7 Replies Latest reply on Jul 20, 2010 8:18 PM by JordanM

    Unable to Run Windows 7 64 bit with RAID

    JordanM

      Hi,

       

      I have an Intel D975XBX2 board, and am having a horrible time trying to upgrade to Windows 7 64 bit using a RAID0 configuration.

       

      I have always run Windows XP 32 bit on a RAID and it works perfectly...  I have 2 250GB drives that i want to run as a 500GB partition

       

      Here is what happens:

       

      When i boot the system, I enter the Marvell RAID controller with Ctrl+M and create the RAID0 array.  Then i proceed with the windows installation, and when I get to the section where i have to choose the disk to install to, I load the correct drivers from a floppy, and the installation will detect the 500 GB partition, no problems yet....

       

      Windows 7 will then install fine, up to the point when it has to reboot the system for the first time, at which point it will get the "Starting Windows" screen, give a BSOD, and reboot the system.  When the system starts, the RAID Array in the marvell controller will be deleted, and Im back to square one.

       

      I am at a complete loss...  Is this board able to run Windows 7 on a RAID?  Do i need to update the hardware Marvell Drivers?  If so, how do i do this?  Should the drives be set to IDE or RAID in the BIOS if using Marvell?

       

      Also note that Windows 7 will install with no problems if I use no RAID at all....  My HDDs are fine.

       

      Please Help!  I will provide more info if needed.

       

      Thanks