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

    Yup that was the problem. After writting zeros to both drives I tried again (with the version made from nlite 1.0rc6 and the nforce 6.70 drivers) and everything worked fine. Sorry to clog up the thread with useless information
  2. Integration of NVIDIA's nForce RAID and AHCI drivers

    Do you mean it stops after the install of the setup files and before the hardware installation begins?Is the cursor on left hand top of the screen blinking? Did you change anything else unless you have a new raptor? Is your PSU strong enough? Have you tested your RAM sticks (memory test)? Do you have the correct voltage for your RAM? My tip: Set BIOS timings at default (no overclocking), unplug all unnecessary hardware devices and try it once more. Maybe you should test it with a little enhancement of the RAM voltage (0,1 V). It results in a blank screen after the first reboot durring an install. Right after formating and loading setup files, it reboots, then just goes to a blank screen. There is no cursor blinking (very important). I had given someone one of my older raptors to use and just picked up a new one recently. So, besides the raptor, the system has been up and running for quite some time without problems. The new raptor has been tested as well, just not in a raid setup. The PSU has plenty of juice. It's an Antec NeoPower 480. I am overclocking but the system is most certainly a rock. I have installed Windows and linux countless times (I do a lot of software and hardware testing) on this system with the current overclock without any issues. I would like to avoid reseting the clocks and having to redo them if at all possible I think I may have found something. This MS KB article seems to describe my problem perfectly. http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;314503 So maybe it's not slipstream related. I will try fixing the MBR and using WD Data Lifeguard to write zeros to both drives when i get home from the shop. Edit: Oops, wrong KB link.
  3. Integration of NVIDIA's nForce RAID and AHCI drivers

    I'm back! Though I guess that's a bad thing I got help a few months ago on this thread and everything was going great. I did a few hardware upgrades recently though, which included switching out some HDD's and I am back to having problems with NF4 driver integration. Here is the hardware I am using: ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe A64 3500+ Venice 2gb (2x 1gb) OCZ DDR 3200 2 eVGA 7800GT's 2x 74gb WD Raptors One of the raptors is new, the other isa year old or so. Both have been working fine for me though. I have the latest BIOS update for the motherboard, which adds the 4.84 nvraid. The drivers I am slip streaming are from the nForce 4 AMD 32bit set, verison 6.70. So anyway. After creating a stripped array of the raptors, I load up the windows installer. Windows sees them as one big drive and everything seems normal. I create a 50gb partition, format, and load setup files. Then, on the first reboot, all I get is a blank black screen. The CDROM spins up, but it stops there. It never gets to the actual install and configure portion of the setup. Any ideas what the problem could be? I think it may be hardware related because I am using an older slipstream that I had working with 2 other raptors. I looked through the BIOS, making sure all my boot priorities are correct and nothing else seems to be conflicting with previous setups. I have also tried using a new slipstream that was made with the same 6.70 and nLite 1.0 rc6. Still getting the same blank screen though. Thanks for any help!
  4. Integration of NVIDIA's nForce RAID and AHCI drivers

    Please post the result of your work within this thread. Good luck! Fernando <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Updating the BIOS did the trick. I have 4.84 NV RAID now, and it worked on the first try using your method on the first post. Thanks!
  5. Integration of NVIDIA's nForce RAID and AHCI drivers

    You can't install the nForce Raid drivers from the chipset package 6.66 with an nVRaid Bios v. 4.81. What you need is a Raid Bios version 4.84! If Asus has no newer Bios version, you have to take drivers from an nForce package lower than 6.66. <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Ahh ha, I wasn't sure exactly what you meant in your first paragraph (on the first post), now it makes sense. Cool, I will update the BIOS now, I was just avoiding it because my BIOS is so heavily tweaked I hate to clear the CMOS It's worth it though if it means being able to get this fricken raid working!
  6. Integration of NVIDIA's nForce RAID and AHCI drivers

    I am really stuck with this guys and need some help. I have tried Fernando_1's way twice and dale5605's way once. All three attempts have ended in repeated bluescreens. I have, ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe (BIOS 1011 / nVraid v4.81) A64 3500+ Venice 2x Western Digital 74gb Raptors I have tried using the 6.66 package of nForce4 drivers, included the pataraid directory contents in the OemDir, integrated the sataraid and sata_ide drivers with nLite (1.0 b6), etc. I can't figure out what I could be doing wrong. I can't believe how hard it is to get a stripe working with my raptors, I have never had so much trouble with a raid array before.