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About Bytor

  1. Integration of NVIDIA's nForce RAID and AHCI drivers

    Yep, thanks for the info. The reason I'd posted here to begin with was I saw the excellent info about the various NV drivers and the integration into the 5xx pkgs, and thought there might be some relevance to my situation. I do apologize for the thread hijack.
  2. Integration of NVIDIA's nForce RAID and AHCI drivers

    If I RAID-enable even 1 of the 2 Raptors in the Setup utility, the boot sequence doesn't even get to the point where I can F10 to the RAID utility. It will show the SIL driver (unused in my case), then go to "Detecting Array" and not even show 'healthy' or 'damaged' or 'failed.' It just hangs. With neither of the Raptors RAID-enabled, BIOS only detects the Hitachi array, and that's listed as 'healthy.' Then I can boot into XPPro off either of the Raptors as C: (which functions identically to how the C:-RAID array used to), or off the new WD as C:. In either of those cases, both Raptors show up as discrete drives. I'm really banging my head against the wall here.
  3. Integration of NVIDIA's nForce RAID and AHCI drivers

    I can set the new WD to be first priority, and boot into the new install of windows ok. I may have to reinstall that version and F6 the RAID drivers into it, unless there's a way to enable RAID w/o a new install. Also, when I put even 1 of the Raptors as "RAID enabled" in BIOS, POST still hangs at "Detecting Array..."
  4. Integration of NVIDIA's nForce RAID and AHCI drivers

    See embedded answers... I really appreciate the help. I'm about ready to trash one of the Raptors with a LLFormat, and just build a new RAID array from the other drive. This may be the least painful solution, unless you've got some other ideas. One additional note - I'm now able to see the Hitachis in RAID-1 within Windows - functioning normally. Registered the nvraidservice thru the .bat file, and that made them visible. Thought I'd try re-enabling RAID on the Raptors, and the system hangs again at "Detecting Array." I haven't gone back to clear CMOS yet, because I don't have the willpower to spend a few hours on the PC right now - that'll be a weekend job. Posting this now from the wife's lappy.
  5. Integration of NVIDIA's nForce RAID and AHCI drivers

    Hi all - new member of the forum - found Fernando's post on NVRAID installs, read through many of the pages, and it looks fantastic. Couldn't find my solution exactly, though. Before I kill data on my drives, I thought I'd ask for some advice. Though I've mastered plenty of weird XP quirks, this one's slightly beyond me. System: Asus nForce5 590SLI (M2N32SLI Dlx) GeForce 8800GT 2x 74GB raptors (RAID 1) (Edit: fixed RAID type) 2x 160G Hitachis (RAID 1) (Edit: fixed RAID type) 1x 500G Seagate 1x 250G WD (fresh drive) I was having some BSOD errors yesterday, so decided to upgrade drivers in case that was the problem. Went to NV nForce 15.25, and it killed the nV RAID. Drives are still there, but during POST, the pc hangs at "Detecting Array" if I try RAID-enabling the Raptors in BIOS. If I leave them as JBOD, but RAID-0 the Hitachis, POST says "Healthy" array, but WinXP Pro doesn't see them at all. I've re-installed XPpro on the 250G, but didn't do the F6-install for drivers, just trying to see if all my data was on the HDDs. It is. Now, the system's booting off one of the Raptors, but only in JBOD mode. DevMgr says the NVRaid controller's working properly, Ver But no RAIDs visible. Any ideas? I'm copying all data to the SG & WD drives in case I have to do a wipe, but I really, really want to avoid that. Or, if I drop the Raptors to JBOD, and do a fresh XP install on one of them, then "rebuild" the array, can I tell it which directories to mirror from each drive? Or would I just be SOL? TIA, Jim/ByTor