ASUS P5W DELUXE MOBO DUAL BOOT

I am running a dual boot ASUS P5w DH Deluxe system ...Upgraded from the x64bit edition of Windows XP professional to Windows Vista Ultimate (upon the release of the P5W DH Deluxe Vista Bios). I came across an older post wherein someone was having problems recognizing the hard drives. I decided to repost this here as the thread was a year old. I am sure this must have been accomplished previously on some level but for those interested, this is how I was able to achieve the dual boot, Windows Vista Ultimate/Windows 7 Ultimate configuration, using the ASUS P5W DH Deluxe Motherboard.
Install the Vista Driver for the wireless adapter. For any RAIDed or Dynamic hard drives connected to the system, (prior to the upgrade) simply open >>control panel>>administrative tools>>disk management>>.........when the disk management console loads then navigate to the dynamic discs connected to the system, (designated by a triangle w/ an exclamation point) right mouse click and a dialogue box will appear, navigate to option, "import dynamic disk"...........the disc should shortly appear in the my computer disk selection menu.


Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz 4.9 4.9
Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB
Graphics ATI Radeon HD 5450
Gaming graphics 2367 MB Total available graphics memory
Primary hard disk 92GB Free (149GB Total)
Windows 7 Ultimate

System
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Manufacturer ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC
Model P5W DH Deluxe
Total amount of system memory 6.00 GB RAM
System type 64-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 2

Storage
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Total size of hard disk(s) 3223 GB
Disk partition (C:) 82 GB Free (233 GB Total) (Windows Vista Ultimate)
Disk partition (D:) 92 GB Free (149 GB Total) (Windows7 Ultimate)
Disk partition (E:) 89 GB Free (279 GB Total)
Disk partition (F:) 138 GB Free (233 GB Total)
Media drive (H:) CD/DVD
Media drive (I:) CD/DVD
Media drive (J:) CD/DVD
Media drive (K:) CD/DVD
Disk partition (L:) 830 GB Free (1863 GB Total)
Disk partition (M:) 452 GB Free (466 GB Total)

Graphics
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Display adapter type ATI Radeon HD 5450
Total available graphics memory 2367 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 1024 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 1343 MB
Display adapter driver version 8.821.0.0
Primary monitor resolution 1280x1024
DirectX version DirectX 10

Network
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Network Adapter Marvell Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Network Adapter Marvell Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Network Adapter Realtek RTL8187 Wireless 802.11b/g 54Mbps USB 2.0 Network Adapter
(Windows vista driver installed)



Notes
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**The partitions in this configuration are physical not virtual as in a normal dual boot windows installation. (Ie. Windows Vista on drive C: and Windows 7 on Drive D:.........In a normal Dual Boot System this configuration would be separated by a virtual partition on the same hard drive.) Windows Boot Manager still manages the boot sequence
***Silicon Image SiI 3114 SoftRaid 5 Controller (Uses RAID 0 or Striped volumes which combines multiple volumes into one single volume or data redundancy...also called concantenation. Disk partition (L:) 830 GB Free (1863 GB Total) Problem Code 00000000) Two 1000 GB or 1TB Hitachi_HDD
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  1. this is the Windows Vista Configuration with the dynamic (or foreign discs migrated to the windows 7 configuration.)

    More details about my computer


    Component Details Subscore Base score
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz 5.0 5.0
    Determined by lowest subscore

    Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB 5.4
    Graphics ATI Radeon HD 5450 5.1
    Gaming graphics 2367 MB Total available graphics memory 5.3
    Primary hard disk 82GB Free (233GB Total) 5.4
    Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate

    System
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    Manufacturer ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC
    Model P5W DH Deluxe
    Total amount of system memory 6.00 GB RAM
    System type 64-bit operating system
    Number of processor cores 2

    Storage
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    Total size of hard disk(s) 1360 GB
    Disk partition (C:) 82 GB Free (233 GB Total)
    Disk partition (D:) 94 GB Free (149 GB Total)
    Disk partition (E:) 89 GB Free (279 GB Total)
    Disk partition (F:) 138 GB Free (233 GB Total)
    Media drive (H:) CD/DVD
    Media drive (I:) CD/DVDCD/DVD
    Media drive (J:) CD/DVDCD/DVDCD/DVD
    Media drive (K:) CD/DVDCD/DVDCD/DVDCD/DVD
    (Disk partition (L:) 830 GB Free (1863 GB Total) )(Imported to Windows 7*)
    Disk partition (M:) 449 GB Free (466 GB Total)

    Graphics
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    Display adapter type ATI Radeon HD 5450
    Total available graphics memory 2367 MB
    Dedicated graphics memory 1024 MB
    Dedicated system memory 0 MB
    Shared system memory 1343 MB
    Display adapter driver version 8.930.0.0
    Primary monitor resolution 1280x1024
    DirectX version DirectX 10

    Network
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    Network Adapter Marvell Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
    Network Adapter Marvell Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
    Network Adapter Realtek RTL8187 Wireless 802.11b/g 54Mbps USB 2.0 Network Adapter
    Network Adapter Microsoft Tun Miniport Adapter
    Network Adapter Virtual Machine Network Services Driver
    Network Adapter Virtual Machine Network Services Driver
    Network Adapter Virtual Machine Network Services Driver


    **Note that with this configuration (with two physical not virtual partitions, the dynamic discs are not present in both OS's and have to be imported. (original dynamic disc configuration is not altered during importation)

    ***virtual configuration (ie. dual boot on the same physical hard drive) should not require importation of dynamic drives.
  2. Vista was a bit rubbish, in my opinion. Can't really advise you on this as there seems to be a disk missing. That may be down to the device driver in not recognising the raid controller as being the identical one to the previous installation. There is also a compatability issue in that you are running concurrent versions of Windoze which were not designed to run concurrently. Windoze is like a virus, it only wants one version of itself installed, and usually that is the newer version. Compatability issues arise in the file system structures when you begin multi-booting various OS's that use RAID volumes which windoze almost always tries to own in each version that runs. THere are owenership identifiers that determine if the filesystem is created and owned by the currently running OS. Rather Dual boot Linux and windows. It's safer.
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