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Cannot create a stable subkey under a volatile parent key

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Hi all,
I've just installed an Adaptec 6805e card into an existing server.  The backup and recovery using Acronis worked ok and Windows is up and running again.  However, I can't install the Windows RAID drivers from the CD or website as Windows upon trying to install the driver Windows reports:
"Cannot create a stable subkey under a volatile parent key"

Can anyone help me to install these drivers - I suspect I need to delete a registry key but I'm not sure which one.

Thanks,
Chris
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by:Kent Dyer
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I would start here..  Download this software as it will a current up-to-date create driver backup and you should be able to delve into the driver, registry, etc.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/drvback/

This is works great.

HTH,

Kent
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by:Chris_PCSG
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Hi Kent,
That's an interesting tool but didn't actually give me any driver details at all.  It allowed me to back up the current drivers but that's all.  

Any other ideas?

Thanks,
Chris
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There were clearly other problems here.  As I was trying to sort this out I found that often on rebooting the RAID card wasn't detected or the card was detected but the OS wasn't detected.  Reading about it I suspected that it may be due to the PCI-e slot on this Asus P5Q-EM motherboard.  Some people say PCI-e on non-server mobos are only good for graphics.  Whatever I did I could not get the computer to boot reliably so in the end I opted for Windows software raid.  Oh, how I wish the previous IT guy had gone for a proper server rather than a home brew!!!
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