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ASUS P5AD2 - Intel Raid, 'disks' greyed out ?

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a b V Motherboard
October 3, 2004 3:34:46 PM

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Hi,

I'm attempting to configure raid on my new system however when I press
"Control-I" to enter the setup screen I'm about to configure everything
except the 3rd choice which is "Disks - please chosse a disk" this is
greyed out.

Does anybody have any ideas how I could fix this ?
Or what the problem might be.

Thanks.

Andy.
October 3, 2004 3:56:35 PM

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Got to be way more specific bro, we need your exact system config, you exact
drives, serial or ide, make model, all that stop be as specific as you can;

Scott


"andyw" <andyww14@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> Hi,
>
> I'm attempting to configure raid on my new system however when I press
> "Control-I" to enter the setup screen I'm about to configure everything
> except the 3rd choice which is "Disks - please chosse a disk" this is
> greyed out.
>
> Does anybody have any ideas how I could fix this ?
> Or what the problem might be.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Andy.
>
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
October 3, 2004 4:29:54 PM

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Its an ASUS P5AD2 motherboard, 3.4g CPU PCI-E Graphics, 1 gig 4200 RAM

The drives are two 36gig rapters.

Perhaps that choice was greyed out because I only have 2 drives
installed and RAID 0 requires two drives ?

Either way I went through the process then put a bootable Win XP disk
in, restarted and when XP fished its inital bit before installation it
said it could find any hdd on the system.

Do I have to so anything in between creating a RAID and installing
windows ?

Thanks.
Related resources
October 4, 2004 1:47:45 AM

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Sorry to be off the exact subject but I have the Premium board and it starts
(fan, etc.) but no beep, no video.
Just curious, what memory are you using??

Thanks,
Joe



"Scott" <lvscott@cox.net> wrote in message
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> Got to be way more specific bro, we need your exact system config, you
exact
> drives, serial or ide, make model, all that stop be as specific as you
can;
>
> Scott
>
>
> "andyw" <andyww14@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1096828486.513635.194590@k17g2000odb.googlegroups.com...
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm attempting to configure raid on my new system however when I press
> > "Control-I" to enter the setup screen I'm about to configure everything
> > except the 3rd choice which is "Disks - please chosse a disk" this is
> > greyed out.
> >
> > Does anybody have any ideas how I could fix this ?
> > Or what the problem might be.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Andy.
> >
>
>
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
October 4, 2004 4:24:12 AM

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I'm using a PC4200 1 gig module from crucial.

I've installed it in the yellow RAM socket nearest the processor slot.

does you video card have an extra power supply on it, have you fitted
it ?

The motherboard has a 24 pin power connector however my power supply
has a 20 pin connector. According to the manual this is no problem as
long as your choosen power supply can provide 15 amps at 12 volts, does
your fit this criteria.

What CPU do you installed ? the more powerful the CPU the more power it
will consume.

You may also have a dud motherboard, if you look on the box it came in
you see a sticker with the serial number on it, if at the bottom of
this label there is the text "chipset ok" (or something to that effect)
it means you have one of newer boards.

Silly question I know but is the grpahics board correctly seated ?
What exactly do you see on the screen when you boot it up ?
October 4, 2004 5:00:40 PM

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Andy, tell me exactly what the bios setup screen in your raid bios says..

Where are the 2 drives installed? Which serial ATA?

You need rto hold down the F6 button when you see the prompt
"Please press F6 if you have any mass storage devices"

I bet you didnt do that did you?

XP will not recognize the ICH6 on it's own.. Raid 0 , well technically you
need to drives for a real stripe.



"andyw" <andyww14@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Its an ASUS P5AD2 motherboard, 3.4g CPU PCI-E Graphics, 1 gig 4200 RAM
>
> The drives are two 36gig rapters.
>
> Perhaps that choice was greyed out because I only have 2 drives
> installed and RAID 0 requires two drives ?
>
> Either way I went through the process then put a bootable Win XP disk
> in, restarted and when XP fished its inital bit before installation it
> said it could find any hdd on the system.
>
> Do I have to so anything in between creating a RAID and installing
> windows ?
>
> Thanks.
>
October 5, 2004 9:28:06 AM

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In article <1096831794.079396.318840@k17g2000odb.googlegroups.com>,
"andyw" <andyww14@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Its an ASUS P5AD2 motherboard, 3.4g CPU PCI-E Graphics, 1 gig 4200 RAM
>
> The drives are two 36gig rapters.
>
> Perhaps that choice was greyed out because I only have 2 drives
> installed and RAID 0 requires two drives ?
>
> Either way I went through the process then put a bootable Win XP disk
> in, restarted and when XP fished its inital bit before installation it
> said it could find any hdd on the system.
>
> Do I have to so anything in between creating a RAID and installing
> windows ?
>
> Thanks.

Have you connected to the SATA connectors next to the Southbridge ?
Gone into the BIOS and "Configure SATA As" [RAID] ? See section
4.3.6 of the BIOS setup in the manual, for details. You'll
probably need to enable the "Onboard Serial ATA BootROM" as well.

After you save and exit, the next time the board POSTS, try the
control I thing again, and maybe the RAID BIOS will give you
the option.

On a previous Intel based board, one user couldn't get the RAID
BIOS to work, because even though he had two drives connected,
one of the RAID ports was dead. After RMAing the board, he got
it to work. I think this kind of failure is very rare, and look
for BIOS setup issues first, as being the reason for the problem.

Just a guess,
Paul
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