Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Intel ICH96 install into an existing computer without RAID (backup/restore)

Posted on 2010-09-11
3
Medium Priority
?
393 Views
Last Modified: 2016-10-27
I have a Dell XPS420. Runnin on windows 7x64

The computer supports RAID via the intel ICH9R driver

The original install of windows was done with the BIOS set in comparability mode.

I plan on picking up 2 drives and putting them into RAID 1. I was planning on backing up the entire install (probably use acronis) installing the new drives, configuring the RAID array and restoring the backup.

I think i somehow need to get the ICH9R drivers setup and configured before i do the restore, as the current installation does not have the driver and will not "see" the array to look for the OS, is that correct?

How do i properly do this?
0
Comment
Question by:HADDADD3
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:Casey Weaver
ID: 33653932
Windows 7 just needs a registry key switch.

This here should do it for you: http://www.windows7news.com/2010/05/25/how-to-enable-ahci-in-windows-7/

Win 7 will support the ICH9 by itself, so switch the reg, clone to RAID, boot, it'll install the driver, reboot again, go update to the latest ich9 driver, reboot again, and all should be good.

Of course for this backups are best, a clone before the reg switch would be your safest bet.
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
shanyuen earned 2000 total points
ID: 33654088
Actually when you configure raid array from BIOS and restore windows 7 x64 image, its should be ok.
Because windows 7 already have generic ICH9R driver built-in.
But if you not sure, you can use acronis universal restore or symantec backup exec system recovery, so it's asking for RAID driver before restoring image.

Another safe way is using Windows Deployment Services.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:HADDADD3
ID: 33725186
Used acronis, worked great!
0

Featured Post

How Blockchain Is Impacting Every Industry

Blockchain expert Alex Tapscott talks to Acronis VP Frank Jablonski about this revolutionary technology and how it's making inroads into other industries and facets of everyday life.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The business world is becoming increasingly integrated with tech. It’s not just for a select few anymore — but what about if you have a small business? It may be easier than you think to integrate technology into your small business, and it’s likely…
Many businesses neglect disaster recovery and treat it as an after-thought. I can tell you first hand that data will be lost, hard drives die, servers will be hacked, and careless (or malicious) employees can ruin your data.
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility. Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt: Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …

719 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