RAID 1 drive not found in My Computer.


G

Guest

I installed XPPro. Later I set up RAID1 in BIOS. Scan for New hardware
would not find it. Device manager shows:

Disk Drives > VIA SATA RAID 1 SCSI Disk device.
SCSI and RAID Controllers > VIA SATA RAID Controller.

Both device properties say 'working properly'.

There's no mention of either SCSI drive or RAID drive in my computer.
The RAID drive is data only, not boot.

Can I fix this?
 
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G

Guest

RAID 0 or 1,needs to be set in BIOS,but once set,a post BIOS RAID set up
utility
needs to run,in this,you configure the RAID set.Also,the post RAID utility
runs
or gets displayed at every start-up or restart,if none of this is
configured,then
RAID will not be shown in xp....Once all is set,then format the 2 hds in xp
or
boot to xp cd,recovery,format them
 
G

Guest

Thanks. Sorry I wasn't clear. The POST RAID is correct (Array 0, RAID 1.)

The VIA (mfgr) RAID utility is present in the tray. It allows me to mirror
and see other info about the existing array.. As I mentioned in my orig.,
both the drive array and the RAID controller ARE present in Device Manager,
but no RAID drive (or array) shows up in My Computer.
 
D

DL

I'm not entirely clear, is this a new empty drive?
What is shown in Disk Management?
 
G

Guest

Thanks. Empty drives, Maxtor 160 GB each. Data mirroring process completed
in VIA RAID utility. The Windows VIA RAID utility "sees" the array and both
drives.

No sign of RAID 1 or either drive in Disk Management. From before, the RAID
1 device is visible in Device Manager. So is the RAID controller.

Thanks again.
 
G

Guest

I misspoke in my last post. The RAID drive is visible in Disk Management.
Its properties are: Disk 1, Basic, 149.05 GB, online, unallocated.

I'm looking at diskpart.exe

Maybe we're getting close.
 
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D

DL

The raid utility builds the raid, but doesnt format the hd.
You need to create the partition & Format in Disk Management, only then will
it become avialable. (Just like any other hd)
 

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