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installed vista on RAID 0, but refuses to boot

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Jim, 14 Sep 2007.

  1. Jim

    Jim Ineptimodder

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    Hi

    I was trying to install Windows Vista Ultimate (64) on my RAID 0 config, but it was a complete disaster... same story with the 400gb drive. As a result, I decided to fall back on my trusty old 160gb IDE drive. That drive was fine, and as such got a new bootable Vista OS on it, no problems, and from there I installed my chipset drivers onto the OS. Then, from within the Vista OS that I had installed onto the IDE drive, I installed Vista Ultimate 64 onto my RAID 0 drive. That works fine, and I'm using it at the moment to type this. However...

    if I let the system reboot on its own, the boot fails... won't pass "Verifying DMI pool data". To sort that, I use the boot menu to boot from my 160gb IDE drive, which then presents me with an option of 2 Vista installations to launch. One is located on the IDE drive, the other on this SATA drive. No problems at all with that. But if I use the boot menu and select my SATA RAID config, the boot fails.

    I noticed earlier that I had a hidden 'Boot' folder and a couple of files that looked like they were related to the boot process on my IDE drive's root, but no such files on my SATA RAID drive. It's as if it's being told to boot by the IDE drive, regardless of the fact that the OS is on a different drive altogether.

    if anyone has any idea how I can get the RAID drive config to boot, so I can get shut of the old IDE drive it would be reallly really useful.

    thanks

    Specs:

    Vista Ultimate 64
    Antec P180
    Hiper Type-R 580W
    Gigabyte P35-DQ6
    Intel e6750
    2 x 1gb Crucial Ballistix 6400
    BFG GeForce 8800 GTS 320mb
    Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic
    2 x WDC 5000AAKS (500gb) [RAID 0]
    WDC 4000AAKS (400gb)
    Lite-On LH20A1H
     
  2. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    The RAID volume needs the aster boot record copying onto it. Basically, you need to do an exact copy of the IDE drive onto the RAID volume. I think there's a tool on the Ultimate Boot CD (HDClone I think it is) to do it.
     
  3. Jim

    Jim Ineptimodder

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    ok thanks, I've got a copy of the UBCD kicking around somewhere so shouldn't be too difficult

    hopefully the mbr will sort it then :)
     
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