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Fernando

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  1. These nForce IDE drivers version 9.31 may work, but the use it not recommended.The best Vista nForce IDE drivers for all nForce chipsets from NF4 up are v.9.98.
  2. The nForce chipset of your mainboard doesn't support AHCI. That is the reason why you should use the "normal"=non-AHCI nForce IDE drivers.
  3. That is why I suggested to read my guide. Nope, Intel ICH8R S-ATA RAID Controllers are fully supported by Vista. There is no need to load any Intel ICH8R textmode drivers while installing Vista.
  4. Here is a guide about how to get Vista installed onto an nForce RAID array.
  5. Another idea: Your issue might be realated to your RAM sticks/BIOS timings/power supply. This would explain, why you succeeded with the installation of Vista x86 and failed with the installation of Vista x64 (a 64bit OS is more sensitive with memory stability). Advices: 1. Check your RAM sticks. 2. Check the memory settings within your BIOS (no overclocking, maybe it is necessary to enhance the RAM voltage a little bit). 3. Check your PSU and the PSU-mainboard connectors.
  6. Either the used USB stick/floppy disks cannot be read by Vista or the driver package files are corrupt. My advice: Download the Vista x64 nForce IDE driver package again, unzip it and copy the SATA_IDE and SATARAID folder onto a different USB Stick or onto 2 different previously formatted floppy disks.
  7. Do you remember the name of the device driver, which wasn't found by Vista (example: device driver not found: 'OEMCD001')?Maybe Vista Setup couldn't get access to your USB stick and maybe not even to your floppy drive. My advice: 1. Try another USB stick (if necessary: borrow it from your friend). 2. Check your floppy cable and try another floppy disk.
  8. Are you sure, that you loaded the correct 64bit drivers and that you pointed to the correct driver package subfolder?
  9. What is a "diket" driver?I have never heard about that.
  10. Why not? Where is your problem? How?
  11. Why did you post the link again?It's the same as the one I had posted before.
  12. Here is the link to the last official nForce4 AMD chipset driver package v.15.0 for the 32bit version of Vista published by NVIDIA. But I do not recommend to use them. Look here for better drivers and further informations. CU Fernando
  13. Here is the link that may help you:http://www.nforcershq.com/forum/1-vt66299.html?start=0
  14. 1. How did you create a RAID without any hard disk drive? To be serious: Please add the hdds into your signature.2. Is it possible, that you don't have a Sil3114 RAID array? Your mainboard has also ATI SB450 SataRaid Controller chips.
  15. Look here: http://www.pro-networks.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=89922
  16. I doubt, that any owner of a DFI NF4 Ultra-D mainboard was or will be able to get Vista installed onto an nForce RAID array by booting off DVD without loading any patch or special driver.
  17. nForce4 AMD Ultra chipsets do support PataRaid as well as your nForce4 AMD SLI mainboard. That is the reason why Vista will not detect the RAID and the RAID partitions on both NF4 boards.
  18. As many other mainboards of other manufacturers your DFI mainboard has a "LEGACY mode" nForce4 chipset. "LEGACY mode" nForce chipsets do support SataRaid and PataRaid simultaneously. Newer nForce Raid chipsets are only supporting S-ATA drives. The final version of Vista has nForce SataRaid drivers in-the-box, but Vista Setup cannot use them with LEGACY mode nForce4 chipset mainboards because of some entries within the nForce driver information (=INF) file. So if you load the original Vista nForce SataRaid drivers with a modified INF file, Vista Setup will detect the RAID array even of LEGACY mode nForce4 SataRaid systems. Only nForce PataRaid systems are not supported at all.
  19. If everyone knows about my guide at nForcersHQ forum, why did you start this thread?It should be a rule not to post a direct download link and give an extract of any guide or work-around without giving an information about the source. By the way: The method you posted is already outdated, because I found a better way to get Vista x86 and x64 installed onto a LEGACY mode nForce4 SataRaid system. Contrary to your thread starter I try to keep my guide up-to-date.
  20. You should have mentioned where you found this method and the download link. Otherwise users may think, that you did more than just searching in the internet. It took me a long time to elaborate this solution to get Vista installed onto my DFI NF4 Ultra-D SataRaid system. Here is the original source: http://www.nforcershq.com/forum/1-vt66299....9e535c4b37b33b2 CU Fernando
  21. Here is my guide: http://www.nforcershq.com/forum/1-vt66299.html?start=0 Have fun with Vista! Fernando
  22. RGone is right: Don't remove the current nForce (S-ATA-)Raid drivers, just update them. The only nForce driver which should be removed before before updating is the Ethernet driver.
  23. This is the link to the old 32-bit floppy driver package.Here is the link to the 64-bit nForce SataRaid drivers off the 6.67 chipset package: http://www.planetamd64.com/index.php?autom...s&showfile=756]
  24. You should install the OS with default BIOS settings, because XPx64 setup is very sensitive.After the successful install you may test overclocking your system, but certainly not so extreme as with XP.
  25. No, your BIOS is ok.It is quite normal, that you get these endless reboots at the end of the install, when you try to install Windows XP x64 onto an nForce Raid array by using the F6/floppy method. This behavior is due to the fact, that the XPx64 setup routine does not trust the actual nForce SataRaid drivers, because they are not correctly digitally signed (WHQL certified). During the GUIMODE part of the installation the XPx64 setup installs the wrong MS Standard IDE drivers. Bad consequence: BSOD and endless reboots. You have 2 options to get XP x64 installed: A) F6/floppy method: Download the old 64-bit nForce chipset package v. 6.56 from here: http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1068 and copy the files from the IDEWinXP folder onto an empty floppy. Then do the F6/floppy method. After the successful install of the OS you can update the nForce SataRaid drivers. B) Slipstream method: Look here: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showto...st=0&p=352404
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