You need to install the drivers for your RAID controller in Windows and then setup RAID. You may have to force install the driver if Windows throws a fit. When you set the BIOS to RAID Windows automatically looks for a RAID controller driver during boot, even if the OS drive isn't part of the RAID array. If it can't load the RAID controller driver then it fails and reboots in an attempt to find the driver the next time it boots.
There are a few drivers listed for my board. Which is the appropriate driver to install?
1) Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Driver V126.96.36.1993 for Windows 32/64bit XP & Windows 32/64bit Vista & 32/64bit Windows 7.(WHQL) Intel(R) AHCI/RAID Driver Disk for Windows 32/64bit XP & Windows 32/64bit Vista & 32/64bit Windows 7.
While i was installing Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Driver , i encounter "This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing this ..". The obvious is that the RAID was not enable but if i enable it XP would not boot up. how do I by pass this?
Hi Guys, thanks for all the advise. i am using p5Q and i manage to set up the RAID. What i did was to route the primary boot drive to the Marvell controller SATA port (set up as IDE) , install Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Driver, and switch back to the Intel controller SATA port. Everything works fine now. But I am just wondering why are things made this way and it is so painful to setup.
Port 4: 1 x 1TB (Mirrored)
Port 5: 1 x 1TB (Mirrored)
PC start up BIOS reported port 1 error but could load Win XP after pressing F1
Intel storage matrix console basic view reported port 5 error
Intel storage matrix console advance view reported port 1 error