Updated RAID drivers installed XP still doesn't boot


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donniebaseball

Hello all:

My specs:

Asus P5E WS Pro
WD HDD (non-RAID)
2 Seagates HDDs (RAID 0 array)
XP Pro sp2

My previous mobo got fried. I got a new Asus. I did a repair install of XP,
loaded the new Intel RAID drivers when prompted but I still can't boot XP
when Sata configuration in BIOS is set to RAID. XP will look like it's
booting normally then suddenly a blue screen comes on for a nanosecound and
the PC restarts. This happens over and over until I set BIOS to IDE
configuration.

When I do get Windows I am able to see the new Intel drivers in DM under
IDE/ATAPI controllers not under RAID/SCSI controllers. Is this the reason
why it doesn't boot? And if so, how could it happen when I did everything
asked for during the repair install?

Thanks.
 
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Shenan Stanley

donniebaseball said:
My specs:

Asus P5E WS Pro
WD HDD (non-RAID)
2 Seagates HDDs (RAID 0 array)
XP Pro sp2

My previous mobo got fried. I got a new Asus. I did a repair
install of XP, loaded the new Intel RAID drivers when prompted but
I still can't boot XP when Sata configuration in BIOS is set to
RAID. XP will look like it's booting normally then suddenly a blue
screen comes on for a nanosecound and the PC restarts. This happens
over and over until I set BIOS to IDE configuration.

When I do get Windows I am able to see the new Intel drivers in DM
under IDE/ATAPI controllers not under RAID/SCSI controllers. Is
this the reason why it doesn't boot? And if so, how could it happen
when I did everything asked for during the repair install?

Dalo said:
Whenever you install a new MOBO - you need to do a fresh install of
the OS onto the HDD or HDDS as it wont work any other way.

Incorrect - but in some circumstances - it can fail to work with just a
repair installation (extremely different HDD controllers and motherboard
chipsets - for example.)

I believe Donnie has ran into one of these circumstances and may have to
install clean *or* attempt to integrate the controller and chipset drivers
into the Windows XP CD being used to attempt the repair installation (as
well as many updates as feasible.)
 

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