I don't know if this helps:
1) My motherboard manual says that when using RAID, you must tell the
operating system, (Vista), that you want to load a RAID HDD as a boot disk
and load a driver and you have to make a RAID driver disk on floppy or CD
before you load Windows so that Windows can load the driver during install.
Better check at the back of your motherboard manual/book.
2) I had a RAID-1 setup before I tried to load Vista SP1, (about 3 weeks
ago). I still haven't got my p.c. running correctly and have since disabled
the RAID as I really don't know what caused the SP1 to fail, although I
suspect an old XP hardware modem driver.
"Jeff in okc" wrote:
> I just built a new machine to try out Vista ultimate x64 on. I have set up
> a Raid 0 in the raid utility and specified raid in the bios. When trying to
> install Vista, I get to the point to load the raid driver. When I choose the
> raid driver, the system hangs for a second and then goes to a blue screen. I
> have tried flashing the bios and checked the manufacturers website for an
> updated driver. I get this issue when trying to install 64 bit or 32bit (i
> used the 32 bit driver for vista 32 and the 64 bit driver for vista 64 bit).
> On 64 bit i get the error Stop: 0x0000001E. It does not reference a driver.
> The blue screen with vista 32 bit is
> Stop: 0x0000008E
> Storport.sys - address 855097B1 base at 85506000, Datestamp 479188cc
> Anybody have any ideas on what to try next? Since its locking up and blue
> screen when trying to load the driver, i'm not sure what else to try.
> Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4
> CPU: AMD Athlon X2 5600+
> Video: EVGA Geforce 8800 GTS
> Memory: 2GB Kingston Hyper X DDR2 (will put the other 2GB in after install.
> I've there have been issues with more than 3GB when installing).