dale5605, on Sep 7 2005, 01:50 PM, said:
Fernando you mentioned that windows is install the wrong ide driver being the cause for the problem.
I know I remove ALL drivers with nlite, this includes all the various ide drivers and the scsi/raid drivers.
Does this have anything to do with it?
I'm just curious as to what is causing these different results to be achieved.
Again, I can get my raid array working fine with nlite 1.0 b6 with no "handmade" changes.
Some things that may or may not be significant.
-Using nvidia 6.66 drivers
-Using nvraid 4.81 drivers loaded on my mobo
-Remove ALL drivers with nLite and integrate all my own
-Do not check "oem preinstall" box
-Use DefaultHide unattended method
-Integrate RVM1.3.1 + WMP10 + Addons
Oh and I didn't realize the 6/23 BIOS has the newer nvraid version because I didn't see it mentioned anywhere in the changes. I am considering flashing to that BIOS but everything is working the way it is now and I don't really feel like messing it up.
OK, my latest attempt at using Dale's suggested method actually WORKS. Very little was different from the previous attempt, all of the settings in nLite were identical, added drivers was the same, etc.... But it caused the re-boot problem before, and this time it does not.
This is about as predictable as the weather, stock-market, and my girlfriend!
Dale, it's good to hear you experienced the same "missing .dll" install errors and/or the BSOD errors...as they say, misery loves company...hee hee... so at least now I know it's (probably) not a problem compounded by some of my brand-new equipment going tits up...
When you say to only include the nvatabus.inf and the raidtool folder, can you clarify? I think what you must mean is to *not* add the additional files such as nvata.inf, nvata.sys, etc.... Can you list the contents of your sataraid folder just so I can compare it to mine? That way I can make sure I'm not leaving anything in there that might be causing the still-present device manager question marks/errors/wizard pop up boxes/blah blah...
I took your advice and had nLite remove the SCSI/RAID drivers in nLite's "Drivers" section and the 4 separate IDE drivers in the "Hardware" section. I'm betting this has something to do with how this method seems to work (at least some of the time...am still not sure why it worked this time and not the last time...)
EDIT: After all of this I just had to laugh my butt off uncontrollably for awhile. Why does it suddenly feel like my $2000+ gaming rig is being held together by gum, string, and duct tape? THANKS NVIDIA!
This post has been edited by mjswooosh: 07 September 2005 - 03:18 PM