4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 10, 2012 10:36 PM by Scott M RSS

Z77A RAID Issue

Scott M Community Member
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Just got a new MSI MoBo and wanted to RAID1 my two WD Caviar Black HDDs. However, everytime I enable RAID and reboot it goes to a black screen with two "Z"s randomly placed in the middle. Once I get to the "black screen", it will only boot to that screen afterwards and needs a CMOS reset to fix. I have tried everything I can think of, but always get the same results. I have successfully installed Windows 7 on one of the drives with AHCI mode enabled, and have also had IDE mode work fine... but as soon as I enable RAID - black screen.


Everything else on the board seems to be fine. Anyone have any ideas?



MSI Z77A-G45 mobo

Intel i5-3570 CPU

Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO

8GB Crucial DDR3-1600

EVGA 560Ti 448 Core Classified (Primary)

XFX 260GTX XXX Ed. (Physx)

2 x WD Caviar Black Dual-Proc HDDs

LG DVD Super-Multi Burner

Silverstone Decathalon 850W PSU

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

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