i have loaded the driver from the package
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Enterprise Driver x64
tried both the
Intel C600 Series ChipSet SATA AHCI Controller
Intel C600 Series Chipset SATA RAID Controller
with the same result, the drive shows sup in the installer fine for the windows setup but i cant do anything after that
Now i get the error:
We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one
I have installed hundreds of computers and recently several x79 boards and this is the most difficulty i have ever had it seems.
Note: I am doing this with Windows 8, i am not testing with Windows 7
Same results using windows 7.
So i basically can not install an OS on this board apparently.
i reset the bios to defaults and no drive i connect can i install windows on in AHCI or RAID
These are the drivers i am downloading
"DX79SI" + Windows 7 (64-bit)* + Drivers sorted by relevance
Operating Systems:Windows 7 (64-bit)*, Windows 8, 64-bit*
You discovered that bug, eh? Basically I found that Windows 7 would refuse to install unless all "boot from" options were disabled and the HDD or SSD was at the top of the list. I then changed Boot from USB to enabled, and booted from a USB with Windows 7 setup on it and proceeded as normal. Be sure to disable that Boot from USB option on first reboot during setup or it will complain about no OS or something. I wish they would hurry up with Secure Boot and possibly Visual Bios on their flagship desktop board!