2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 28, 2009 7:36 AM by pepsidude185

    unsigned raid drivers?


      First, I looked through the forum history and couldn't find my solution. If this has all ready been covered I apologize.

      I'm trying to set up raid 0 on a fresh install. When I go to install the drivers on setup I get the following error:

      "To continue installation, use the Load Driver option to install 32-bit and signed 64-bit drivers. Installing an unsigned 64-bit device driver is not supported and might result in an unusable windows installation"

      I am using the ICH10R chipset, I have enabled RAID in the bios, and then created the raid 0 array in the RAID bios.

      I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, and I have used the 64 bit raid drivers from the install CD, from my mobo's website, and from the intel website (assuming I should be using Intel Matrix Storage Manager).

      The array is detected by windows; however, It won't let me install it without the third party drivers.

      When I download the drivers, I unzip the files and burn them to a cd

      I've never set up a raid before, are these the right drivers? what am I doing wrong?

      if screen shots would help ask and ill take some

        • 1. Re: unsigned raid drivers?

          You don't need to load any RAID drivers when installing Windows 7 it just works (< yes it does) when Windows is installed you can then install Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager which installs the newer RAID driver.

          • 2. Re: unsigned raid drivers?

            I figured out the problem.

            I was assuming since windows wouldn't install on my RAID array that I needed to install the raid drivers. This assumption was wrong.

            I kept getting the error "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition" when trying to install on it.

            Solution: You HAVE to have your RAID array as the FIRST boot device. Not your CD-rom.  Hair pulling problem, simple solution.