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  1. Integration of NVIDIA's nForce RAID and AHCI drivers

    You are indeed the master Fernando! Your advice was spot on. For this board there was only one "Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller" under the "IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers" section. There was also a "Primary IDE Channel" and a "Secondary IDE Channel". I replaced the driver for the "Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller" with the one from the 6.86 "Legacy" folder as you suggested. After the reboot there was only one device in the "IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers" section which was indeed the "NVIDIA nForce Parallel ATA Controller". The mirrored array is now seen perfectly. I also hooked up the optical drive to the PATA controller just to make sure that would be seen as well and it is. I can't thank you enough for your help mate! Cheers, Sev
  2. Integration of NVIDIA's nForce RAID and AHCI drivers

    Greetings Fernando. This might be slightly off-topic, but you seem to have an innate understanding of all this and I was wondering if you could give me any insight into my problem. System: Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-9 (w/ nForce 4 Ultra) (2) SATA drives in RAID 0 configuration (Operating System) (2) PATA drives in RAID 1 configuration (Storage) Windows XP I loaded XP on the striped SATA array with the traditional F6 method and that array works completely fine. My problem is XP will not recognize the PATA drives as a mirrored array. They are recognized in the RAID BIOS as mirrored, but not in Windows. In Windows they show as two separate drives. I have the most recent BIOS (Version F8) for the board which includes the 4.84 nVidia RAID IDE ROM BIOS and I'm using the standard 6.86 nForce drivers from nVidia's site. The motherboard has a Sil3114 raid controller as well, but that is strictly SATA, not PATA, so I can't utilize that. I've tried using an XP Pro disk w/ SP2 and an XP Home disk w/ SP1. With each of these installs I upgraded to every SP including SP3 with the same problem on each level. I've tested using the two PATA drives as Master/Slave on one channel and also as Master/Master on separate channels - same problem. I've also tried disconnecting the SATA drives completely and loading XP on the PATA mirrored array. With this method I get the problems that this thread is all about. The install goes fine but on the final boot I get the BSOD. When I hook the working SATA drives back up and boot into Windows I see the two PATA drives as separate drives again with the OS files on each of them. I would try your method if I only had the PATA drives to worry about, but if I understand correctly, your guide is intended to get Windows up and running. Since I already have Windows working I'm not sure it would help in my case, but I'm obviously missing something here so... Any suggestions you could provide would be a great help. Thank You, Sev