Install

December 10, 2011 at 08:27:41
Specs: Windows 7 Ult 64bit, AMD 1090T/16GB DDR3 1600
This is really fustrating, been working on this issue for 2 days now.

Computer Specs:
MSI 890FXA-GD70 SB850 Motherboard
Crosair Vengance 16GB DDR3 1600
XFX Radeon HD 6850's in CrossfireX
Crosair SSD Nova Series Sata2 32GBx2 in Raid 0
Western Digital Black Cairver Sata2 1TBx2 in Raid 0
Kingwin Lazer 1000W PSU

I am trying to install Windows 7 Ult 64bit on my SSD Raid 0 array. Windows installation does not reconize my on board raid controller. I have download lastest Drivers from MSI and AMD's Websites with no success.

When I try and load them windows is coming up saying they are not digitally signed. I have tried the 32bit drivers and was able to install Windows 7 32bit no problem, but I want 64bit to work. I have loaded 32 bit drivers during 64bit install and it will install but at windows logo during reboot it Blue Screens.

I have also tried editing windows ISO in RT Seven lite to integrate the force disable of signed drivers but that didn't work, I think the option only will work for once your in windows.

I have found alot of people on multi forms and websites having this problem but no solution.

Any Advice or help with this would be appreciated.

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December 10, 2011 at 09:24:16
Raid 0 array

really BAD idea. you get all the speed with the ssd but you have no failover with raid0

you need to slipstream the driver into the win7 install or install it when asked for additional drivers before you get to the select drive part of the install.

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December 10, 2011 at 10:08:50
ATI SB7xx/SB8xx RAID driver
1. Extract the file and Copy all files to the floppy.
2. Press F6 to install driver through the floppy when booting and loading RAID function.

Bet you don't have a floppy. It should work with usb.

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December 10, 2011 at 10:11:47
As far as the failover im not worried about got that covered. Thanks for that concern.

I have tried to insert the drivers in with RT Seven and it doesn't ask you for additional drivers before you get to the select drive. It takes you there and you have to click Load Drivers which is where it give me the the digital sign driver BS.

Right now i am install 64bit on one ssd then I am goin to install 64 raid drivers and create a system image and boot from Disc and try to recover from a system IMG.

I would still like any other ideas, or if you another way to slipstream the drivers in let me know.

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December 10, 2011 at 10:15:00
This motherboard doesn't have FDD on it for floppy, but I will try usb, i'll post back with results.

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December 10, 2011 at 17:18:39
Windows 7 install doesn't give me an option for F6 for third party drivers. I also tried single SSD and image windows off that and imaging it on the raid but that didn't work. Right now im out of idea's anyone can help me slipstream my raid drivers into my Window7 ISO install or have any idea's for this PLEASE POST!

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December 11, 2011 at 09:21:00
Somewhere in the install process there is an option to add in device drivers. See this link. It says load driver.

There is no reason to add the drivers to the wim file.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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