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5th Feb 03, 6:42 PM
Ok, if anyone here can help me I'd greatly appreicate it. So I've got this one pc that i'm working on, I had to switch the mother board, because the old one fryed. The previous and current boards both have a Promise 100 ATA Raid server on them, so I plug the hd's into the raid connector, and I am able to assign the array and everyting. I go to install windows, I hit F6 when it tells me to, I select the raid driver just like I'm supposed to, but then when it gets the part to actually install windows it says that there is no hard drive present. I'm installing windows 2000 by the way. Thanks before hand for any advice that anyone can give.
Well, whatever friend the old board could have fried the HDs as well
5th Feb 03, 7:31 PM
The drives are good, if I have them pluged into the regular IDE port, then they work fine, even in the raid array setup the drives are fine. The array is set to be bootable, and everything, its just driving me batty.
6th Feb 03, 12:14 AM
Are the promise drivers win2000 compatible? fat32 drivers won't work with ntfs.
6th Feb 03, 2:57 AM
I'm no RAID expert, but check/change:
6th Feb 03, 5:35 AM
Question, are the drives the exact same model and size? Raid only works correctly with identical drives. It is a flaw of the system (minor but still a flaw). If you do not have the same sized drives you will not be able to use the RAID.
It would also be a good idea if you looked on the Promis web site for info on the array you have.
6th Feb 03, 10:52 AM
Yea drives are identical, and the drivers are for win2k.
7th Feb 03, 10:19 AM
7th Feb 03, 10:47 AM
Is there an option in the Win2k Startup to load device drivers from disk like you had to do with WinNT 4.0 setup?
7th Feb 03, 11:25 AM
yes, that`s the F6 thingy Higaran was talking about
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