Promise fasttrack 378 and XP
Posted on 2006-07-12
Hi - I have an ASUS p4c800- with the fasttrack 378 RAID.
I have 2 SATA 400gig seagates that I want to use as the array.
I can build the array using the utility. everything is happy.
I have tested the harddrives everything is happy
I create a RAID 1, Mirror of the drives.
I pop in the XP disc and boot to it. I choose F6 to add additional drivers.
Windows finds the array.
Windows formats the array (quick and regular)
Goes through copying all the files
It tells me that windows cant find the drives.
I've tried different drivers.
I've slipstreamed the raid driver into the windows CD so I dont have to press F6.
Nothing will let me boot to windows after the installation.
any ideas would be greatly apprieciated.
also the SATA drives are SATA 300. the RAID is SATA 150. The drives have a jumper that sets them to 150. I tried that as well. No go on all.
What baffles me is that winblows obviously sees the drives becasue it goes through the whole install before crapping out.
Now of course after 2 days dinking with it Im under a time crunch so any ideas would be great.
the mobo is good. i can install windows on it using those drives without the raid....
and I can use the raid if windows is installed outside the RAID.