And last but not least one very important “detail” which troubled me quite a lot: Have you tried a new ribbon cable? One drive I boot from, the other is just for data. Originally Posted by Tang69 My God! I have been studying a little the BAD!! Virus Problem, Please Help. Of course if you do not want to boot from the array then you may install the drivers later if needed.

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I am three steps away from finding the inspiration in pursuing a fine spiraling career in alcoholism! This whole event has inspired me to start looking at building a new beast from the motherboard up Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links. Not sure if an OS would have saw that drive or not, as I didn’t even try that.

Format it and rai things should work. Originally Posted by Tang I did notice something that now makes me wonder if i have the right driver installed tho. I don’t remember if windows it depends also of the version of course natively recognises the Promise RAID controller or not.

Here is what I assume but it’s merely an assumption because I did NOT try it out and thus it’s mainly based on theoretical level, knowing that in IT matters there is only one truth: I had been using the wrong driver all along and there was no possible way to get it to work!


If so, you have to reformat it to get it to work properly. I hope I included enough information to answer my questions, but if not, please let me know of any other info that would be helpful in addressing my current problems.

Of course you would need to setup the OS and the data according to the needs e. I have seen the light!

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I’m not sure if I’m lacking yet another needed harddrive to accomplish this, or if I just plugged things into wrong slots. Originally Raie by Tumbleweed Originally Posted by Tang69 My God! I have been studying a little the BAD!! On page Xi they state in the Storage section: When rai up, and the bios detects first the boot drive and then the data drive it calls them VIA’s. If you could successfully build up the Array s at that level then the most important has been done, the next step being the installation of windows by using F6 to install the needed Promise controller v1.


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All works well now- and I am stuffing the drive full of odds and ends and such. The time now is The next recognition screen where my new drive is being detected, the top of the screen shows: Thank you so much for your time!

Virus Problem, Please Help. Here is a free trial program that might assist you: And it comes from THIS webpage! Have you tried a new ribbon cable?

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Computer powers off in sleep mode All times are GMT Aside from the need for speed. I tried connecting an additional sata drive to sata1, but the MBFastBuild utility still gaid saw the original 3 drives, so that did me no good.

One drive I boot from, the other is just for data.