I have a new build that I had planned on configuring a RAID 0 on and installing Windows 7 on.
Set it all up properly, I know the machine works because I installed Windows 7 on it with one hard drive. (Plan on re-installing if I can find a solution)
When I enable the RAID array in bios and boot up the Windows 7 install disc, I get an error: "A required CD/DVD Drive Device Driver is Missing"
From what research I have done, this is related to a RAID controller missing, as a CD/DVD drive doesn't use a driver.
I loaded up the drivers from the Asus website, and from the disc I got with the Mobo onto an external hard drive, went to the drive and had the install disc scan it. Windows couldn't find anything of use.
Well, this may be a dumb question, but after you enabled RAID, did you enter the RAID BIOS and build the array?? Did you then return to the regular BIOS and set the newly established striped drive array as bootable, and add it to the boot order?
Yes it can be done. As J said first you have to configure your hardware. The Motherboard manual will go step by step. Then enter the Raid utility and build the array. Now you have the "Vista" drivers either the 32 or 64 bit correct verision ready on the thunb drive. Install the drivers when windows asks, if you don't see the controllers listed then you don't have the correct drivers for windows to install. Go and get the correct ones. I believe that your MB has two raid controllers most do. Ensure that the drives are connected to the same controller ports and not cross connected. I sense a high level of frustration, no need, vanquish FUD.
I went into the the raid setup utility and put the two discs into one array.
Thanks for the reassurance. I'm going to reply to Asus and say that it has been done.
Thing is, the download for the SATA driver from the Asus website for Windows 7 64 bit came with Windows 7, XP, and Vista folders in the driver folder when I unzipped it.
I'm not really frustrated, as the computer works, it's just that the solutions that are being given to me are one I thought I already did.
I'm pretty sure I have both discs connected to port one, and port two.
I'm going to try it again this weekend, but if anyone has any advice before then I would be grateful.
Thanks for the help so far guys.
Here's a possibly useful item from the Asus FAQ pages
Q: My system has 2 HDDs in SATA Port1 and SATA Port2. I plan on building a RAID0 with these HDDs. The system also has a SATA DVD-ROM connected to SATA Port3. When I set SATA to RAID mode in the BIOS, the DVD-ROM is no longer detected. How do I resolve this issue?
A: Please install the SATA DVD-ROM in either SATA Port5 or SATA Port6. Then, update the BIOS to the latest version. Here is the download site for the BIOS: http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguag.... Then, set SATA Port5 - Port6 (BIOS setup-->Main-->Storage Configuration-->SATA Port5 - Port6 ) to IDE mode in the BIOS setup. This allows you to use your SATA DVD-ROM in IDE mode while your HDDs are set to RAID mode.
When I retry this on Saturday or Sunday, I might try moving the DVD drive somewhere else.
Would there be any disadvantages if I set my SATA DVD drive to IDE mode?
Does anyone have any comments on this?
Also, I'll try updating the bios just because.
topper743, do you happen to know what ports you have everything plugged into?