Did you install the raid drivers when you installed Vista (Press F6 to load
drivers from floppy etc.). If not then it is likely that all the drives were
running in EIDE mode (which doesnt neeed drivers in Vista or XP) but
switching on raid for any drive sets the system to running in raid/ahci mode
which does require drivers. I am sure there is a workaround to install them
after the operating system is installed but if you havent installed much
software or configured Vista then the easiest option in my opinion would be
just to reinstall and load the drivers at the prompt.
"ThaClown" <ThaClown.email@example.com> wrote in message
> Hello all, , great forum.
> I have a problem.
> Just finished building my new workstation.
> I have:
> 1x 250GB SATA drive on wich I want to install Vista Ultimate x64.
> 3x 500GB SATA drive wich i'd like to have running in Raid-5.
> Asus P5E motherboard.
> Q6600 core.
> My first take was this:
> 1) connect all HDD's
> 2) Install vista on 250GB drive, leave 500GB drives alone for now.
> 3) Update Vista.
> 4) Restart, enable RAID in BIOS.
> 5) Ctrl+I at startup, setup RAID-5 with the 3 500GB HDD's in RAID
> So far so good.....
> RAID manager shows RAID-5 correctly and shows that 250GB drive is
> 6) Reset, problem: no startup *"No bootbable drives found"*
> In BIOS, it shows all drives under boot devices, and the 250GB drive as
> the first boot disk.
> But before the 250GB name it sais RAID also, wich I guess it should
> What am I doing wrong?
> *Workstation*: Lian Li V2100 B Plus II Black, Asus P5E , Intel Core 2
> Quad Q6600, Arctic Freezer 7 Pro, 250 GB, 3x 500 GB, Tagan TG480 480W,
> GeForce 8600GTS Silent, 4096 MB DDR2, Vista Ulitmate x64.
> *HTPC:* Sliverstone LC-11, Silverstone 300W-SST-LC11, MediaPortal,
> Windows XP Pro, AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+, MSI K9AGM2-FIH, 2x512Mb DDR2, 2x
> 320GB, Club3D HD2400 Pro, Floppy FireDTV-C, AC CPU Freezer 64LP cooler,
> CM Ultra silent Casefan.