Where's My RAID 0 Drive?

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I'm building my first computer and everything has gone well except that I
can't get the RAID drives to function properly. I installed WinXP Home on the
parallel ATA drive and installed the latest RAID drivers from the VIA site.
But the RAID 0 drive does not appear in My Computer or Win Explorer. When I
select "properties" for my C: drive and select the "hardware" tab, the VIA
SATA RAID 0 drive is listed. According to its "properties" , all is
functioning properly. I tried installing the latest driver but upon restart
the driver is unchanged and is listed as the Microsoft default driver dated
2001.

Please tell me what I'm doing wrong.

Thanks, Jim

ABIT AV8 VIA K8T800 Pro 939 ATX motherboard
AMD 64 FX-53
2x 512 DDR400 Kingston
2x 74GB 10,000 rpm WD740GD (RAID Drives)
Maxtor 200GB 7500 rpm IDE drive
Win XP home
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Have you gone into disk management and initialized or partition/formated the
    drive(s). They will not appear in my computer until you have done one or
    the other in my experience.

    Good Luck,
    Len

    "JWN" <JWN@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:04F78D0E-097E-4A61-9617-497B837C99E6@microsoft.com...
    > I'm building my first computer and everything has gone well except that I
    > can't get the RAID drives to function properly. I installed WinXP Home on
    > the
    > parallel ATA drive and installed the latest RAID drivers from the VIA
    > site.
    > But the RAID 0 drive does not appear in My Computer or Win Explorer. When
    > I
    > select "properties" for my C: drive and select the "hardware" tab, the VIA
    > SATA RAID 0 drive is listed. According to its "properties" , all is
    > functioning properly. I tried installing the latest driver but upon
    > restart
    > the driver is unchanged and is listed as the Microsoft default driver
    > dated
    > 2001.
    >
    > Please tell me what I'm doing wrong.
    >
    > Thanks, Jim
    >
    > ABIT AV8 VIA K8T800 Pro 939 ATX motherboard
    > AMD 64 FX-53
    > 2x 512 DDR400 Kingston
    > 2x 74GB 10,000 rpm WD740GD (RAID Drives)
    > Maxtor 200GB 7500 rpm IDE drive
    > Win XP home
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    I guess you've got 2 drives connected to the raid controller and you are
    installing onto only one of them. As far as I know you need to set the raid
    controller bios to raid0 or striped (which I believe is raid0), then have a
    previously prepared floppy disk with the windows raid driver and when you
    install XP press F6 when it asks for 3rd party drivers.
    You can't create a raid configuration after you have installed windows.

    Example - 2*60G drives striped will appear in windows as 1*120G.
    2*60G drives mirrored will appear in windows as 1*60G.

    Hope that helps
    Neil
    "JWN" <JWN@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:04F78D0E-097E-4A61-9617-497B837C99E6@microsoft.com...
    > I'm building my first computer and everything has gone well except that I
    > can't get the RAID drives to function properly. I installed WinXP Home on
    the
    > parallel ATA drive and installed the latest RAID drivers from the VIA
    site.
    > But the RAID 0 drive does not appear in My Computer or Win Explorer. When
    I
    > select "properties" for my C: drive and select the "hardware" tab, the VIA
    > SATA RAID 0 drive is listed. According to its "properties" , all is
    > functioning properly. I tried installing the latest driver but upon
    restart
    > the driver is unchanged and is listed as the Microsoft default driver
    dated
    > 2001.
    >
    > Please tell me what I'm doing wrong.
    >
    > Thanks, Jim
    >
    > ABIT AV8 VIA K8T800 Pro 939 ATX motherboard
    > AMD 64 FX-53
    > 2x 512 DDR400 Kingston
    > 2x 74GB 10,000 rpm WD740GD (RAID Drives)
    > Maxtor 200GB 7500 rpm IDE drive
    > Win XP home
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Thanks, Len. That was exactly the issue. I'm running fine now.

    Jim

    "Len" wrote:

    > Have you gone into disk management and initialized or partition/formated the
    > drive(s). They will not appear in my computer until you have done one or
    > the other in my experience.
    >
    > Good Luck,
    > Len
    >
    > "JWN" <JWN@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:04F78D0E-097E-4A61-9617-497B837C99E6@microsoft.com...
    > > I'm building my first computer and everything has gone well except that I
    > > can't get the RAID drives to function properly. I installed WinXP Home on
    > > the
    > > parallel ATA drive and installed the latest RAID drivers from the VIA
    > > site.
    > > But the RAID 0 drive does not appear in My Computer or Win Explorer. When
    > > I
    > > select "properties" for my C: drive and select the "hardware" tab, the VIA
    > > SATA RAID 0 drive is listed. According to its "properties" , all is
    > > functioning properly. I tried installing the latest driver but upon
    > > restart
    > > the driver is unchanged and is listed as the Microsoft default driver
    > > dated
    > > 2001.
    > >
    > > Please tell me what I'm doing wrong.
    > >
    > > Thanks, Jim
    > >
    > > ABIT AV8 VIA K8T800 Pro 939 ATX motherboard
    > > AMD 64 FX-53
    > > 2x 512 DDR400 Kingston
    > > 2x 74GB 10,000 rpm WD740GD (RAID Drives)
    > > Maxtor 200GB 7500 rpm IDE drive
    > > Win XP home
    > >
    >
    >
    >
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