setup raid on dell dimension e520

Posted on 2009-05-27
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-06-22

05.27.2009 at 06:03PM PDT, ID: 24488993
I also have a dimension e520 that I am trying to reload with raid1. I keep getting the 7b stop error. When I press f6 and insert my floppy with the intel matrix storage files on it I get a list of potential drivers to load. I have tried several but I always get the error as setup continues to 'installing windows'. How can I know for sure which driver to load?

I see both raid and ahci drivers in the list after hitting f6. I have set raid in the bios to 'raid on'

Can someone tell me how to determine which driver is the correct one?
Question by:Jamesey1
  • 2

Accepted Solution

Kavostylin earned 375 total points
ID: 24489029
Hi there,

The intel controller with be a ICH*R. you need to select the RAID driver not AHCI.

* = number either 7, 8, 9 or 10 depending on how old the motherboard is...


Author Comment

ID: 24489141
Any idea how I can determine the number? Is there anything printed on the board sort of thing?

I have tried 5 and 6 so far from the intel matrix downloaded from dell's driver's page. Machine service tag tells me it is from 2006 when I look it up.

Expert Comment

ID: 24489157
It will co-incide with your Chipset... if you go to device manager and have a look at the chipset...

i.e Intel 945 express .....

then have a look on the intel site it will tell you which raid controller it has...
LVL 32

Assisted Solution

willcomp earned 375 total points
ID: 24489366
The E520 has an Intel G965 chipset. The SATA controller is an ICH7R if I recall correctly -- couldn't verify quickly and have other irons in the fire.

Featured Post

The 14th Annual Expert Award Winners

The results are in! Meet the top members of our 2017 Expert Awards. Congratulations to all who qualified!

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

How much do you know about the future of data centers? If you're like 50% of organizations, then it's probably not enough. Read on to get up to speed on this emerging field.
Virtualization software lets you run different versions of Windows, Ubuntu Linux and other versions of Linux all at the same time, rather than running each one directly from your computer's hard drive.
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
How to fix display issue, screen flickering issue when I plug in power cord to the machine. Before I start explaining the solution lets check out once the issue how it looks like after I connect the power cord. most of you also have faced this…
Suggested Courses

600 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question