Vista Ultimate will not boot without CD\DVD


G

Guest

I have built a new computer:

ASUS M2N E SLI
AMD FX 5400
2GB RAM
2 Hitachi 250G HDD in RAID 0 Stripe Array

Installed Ultimate without any apparent problems. After complete, realized
that computer will not boot up without a Windows CD/DVD in drive.

Deleted partitions, array, and tried different nVidia RAID drivers, and am
getting same results.

Finally tried installing XP Pro, and I gett the same result. If a Windoows
CD is not in the drive during boot, I will get the NO SYSTEM DETECTED error.
This would indicate to me the problem is not with Windows, but probably
related to either drive or RAID drivers, but I am at a loss.

Can anyone provide some insight or direction?
 
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J

John Barnes

Do you have an active primary partition on the drive? Do you also have an
IDE drive?
 
G

Guest

John,

Thank you for the inquiry. To specifically answer your questions:

1. Yes,, my striped raid array was set as bootable and as primary.

2. No, I had no IDE drive, but I did have another SATA drive.

I actually read abnother post where it was suggested to remove all but the
primary drive and attempt installation again - the thought being that Vista
was possibly installing the MBR on a secondary drive.

I tried disconnecting the secondary drive, and the installation worked this
time. I am now booting properly without the CD\DVD needing to be installed.

Thanks for the support!
 
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J

John Barnes

Glad to hear you have it working.

Lajaycee said:
John,

Thank you for the inquiry. To specifically answer your questions:

1. Yes,, my striped raid array was set as bootable and as primary.

2. No, I had no IDE drive, but I did have another SATA drive.

I actually read abnother post where it was suggested to remove all but the
primary drive and attempt installation again - the thought being that
Vista
was possibly installing the MBR on a secondary drive.

I tried disconnecting the secondary drive, and the installation worked
this
time. I am now booting properly without the CD\DVD needing to be
installed.

Thanks for the support!
 

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