Topic Title: Newbe to RAID 1 setup at XP Pro install
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 03/17/2013 07:36 PM
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ranst4038
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My Brother-in-laws HP a1712n Vista mobo died a month ago.

I had a MS-7191 so I added Athlon 64 X2 4200, 2gb mem & second Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320gb.

Backed up everything he wanted to save on my HD. Now I have 2 blank Seagate NTFS formated plugged in SATA 1&2 and XP Pro disc.

MS-7191 manual says:

Install the RAID driver during OS boot
a. Press F6 for third party SCSI or driver installation at the beginning of the
text mode installation.
b. Press ‘s’ when setup asks if you want to specify an additional device,
and insert the diskette or CD labelled ‘ATI SATARaid Driver Installation
Disk’. (You’ll have to remove the OS installation CD first.)
c. Press ‘Enter’ and select ‘ATI Serial ATA Controller’
d. Press ‘Enter’ to continue with text mode setup.

There never was a  'ATI SATARaid Driver Installation Disk’ I have ATI_Chipset_Driver_8.10 from MSI site & 13-1_xp32-64_raid from AMD site unziped. Chipset is ATI SB450

What files exactly do I need on a CD or floppy? Havn't heard from anyone on MSI forum except to say they only know you have to make a floppy.

 

 

 03/17/2013 09:05 PM
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Take the installation CD, find the RAID drivers, put them on a USB Flash drive, during XP setup press F8 to install the third party RAID driver, point it to your flash drive.

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 03/24/2013 09:03 AM
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Originally posted by: black_zion Take the installation CD, find the RAID drivers, put them on a USB Flash drive, during XP setup press F8 to install the third party RAID driver, point it to your flash drive.

XP cannot handle USB drives during installation. Only floppy disk can be used. Alternative solution: use nLite and integrate the drivers.

 

@OP:

First: The RAID drivers are only needed if you are using RAID. Using 2 HDDs doesn't make it RAID, it's something exotic most people don't use. As you don't seem to know what it is either, it's not likely that you have a RAID setup. Just ignore this part of the manual and proceeed with the installation.

Second: According to msi.com, your motherboard doesn't even support RAID, so you certainly do not have a RAID setup. The manual is probably written for multiple motherboards and have generic instructions. Once again, ignore the RAID part of it.



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 03/24/2013 10:25 AM
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It can if you use a program called HP Drive Key as it formats it as a bootable "floppy". I see the RS482M4-L (MS-7191) has a ATI SB450 southbridge which does support RAID.

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