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MB MSI 870A-G54 (FX ) Raid10 Problem with OS Installation Windows7 x64bit

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January 8, 2014 2:58:02 AM

Well, after many days of research I dare to share my problem and brain teaser with you and I hope someone will manage to help me and other folks.
Actually similar issue was described by Katie Girl, January 14, 2011 11:58:41 AM
Let me start from the begining: I've MB MSI 870-G54(FX), x4 brand new Seagate SV35.6 Series™ SATA 1-TB HDD
I read the user manual for RAID and different sources in Internet about how to setup RAID. Unfortunately even after following all described steps I go to dead-end.
1. In BIOS under "integrated peripherals" I go to "On-Chip ATA Devices" and set "RAID Mode" to RAID.
2.In bios post, I press "CTRL + F" and setup my array, save and exit.
3.On restart, again tap "Delete key" to enter Bios setup. Under "Advanced Bios Features" enter "Boot Sequence" and set array as my first boot device and choose DVD drive as a second one.
4. On restart the installation DVD disk with windows 7 x64 bit loads, windows is loading files, After picking an install language, I get to the main install kick-off window: "Install now"
5. When asked for drivers I load AMD chipset drivers (AMD SB8xx RAID Drivers) from USB drive , and after loading and receiving EULA terms, I disconnect the USB drive
6. "Upgrade/Custom type of installation" window appears and I choose "Custom" which get me to "Where do you want to install Windows" and "Disk unallocated Space" where the fun begins.
7. When I select next, Installation begins and when reaching "Installing Updates" than I got error message: "Windows setup could not configure windows to run on this computers hardware"

I reached dead-end again.

Actually I've tested Installation in IDE mode in BIOS and it was sccessful.
Tried also different things but without success and with error codes (0x80....).

Any replay will be appreciated.

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January 8, 2014 3:32:23 AM

so you can't install windows with 4 seagate HDD's as your story is confusing a little. Have you tried to install windows with only 1 HDD, then put the others in after.
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January 8, 2014 4:10:45 AM

unknownofprob said:
so you can't install windows with 4 seagate HDD's as your story is confusing a little. Have you tried to install windows with only 1 HDD, then put the others in after.


Hi, yeah, I tried installing OS windows7 64-bit (from the same installation DVD and also other DVDs ) only on 1 HDD without any problem , after that I can also put the other HDDs but that is not an array in RAID10. The HDDs put afterwards are recognized like normal HDDS but not as an array. I also tried to install the OS in IDE mode than to switch in bios again to RAID but than the OS does not boot.

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January 8, 2014 4:20:28 AM

I see, I thought you could configure in Raid whilst the OS was already installed with one HDD at the time. That said, I am currently looking into your motherboard and seeing it's RAID options...I'll reply that result shortly
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January 8, 2014 4:21:38 AM

are all your HDD's in SATA 6GB/s ports? not 3GB/s?
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January 8, 2014 4:23:11 AM

RAID, supports 0/1/5/10. You are trying to do RAID 10 so this can be done, just finding the cause will be trouble.
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January 8, 2014 12:46:37 PM

unknownofprob said:
are all your HDD's in SATA 6GB/s ports? not 3GB/s?


According to 870A-G54 (FX) Overview all SATA Ports are SATA 6Gb/s, the HDD are also SATA 6Gb/s.
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January 8, 2014 12:49:50 PM

unknownofprob said:
RAID, supports 0/1/5/10. You are trying to do RAID 10 so this can be done, just finding the cause will be trouble.

Beleave me I'll keep trying to find a solution as it realy drives me crazy...
I also made some photos during installation process and the settings of thge RAID array, so I'll upload them soon.

I just uploaded some screenshots/photos in google drive (201401A0.rar) with the settings and progress during installation with the error messages.
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a c 450 V Motherboard
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January 8, 2014 10:01:14 PM


This helped another person on the same problem. Give that a go.

1) Configure RAID

2)Configure boot order, put RAID array first.

3)Boot from Windows disc.

4)Load drivers from MB support disc through Windows installer. Do not create partition.

5)Reboot

6)Install directly to RAID array.
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July 1, 2014 5:08:34 AM

Hi, could you please specify how to reboot the machine after loading the drivers 4)? You mean after loading them than simply to press restart button and turn off /on computer??? Without going out of the start-up software ? After that to boot again from the Windows DVD and to choose to instal on the previously created RAID array?


unknownofprob said:

This helped another person on the same problem. Give that a go.

1) Configure RAID

2)Configure boot order, put RAID array first.

3)Boot from Windows disc.

4)Load drivers from MB support disc through Windows installer. Do not create partition.

5)Reboot

6)Install directly to RAID array.


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July 3, 2014 4:03:32 AM

yes, that's it.
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November 15, 2015 11:17:52 PM

Unfortunately the issue is still not solved I've tried everything that I could think of but without success.
I doubt that anyone could ever make it work. I also tried with windows 8.1. I'm planning to buy a new controller card in order to check of this would make any difference.
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