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Gigabyte UD3P startup disk and RAID drivers

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February 22, 2009 1:08:52 PM

Hey guys

I ordered a P45-UD3P for a workstation build and installing it with RAID 1.
I've done it before on several ASUS computers and know all the stuff that has to be done, but when i put in the Gigabyte driver disk to obtain the drivers for my floppy and it doesn't boot like my other mobos. It starts xpress recovery every time and i cant get around it.

And ideas or am i doing something completely stupid?? The manual is completely useless giving maybe one sentence for instructions...
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a c 236 V Motherboard
February 22, 2009 3:45:58 PM

What OS are you installing? If Vista or Windows Server 2008, you don't need the drivers.
February 22, 2009 4:08:23 PM

XP Pro....

Their programs don't work with Vista based systems...the programmers are slow with that sadly
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February 22, 2009 5:06:00 PM

Yea its the ICH10R files....
Windows isn't installed yet so im trying to grab them off the GB startup disk in DOS, but it just doesn't feel like booting, it only opens the stupid Xpress Recovery 2 :cry: 

Are all those drivers the same?? Cause if so i can just use the same floppy with the ICH10R drivers from the Asus disk
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a c 236 V Motherboard
February 22, 2009 5:30:21 PM

All drivers for the ICHxR are the same.
February 22, 2009 8:23:24 PM

ty guess ill try the same floppy disc
a c 177 V Motherboard
February 24, 2009 1:59:03 PM

Your 'boot order' under 'advanced BIOS settings' is probably wrong - sounds like you're set to boot off CDROM first, so if it finds a bootable one (and the driver disk is - for express recovery...) it just goes ahead; if you change it to HDD first, it will, when it finds a bootable in the CD, ask either 'press any key to boot from CDROM', or 'press any key to enter express recovery'; you can't load the RAID drivers directly that way, anyhow (well, you might be able to in Vista & win7, but you'd have to know just where they're at, and they might be compressed... If your MOBO is an EP45-UD3P, (I can't find a GB listing for any 'P45'), the procedure for making the OS install-time driver disks starts on page 99 of your manual... Once you have (any) drivers loaded, windoze update will take it from there...