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  1. I forgot to mention that I have the DRAM voltage set at 3.0V. I could never get Windows to install unless I set it this high.
  2. I keep getting those dreaded BSOD messages filled with DRIVERIRQL or simple IRQL errorsn (citing everything from win32k.sys to ntfs.sys) everytime I start WinXP. After pouring through dozens of threads in this forum (and checking my memory with MemTest), I think that perhaps my memory timings need adjustment (OCZ's OCZ6001024ELDCPE-K - Retail). Currently, I am using the defaults of 2.4-4-4-10. Could someone please suggest some timings for me to try out to make my system stable? Thank you!
  3. I tried using SATA ports 3 and 4, but then the drives are not recognized at all in Windows. I will attempt a full format of the drives, but I too worry about how effective that will be for detection purposes. Now I'm wondering if I really should have loaded the SATA drivers when I first installed Windows, even though I had no SATA drives present at that time? I'd be grateful if anyone else has some ideas...
  4. I also forgot to mention that even when I recognize the drives manually, a few hours later the drives disappear and I am forced to rescan. Can anybody please shed some light on what is going on with my system? Thanks in advance!
  5. Could my problem have anything to do with the fact that I am also running a SCSI drive? Could SATA and SCSI be fighting for resources?
  6. Ok, I've given up on the RAID thing, and now I just want to use my SATA drives as regular HDDs (connected to SATA 1 and SATA 2). However, everytime Windows XP loads, I have to go into Device Manager and Scan for Hardware Changes if I want to be able to see the drives in Windows. By the way, both drives have been quick formatted into NTFS and are initialized via the Disk Management panel.
  7. As I mentioned in my original post, I built the array first within the nVidia controller bios (striping and optimal) and it is recognized as a single drive by the nVidia controller bios startup, but not as a single drive inside of XP
  8. I have to install the drivers during a fresh install even though I'm not using the RAID array as my bootable drive? I just want to use the RAID array for misc. data.
  9. I had previously examined the tutorial, but unfortunately it seems to mainly apply to a fresh install of XP, and I would like to keep my current installation if at all possible. Also, I already tried using the drivers you suggested, but the effect was the same as using nVidia's 6.66 drivers. I get the feeling that even though I'm enabling RAID in the BIOS, that Windows is not recognizing this. I think this because I have to manually install the RAID class drivers as XP does not automatically recognize the RAID controllers upon startup.
  10. I should add that inside of Device Manager, under SCSI and RAID controllers, the Nvidia RAID Class Controller & Device entries are both highlighted with a warning sign, and both have a "This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)" entry for the Device Status. ?
  11. Long time reader, first time poster. First up, I'm a RAID newbie, but I've tried to do my research on this issue and have viewed numerous threads, yet nothing seems to apply to my exact situation. I originally installed Windows onto my SCSI drive, and my Hitachi SATA drives just arrived in the mail the other day so I thought I would add them to my sys as a RAID 0 (striping) data drive. I have the drives connected to SATA 1 and 2, and I enabled RAID inside of "Integrated Peripherals," along with SATA connections 1 through 4. I also made sure that "Internal Phys SATA 1/2" was enabled in the Genie BIOS. For the nVidia RAID bios, I assigned both disks to Striping & "Optimal" setting. The nVidia bios recognized both drives as a single entity after doing this step. Following the bios work, I installed the ver. 6.66 nForce4 drivers in Windows. After rebooting, I have run into two problems: (1) If I do not disconnect the power to the SATA drives before going into the SLI-D setup, the screen goes black or produces a few random characters scattered throughout the screen when the normal bios setup options should appear. (2) WinXP's Disk Management program sees the array as two separate drives instead of a single drive Also, I tried using nVidia's NVRAIDMAN program to view the array, but no drives are listed in the program. Right now, I've gone ahead and started formatting both drives inside of Disk Management as separate drives, but I've got a feeling that this is not the correct thing to do. Can anyone offer solutions to my two primary problems? Thank you!
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