Initially I had a dual-boot windows 7 and windows xp sytem based on a Intel DP55WB motherboard. The OSs were installed on 2 different hdds (c: on Port2 and d: on Port3) and they were working properly. I have added 2 1TB hdds with the intention of setting up a RAID 1 array for data storage.
Now I have the following configuration of SATA drives :
Port0: dvd (e:)
Port1: reserved for future brd (f:)
Port2: non-raid windows 7 hdd (c:)
Port3: non-raid windows xp hdd (d:)
Port4: raid 1 hdd
Port5: raid 1 hdd
I run a patch RAIDFix (http://www.geek-republic.com/software/raidfix/#comment-975) in Windows 7, in order to avoid re-installing the os.
In bios, I configured sata from ide to raid,
In Matrix Storage Manager I created a new raid volume, I selected the raid 1 type of array and the sata ports 4 and 5 hdds for the raid array.
I successfully rebooted in windows 7. I initialized the new raid array and I created a new volume (g:).
The problem is that the win xp drive (d:) dissapeared in win 7. Both bios setup and intel matrix storage manager can see it. Also, I cannot boot in win xp, and if I try to re-instal it, I get the blue screen.
I don't even know if I will be able to see the raid disk (g:) on both os.
I have searched the internet for an answer. I found articles about systems with one os on a non-raid disk and 2-4 raid disks but nothing about dual boot and mix raid/non-raid systems, I would like to solve this problem before I start to use the raid disk.What should I do?
Thanks for any suggestion!