I am having issues getting Windows Server 2008 x64 installed on my new AMD PC, which uses an Asus M4a785-M motherboard. When I performed an installation of Windows XP Pro 32-bit, I used nLite to integrate the RAID drivers that came on the driver CD for my motherboard. The files included were:
However, during the Windows XP installation, my RAID disks could not be detected. After a lot of effort, I found out that I could download the RAID_Xpert drivers from here:
Which were 3 files similar to the above, but named RaidXpert.cat, RaidXpert.inf, and RaidXpert.sys, respectively.
So, with my Server 2008 x64 image, I used vLite (similar to nLite) to slipstream the ahcix64 drivers from my driver CD to see if Server 2008 could install and detect my RAID disks, no go. So, I thought I'd do the same thing I did before: find the RAID_Xpert drivers. Sadly, the equivalent driver page for vista doesn't provide the OEM drivers for RAID_Xpert, as was the case with the XP drivers. The link below should show that:
So, I went as far as to extract the contents of the .MSI files for RAID_Xpert from AMD/ATI's site, no luck. I can't seem to find anything along these lines that will allow me to create a Windows Server 2008 x64 bootable DVD that can detect my RAID disks on this motherboard. Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanks!