can’t install 7n400 pro 2 raid drivers on xp

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I just upgraded to the GA-7N400 Pro 2. I have 4 Western Digital hard
drives. 2 of the HDD are on IDE1 and the other 2 are on IDE3. RAID
is being used as a regular IDE controller. In the bios I’ve switched
the GigaRAID funtion to ATA and disabled the SATA, but for some reason
everytime I try to install the RAID controller in windows I can’t. It
says:

Cannot Install this Hardware

An error occured during the installation of the device

The system cannot find the file specified.

But it doesn’t tell me what file was missing. Can someone please
help? Is there a way I can install this controller without having to
re-install windows?

Thanks,
Archiem

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  1. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.giga-byte,alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.gigabyte,alt.comp.periphs.gigabyte (More info?)

    "archiem" <UseLinkToEmail@HardwareForumz.com> wrote in message
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    >I just upgraded to the GA-7N400 Pro 2. I have 4 Western Digital hard
    > drives. 2 of the HDD are on IDE1 and the other 2 are on IDE3. RAID
    > is being used as a regular IDE controller. In the bios I've switched
    > the GigaRAID funtion to ATA and disabled the SATA, but for some reason
    > everytime I try to install the RAID controller in windows I can't. It
    > says:
    >
    > Cannot Install this Hardware
    >
    > An error occured during the installation of the device
    >
    > The system cannot find the file specified.
    >
    > But it doesn't tell me what file was missing. Can someone please
    > help? Is there a way I can install this controller without having to
    > re-install windows?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Archiem
    >

    I've not tried to install these drivers during an XP install ... but iirc
    there are different drivers for the controller depending on what mode it's
    going to be working in normal or raid. I know it's a daft question, and I
    apologise in advance, but you are trying to load the drivers for the IDE
    raid controller and not the SATA controller aren't you?

    Mal
  2. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.giga-byte,alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.gigabyte,alt.comp.periphs.gigabyte (More info?)

    "Mal1" wrote:
    >
    >I’ve not tried to install these drivers during an XP install ...
    >but iirc
    >there are different drivers for the controller depending on what mode
    >it’s
    >going to be working in normal or raid. I know it’s a daft
    >question, and I
    >apologise in advance, but you are trying to load the drivers for the
    >IDE
    >raid controller and not the SATA controller aren’t you?
    >
    >Mal

    I am not trying to install XP, I already have it installed. I just
    installed the motherboard and now trying to install the drivers for
    GigaRAID. I am using normal mode and I am trying to install the
    iteraid drivers for the IDE RAID controller. Are there other drivers
    I should install instead?

    Archiem

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    Mal is right, you can't install a RAID driver when the controller is in ATA
    mode.

    Ian.

    "Mal" <mincer2000@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:41fcd2b6$0$19155$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
    >
    > "archiem" <UseLinkToEmail@HardwareForumz.com> wrote in message
    > news:41fc2319$1_2@alt.athenanews.com...
    > >I just upgraded to the GA-7N400 Pro 2. I have 4 Western Digital hard
    > > drives. 2 of the HDD are on IDE1 and the other 2 are on IDE3. RAID
    > > is being used as a regular IDE controller. In the bios I've switched
    > > the GigaRAID funtion to ATA and disabled the SATA, but for some reason
    > > everytime I try to install the RAID controller in windows I can't. It
    > > says:
    > >
    > > Cannot Install this Hardware
    > >
    > > An error occured during the installation of the device
    > >
    > > The system cannot find the file specified.
    > >
    > > But it doesn't tell me what file was missing. Can someone please
    > > help? Is there a way I can install this controller without having to
    > > re-install windows?
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > Archiem
    > >
    >
    > I've not tried to install these drivers during an XP install ... but iirc
    > there are different drivers for the controller depending on what mode it's
    > going to be working in normal or raid. I know it's a daft question, and I
    > apologise in advance, but you are trying to load the drivers for the IDE
    > raid controller and not the SATA controller aren't you?
    >
    > Mal
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.giga-byte,alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.gigabyte,alt.comp.periphs.gigabyte (More info?)

    "ioxley" wrote:
    > Mal is right, you can't install a RAID driver when the
    > controller is in ATA
    > mode.
    >
    > Ian.
    >
    > "Mal" <mincer2000@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:41fcd2b6$0$19155$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
    > >
    > > "archiem" <UseLinkToEmail@HardwareForumz.com> wrote in message
    > > news:41fc2319$1_2@alt.athenanews.com...
    >  > >I just upgraded to the GA-7N400 Pro 2. I have 4
    > Western Digital hard
    >  > > drives. 2 of the HDD are on IDE1 and the other 2
    > are on IDE3. RAID
    >  > > is being used as a regular IDE controller. In the
    > bios I've switched
    >  > > the GigaRAID funtion to ATA and disabled the SATA,
    > but for some reason
    >  > > everytime I try to install the RAID controller in
    > windows I can't. It
    >  > > says:
    >  > >
    >  > > Cannot Install this Hardware
    >  > >
    >  > > An error occured during the installation of the
    > device
    >  > >
    >  > > The system cannot find the file specified.
    >  > >
    >  > > But it doesn't tell me what file was missing. Can
    > someone please
    >  > > help? Is there a way I can install this controller
    > without having to
    >  > > re-install windows?
    >  > >
    >  > > Thanks,
    >  > > Archiem
    >  > >
    > >
    > > I've not tried to install these drivers during an XP install
    > ... but iirc
    > > there are different drivers for the controller depending on
    > what mode it's
    > > going to be working in normal or raid. I know it's a daft
    > question, and I
    > > apologise in advance, but you are trying to load the drivers
    > for the IDE
    > > raid controller and not the SATA controller aren't you?
    > >
    > > Mal
    > >
    > >

    I appreciate the insight. I’ve had the unfortunate experience of
    re-installing xp just to install the RAID drivers. I got this idea
    from some website. They said that xp can be installed again [not as a
    repair but regulare installation] over an existing xp withouth
    reformatting the hard drive. This way all your programs will be
    saved. Well, my programs were still there but not functional so I
    have to re-install them anyway. Nonetheless I have my GigaRAID
    adapter installed.

    Thanks,
    Archiem

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