I just purchaced (arrived 5 days ago)an ACER Aspire G7710
Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Serv Pk 1
Processor Intel Core i7 640 @2.93Ghz, 6 GB RAM
Intel ICH10R SATA AHCI controller
ACPI x64 based PC with Microsoft System Management BIOS driver
After installing two identical Seagate Barracuda 1TB each I set up BIOS for RAID and defined the volumes which would be in a RAID 1 configuration. Upon reboot, Vista flashes a blue screen and starts in a Startup Repair mode. The system attempts to "fix" the problem but after repeated attempts, I had to change the BIOS configuration to its default setting before the system operates. I had to re-install system from backup set I made before initiating the configuration change. Lucky..
I downloaded latest version of Intel Matrix Storage Console, rebooted the machine and was not able to get VISTA to respond until I removed the RAID configuration from BIOS.
Does anyone know of a solution to this issue?
Vista must be install with RAID enabled (even on a standalone disk) before setting up a RAID.