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Windows Home Server with SATA RAID Configuration

Posted on 2008-10-24
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I'm setting up a newly purchased "barebones PC" configured as follows:

ECS GF6100-M754 Mobo
AMD Sempron Processor 754 3300+
HP DVD Writer
2 SATA 1TB Drives (Seagate Barracuda 7200/32MB/SATA-3G)
NO floppy drive

I have configured the bios for RAID enabled (they can be disabled or enabled, but there appears to be no option for IDE emulation).

The drives were initally configured in RAID 1 array, bootable.

Windows Home Server prompts on installation "Windows Home Server installation failed. Would you like to load additional storage drivers?"

After reading some postings, I did try disconnecting one of the SATA drives and rebooted to get the same error.

Any ideas how to get up and running?
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I reset back to the raid 1 array, then booted WHS again. When prompted "Would you like to load additional storage drivers?"  I selected "Yes", then popped in the MoBo's set of drivers at the prompt and navigated to Windows XP (WHS was not listed, tho don't think that's a problem) and selected the NVRaid setup information file.  

WHS appeared to accept this, and went on to "Checking hardware requirements", then started Setup.

It shoed my Disk 0 1TB raid array mirror, under "Load Additional Storage Drivers" and I selected Next.

I then selected "New Installation" under installation type

THEN, WHS prompted me for "Select your Regional and Keyboard Settings".  There was nothing listed under Time and Currency or Keyboard/input method.  I could tab around, but could not pull anything up.

At that point, if I chose NEXT, WHS would crank a bit, then reboot to start the whole process all over again.

Not sure what's up with this.  Hope this additional info helps!
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I apparently have solved my own problem.  I put the RAID drivers (floppy disk image) on a USB drive, then was able to insert it and select it after being prompted for additional storage drivers.  Windows Home Server proceeded all the way to the next step, "End-User License Agreement", so I think at least this type of problem is solved.  If i have future hiccoups, i'll post again!
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