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  1. Well,, Madu..I am now looking at a winxp logo :-) I did as you said..deleted the array, clear disk, disabled raid config..found the drives on boot sata 1 and 2..updated firmware on the mastors..built a new array healthy then wiped distroyed the partitions..did new partition, formated the partition on c..loaded updated raid driver..and also cleared the mbr ..and reloaded os..and i am now looking at a logo setting up droped in a cd key :-) it was so nice to see a cd key area..i don't know what I actually have yet..but i know i ended up with windows seeing one c: when i loaded the os..this is what i wanted...and walaaaaaaa...so in buisness now Now if I want to spend my vacation days loading 64 on a partition I may just get 2 more drives and try it..I ran win64 since july thinking vista was coming out in july but oh no january now..then who knows, i was tired of fighting 64 thank you so much for your help!! Not bad for a girl nurse huh? ltrz!!
  2. I called dfi they said call maxtor..LOL..i called maxtor they said do the firmware update..did it..still same problem as above lol..any help?
  3. also..this is the driver i am using..Revision 1.0.0.16 Driver RAID Driver OS Window XP File NF4 RAID F6.ZIP Size 545,515 bytes Date 2006/01/27 Description nForce4 RAID0/1 Driver & Silicon Image 3114 RAID0/1/5 Driver (Self-Extract to floppy for F6 Installation). http://us.dfi.com.tw/Support/Download/driv..._FLAG=A&SITE=NA the maxtors are being seen by the mb bios raid utility because i have a healthy array..I am baffled..i would think these maxtors would show up on the bios boot screen..but they don't only sata 3 and 4 as none shows.
  4. ok i am back to original now..boot screen shows sata 3 and 4 none..does not show maxtors..raid config shows nvida array so to speak..got both harware drives back on sata 1 and 2..almost sounds like i need to delete the array and find the drives on sata 1 and 2 before doing anything else.again and format the drives again.
  5. ok..found sata 12 34 under raid config in bios..sata 1 and 2 was enabled..sata 3 and 4 was not..so i enabled 3 and 4..strange, the bios had 1 and 2 enabled under raid config and boot priority was the raid array..but the maxtor drives did not show up on the boot screen of the bios.
  6. also the boot priority now is showing maxtor 1 and 2 verses nvidia hard disk boot
  7. ok i put the drives on sata 3 and 4 and rebootted and hit delete..in the bios it now is showing mastors on sata 3 and 4..where before it never showed sata 1 and 2..where do i configure to enable sata 1 and 2..also on bootup i saw sata 3 and 4 on the windows dos screen.
  8. In the boot screen..hard disk priority it shows scsi nvidia mirror
  9. appreciate your help..no..under standard cmos only shows sata 3 and 4 to detect..i see no sata 1 and 2
  10. i have the jumpers on the [iIII] third jumper towards the right..is this the right jumper, i don't have the manuals for the drives anymore to know which one is sata 1..both drives are identical..and both set to the same jumpers..i remember when i first built this thing there was an issue with the drives not being recognized and geek friend from france helped with this..but i can't remember what we did..the system must be seeing the drives, it loaded the os because i did a /dir on both c and d and there was the os loaded, and it is showing as a healthy array with both maxtor drives..the bios is set for advance features had disk boot priority maxtor then add-in cards..in above windows fx it tells to choose the first on list when finished..the first on list when finished is floppy..should the floppy be the first?
  11. Well I had both these drives set up on a mirror array and was running windows 64 for months and months..this system clocked like a dream..no problems at all..I only got into this becuase I wanted to switch to 32..i just noticed that in the bios ifirst page it only shows my cdroms and then sata 3 and 4 as none...should the bios show sata 1 and 2 maxtor drives? it does however show the mirror array and the maxtors so the bios is seeing the maxtors and the array is set to boot..also..in the above microsoft fix..i can put in under recovery and command /redirect bootbios should i try this?
  12. I also tried microsofts fix here: Method 1 Edit the Boot.ini file to restore or correct the Default entry and to ensure that the other entries in the [Operating Systems] section of the Boot.ini file point to the appropriate directories. For additional information about how to edit the Boot.ini file, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 289022 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022/EN-US/) HOW TO: Edit the Boot.ini File in Windows XP Back to the top Method 2 Use the Bootcfg utility in the Recovery Console to correct the Boot.ini file: 1. Use the Windows XP CD-ROM to start your computer. 2. When you receive the message to press R to repair Windows by using the Recovery Console, press the R key. 3. Select the Windows installation that you want, and then type the administrator password when prompted. 4. Type bootcfg /rebuild, and then press ENTER. 5. When the Windows installation is located, the following instructions are displayed: Add installation to boot list? (Yes/No/All) [Type Y in response to this message.] Enter Load Identifier: [This is the name of the operating system. Type Windows XP Professional or Windows XP Home Edition.] Enter OS Load options: [Leave this field blank, and then press ENTER]. After you perform the preceding steps, restart the computer, and then select the first item on the boot menu. This should allow Windows XP to start normally. After Windows XP has successfully loaded, the Boot.ini can be modified to remove the incorrect entry. For additional information about how to edit the Boot.ini file, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 289022 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022/EN-US/) HOW TO: Edit the Boot.ini File in Windows XP Back to the top Method 3 1. Start the computer by using your Windows XP CD-ROM. Press any key to boot from the CD. 2. After the setup files are finished loading press R to repair using Recovery Console. 3. When you are in the recovery console, select the installation to log on to (usually number 1), and then press ENTER. 4. Login to the Administrator account by typing the password for this account, and then press ENTER. 5. At the recovery console command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER: For Uni-Processor systems: expand cd-rom:i386ntoskrnl.ex_ drive:Windowssystem32 For Multi-Processor systems: expand cd-rom:i386ntkrnlmp.ex_ drive:Windowssystem32ntoskrnl.exe I tried the above with doing method 2 and I folowed the above for c: and D: no luck so then did it with just c: and still no luck. grrrrrrr :drool: exausted..
  13. I was installing windows xp professional and i believe i have it loaded..however, after the install when the system booted it showed.. "healthy nvdia array" sli..everything looks good..*no errors at all!! classy lady getting here but I think I have a good array mirrored stripping 64k on sata 1 and 2. I think it is tryin to load windows now from the installation on the hard drive..because I get this error message comes up even if the winxp cd is out of the cdrom. Durin instalation of windows i do not recall it asking to make a boot disk. Then, I get black screen says"windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. could not read from the selected boot disk. check boot path and disk hardware. please check the windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information." In bios I have the advance features set at: removable device priority:floppy hard disk boot priority:nvida array 2. add-in cards cd rom priority: sony dvd rw then sony dvd rom first boot device:removable floppy 2nd boot=cdrom 3rd boot=hardrive boot other device = enbable swap floppy=disabled boot up floppy seek=disabled in the raid utility i have the raid array set to boot "yes" any help you could add would be appreciated, thank you pattie
  14. I think I have windows xp professional loaded..however, after the install when the system booted it showed.. "healthy nvdia array" sli..everything looks good..*no errors at all!! I think it is tryin to load windows now from the installation on the hard drive..this message comes up even if the winxp cd is out of the cdrom. Then I get black screen says"windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. could not read from the selected boot disk. check boot path and disk hardware. please check the windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information." In bios I have the advance features set at: removable device priority:floppy hard disk boot priority:nvida array 2. add-in cards cd rom priority: sony dvd rw then sony dvd rom first boot device:removable floppy 2nd boot=cdrom 3rd boot=hardrive boot other device = enbable swap floppy=disabled boot up floppy seek=disabled in the raid utility i have the raid array set to boot "yes" any help you could add would be appreciated, thank you pattie
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