I have the MSI NF980-G65 motherboard. I installed Windows 7 with my SATA mode set to AHCI. I added two drives later on and set them up as a software RAID1. (My drive layout is 1x640GB, 1x500GB, 2x750GB(software RAID1)) Now I want to add another OS and want to backup the data on the software raid drives, put them in a hardware raid, then restore the data so I can access it without being in Windows. The problem is that Windows BSoD's since it can't see the drives since it doesn't have the RAID drivers installed. I have the drivers for the RAID controller but I get the chicken and the egg parody. (In order to install the RAID drivers I need to have the SATA mode set to RAID, but when I set the SATA mode to RAID, Windows BSoD's) I've spent hours searching about how to do it and all I find are Intel solutions. That would be great if I was using an Intel chipset but I'm using an AMD processor w/ an nVidia chipset.
Anyone know how to switch to RAID mode without having to reinstall windows?
I don't know how to do it. I found instructions for doing it with Intel chipsets. After I followed the instructions and screwed my system up I realized that I have an nvidia chipset on my motherboard. So now I'm waiting for startup repair to fix something, maybe. Oh well, live and learn.