However, the motherboard disables booting to the PCI SATA card when the BIOS setting for SATA is RAID. The process works fine when changing the mode to AHCI.
Anyone have any suggestions of getting the RAID drivers into Windows 7 Pro x64 without having to reinstall Windows from scratch? I am stuck at "21. Allow the existing installation of Windows to start up." of the "Example" instructions from the above link.
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I tried the specified instructions, but they did not work. However, it did get me thinking. I searched through the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services" section of Windows Registry for the keyword "RAID," which the search found 3:
After clicking each subkey, I followed steps 5-6 of the article above and then exited:
5. In the right pane, right-click Start in the Name column, and then click Modify.
6. In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.
Upon reboot, I set the onboard SATA controller to RAID and booted the OS. Low and behold, Windows booted! After Windows installed the RAID drivers, I rebooted, again. Everything works great! Keep in mind, I installed the full nVidia driver package for the mobo before making any BIOS changes.