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Please Help (Installation From Disc, RAID 0 HDD's. :(

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June 29, 2010 6:15:40 AM

I'm currently seeking help from other forums as well , no luck sofar , show me tom's hardware kicks butt :p  and help me out ,

This is what i have posted
Alright , I had this problem previously, and fixed it both times eveuntully. My problem is this , I can't install my Windows Ultimate 64 bit edition on my RAID 0 Western Digital 500GB hdd's because on the boot screen my computer keeps telling me to "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device" , ive done both those instructions, rebooted , reinserted, all of it , no solution , i made sure my boot priority is the drive first, and raid drives after. still nothing. but this is the intresting part, last time i fixed this problem by using my previous computers dvd drive to install instead of the blu ray , it installed and everything was right with the world. BUT i have since then thrown out the old DVD drive, and now have nothing to install with.

So what i did in the past hour was used a freinds DVD drive to install , and it did not work. ,

When my System Config , is set to RAID, it calls both my blu ray and his dvd drive, ATAPI CD, when in IDE, it calls my blue ray a blue ray , and his dvd drive a dvd drive. I dont understand what is going on , i simply want to do a clean(custom) install of my windows 64 bit on my two RAID 0 HDDs, ive checked the boot priority , ive put both hdds in RAID0, and ive also used someone elses dvd dive to try and install , what is going on , please help. soon , im missing my games LOL... ( I am 14, so please excuse the poor spelling or grammar in this post),


I have a blu-ray , and

IDE Mode (Not What I Want) = Plextor Blu-Ray & Working Installation

RAID Mode (What I Want) = ATAPI CD & Please Insert Boot Media Message/ Not Working Installation
June 29, 2010 10:51:26 AM

What MOBO have you got. Some older motherboards run SATA in IDE/ATA (aka compatibility) mode which is where the ATAPI drivers come in, but it may not initialise your dvd/blu ray drive properly with RAID unless it's trying to load the blu ray drive with the atapi drivers. What you might need is the RAID drivers and to put them on a USB key and try use that when installing win 7. I presume its getting to the boot selection screen and you choose the atapi cd and windows installation says to insert boot media, correct?
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June 29, 2010 12:12:54 PM

When you say:
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IDE Mode (Not What I Want) = Plextor Blu-Ray & Working Installation

RAID Mode (What I Want) = ATAPI CD & Please Insert Boot Media Message/ Not Working Installation

are you meaning that the hard drives are no longer in RAID, or is your BluRay drive the only thing that is not in RAID?

I would check and see if your motherboard allows some of the SATA ports to run in RAID mode and the others in IDE/AHCI mode. Then, just move the SATA cable to one of the ports not running in RAID.

As collie said, what mobo do you have? And if you could, please list either your computer model (if it is like an HP or Dell) or your full system specs if it is a home built model.
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June 29, 2010 9:01:05 PM

Hello polarbehr,

Could you list your hardware please?

It is always best to check with the software manufacturer FIRST. They will tell you if they have tested the product and the version, as well as whether or not it will work with Windows 7.
Check out the Windows 7 Compatibility site: (There you will find out about hardware and software compatibilty.)
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/en-us/de...
There is a pulldown from which you can choose "hardware" and "software".
There are also some great articles, instructional videos and such to help with your Windows 7 at our Springboard site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/default.aspx
In any event a lot of the times, Vista drivers will work in lieu of Windows 7 drivers, however, it's not 100%!
As stated previously, it's best to have the Windows 7 certified drivers installed.
Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Support Forum located here http://tinyurl.com/9fhdl5 . It is supported by product specialists as well as engineers and support teams. You may want to check the threads available there for additional assitance and support.

Check out the Windows 7 Compatibility site: (There you will find out about hardware and software compatibilty.)
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/en-us/de...
There is a pulldown from which you can choose "hardware" and "software"
Thanks again,
John M.
Microsoft Windows Client Support
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