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Setting up RAID 5 for Windows 2003 Server

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October 1, 2011 2:28:32 AM

Hello!
I need help! I am trying to set up a RAID 5 disk array to install Windows 2003 Server Enterprise on. But the last time I did this was 5 years ago, and I've forgotten how!
I have an ASUS PSWDG2 WS Pro main board and 4 500GB disks. Microsoft tells me I cannot install Windows on the RAID, but I did it in the past.
Now, Windows can only see 4 500GB disks, not the 1300GB array.
Can anyone tell me how to build the disk array BEFORE Windows is installed?

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October 1, 2011 11:37:35 AM

Set the SATA controller (ICH7R) to RAID mode and reboot. Then press Ctrl-I at POST and add the hard disks to a RAID 5. You'll need to load the Intel Matrix RAID drivers from a diskette to install Windows 2003 Server Enterprise.
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October 11, 2011 2:39:54 AM

Thank you for your comment.
I had to change a BIOS setting to accept RAID arrays. It's working now.
Thank you for your help and everyone else's!
GhislainG said:
Set the SATA controller (ICH7R) to RAID mode and reboot. Then press Ctrl-I at POST and add the hard disks to a RAID 5. You'll need to load the Intel Matrix RAID drivers from a diskette to install Windows 2003 Server Enterprise.

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October 21, 2011 10:41:08 PM

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