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How to make a Windows XP CD with NVRAID Drivers built in.

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Hi!

I hope anyone can help me figger this out. I have slipstreamed my nvRaid drivers succesfully thanks to this guide!!! Good job on this guide!

 

But after i installed my windows i saw that the IDE SW-Driver is automaticly installed, but i don't want that.

 

Normally when you install the drivers of nForce in windows, it will prompt you to install it, but ofcourse during the unattended intall it doesn't.

 

So is there a way that i can install my windows with my slipstreamed nvraid drivers, but not install these IDE SW-Drivers :confused:

 

Thanks in advance!

 

P.S.

Anyone who had a blue screen reboot loop, i managed to fix it by looking to all the files i'm supposed to copy to the cd, i forgot to add "nvcchflt.sys" file in the RAID folder. So hope this little info might help some people.

 

Hi, Sorry Ihavent replied to this thread (or any others for that matter) Real Life kinda got in the way. The reason why the software IDE Drivers are installed is because (as far as I am aware) that they are required to run the NVRAID. I have tried to do a vanilla install of XP (no slipstream) with an F6 Disk install (Yes i have got it to work at long last) and it does the same thing. I think this is due to it needing the ATA.sys drivers AND the RAID drivers on install.

 

Correct me if im wrong tho.

 

:D

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I have been punishing myself trying to get raid0 to work on this ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe motherboard with 2x80G Seagate SATA drives.

 

Every attempt at installing Windows XP Home using raid0 via the nForce4 chipset has resulted in a reboot, or BSOD. (tried riad1, with same results)

 

I've updated bios/drivers tried the slipsteamed methods, blah blah blah it all fails, I'm beginning to think this board may actually be faulty.

 

I finally managed to install windows but only but using the onboard silicon controller.

Then tried swapping the SATA Drive connections back to the nForce4 sockets 1&2 doing the things in bios, setting up the array etc etc, and it still reboots.

 

Swapped back to the silicon controller for now, but I'd prefer to use the nForce4 option, emailed ASUS suport, there has been no response, its been a very dissapointing and frustrating experience.

 

any advice welcome (ie remove asus mobo and replace with something that works?)

 

edit: if I install the PATA S/W driver my cd burner dissapears

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Dear ASUS User

Due to vast number of connections online, the page that you requested cannot be displayed properly. Please re-connect using any of the following URL. Sorry for the inconvenience.

 

this is displayed everytime I visit :mad:

 

ASUS obviously has issues to resolve.

 

I wonder if this raid problem has anything to do with SATA NCQ, anyone using drives with this feature?

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ok, the s/w pata controller in the 7.11 beta drivers pack fixed the cd-burner problem.

nvraid also now appears in device manager with these drivers.

 

though trying to boot windoze on it still results in a reboot loop.

oh well back to the 3114 I go....

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Anyone got raid working via the nForce4 using 2 sata drives that support NCQ ?

or specifically the Seagate ST380817AS?

 

if so how? (you can assume that I tried all the above methods)

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Dude your thread rocks! jus need to know one thing (hope i didn't miss it if someone mentioned it in this thread) though. How do you integrate other software to the unattended install--like say maybe Office or other small apps like winzip and Adobe reader? muchos gracias if you can help!

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I am unable to find these two files; I pulled down the 5.10 unified drivers.

 

Nvsataconnection.exe

Nvsataconnectionenu.dll

 

Any ideas?

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Dude your thread rocks! jus need to know one thing (hope i didn't miss it if someone mentioned it in this thread) though. How do you integrate other software to the unattended install--like say maybe Office or other small apps like winzip and Adobe reader? muchos gracias if you can help!

 

Sorry for the late reply.. Check HERE for info on what you need. Its pretty straight forward, but still not without some complications... Just remember to try out your CD on a DVD-RW (or CDRW) and a virtual machine (VMWare or Virtual PC) to make sure it works how you want it to before you go ahead and do your install proper.

 

Glad you like the thread. I have sucessfully intregrated the NVRAID drivers into Windows XP x64 and I will get round to updating the guide soon.

 

Of course as soon as nLite does all this properly then this guide will be null and void as it will be *MUCH* easier once its all GUI and two clicks and your done :).. But until then, I'll help out whoever I can. :nod:

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I have sucessfully intregrated the NVRAID drivers into Windows XP x64 and I will get round to updating the guide soon.

Hallo Cythraw,

that is very interesting. As you know, a lot of people - inclusive myself - are very frustrated about their experiences with integrating the nForce Raid drivers into an unattended Windows XP x64 CD. The problem is not the correct recognition of the Raid array, but an unusual hardware conflict at the end of the installation. In my case the result is always an endless reboot of the computer.

How did you prevent this?

CU

Fernando

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What version of the x64 Drivers are you using?

 

Are you copying the .sy_ part to the AMD64 folder and NOT the I386 folder?

 

also are you copying the .cat files from the 32-bit versions of the drivers (there are 2) to the folder(s)?

 

if the answer is no to to those questions and and the version is later than 6.39 then its probably NOT going to work without some issues

 

Also with my Intgration I did NOT use nLite other than making the image. No unattended install, no nothing. All I used it for was creating the bootable ISO.

 

I tried nLite and it gave me a bsod at the end even after manually intregrating the drivers after nlite is finished with everything (This was last Saturday in fact as I migrated my whole system to x64. no more 32bit Windows for me :) ) So I made an nlite disk WITHOUT the RAID drivers and did an F6 on install (Again not unattended just some of the hacked stuff like TCP connections) and it still had some issues with drivers. These seem to be that nlite is having probs with restting the driver signatures drivers and not the RAID drivers themselves but the thing is that it worked without any unattneded and without letting nlite intregrate the drivers. This would seem to me that the unattended parts is a bit screwy right now, but remeber folks this isnt a commercial app. its a well written app thats bugtested and put together for free.. cant say fairer than that.. :nod:

 

If you are intrgrating I would lay off nLite for now and do it manually, unless you want to get to the root of the problem. I have it on good athourity that the kinks in nlite ARE getting ironed out and there will be more info soon. ;)

 

 

I am still playing around with trying to get the newer drivers intrgrated and as soon as I do that successfully (and find the time) I will get the guide updated, or even start a new post with the details.

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