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Vista install needs hard disk drivers

  1. #1


    Dick Swager Guest

    Vista install needs hard disk drivers

    I am attempting to install Vista on a machine with a partitioned drive. I
    have two 60 GB drives that are using RAID to increase the read/write speed
    (I forget which RAID configuration that is). The disk was partitioned into
    a 15 GB C: drive and a 100 GB D: drive both of them had Windows XP OSs. I
    used the D: exclusively and the C: drive was just for emergencies. Well a
    virus came along and I decided that it was time to install Vista anyway so I
    got the C: up to the point that I can do the work I need to do and
    re-frormatted the D: drive. Now on theVista installation I get to the
    "Where do you want to install Windows?" screen and there are no choices.

    Basically I need to install a hard drive driver at this time so that it will
    recognize the partitions that are already setup. Anybody have any idea
    where the appropriate drivers could be found?

    TIA Dick



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  2. #2


    Seth Guest

    Re: Vista install needs hard disk drivers

    "Dick Swager" <cswager@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:eoYnJrAlHHA.3472@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >
    > Basically I need to install a hard drive driver at this time so that it
    > will recognize the partitions that are already setup. Anybody have any
    > idea where the appropriate drivers could be found?



    From the maker of the RAID chipset.


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  3. #3


    Kerry Brown Guest

    Re: Vista install needs hard disk drivers

    "Dick Swager" <cswager@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:eoYnJrAlHHA.3472@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >I am attempting to install Vista on a machine with a partitioned drive. I
    >have two 60 GB drives that are using RAID to increase the read/write speed
    >(I forget which RAID configuration that is). The disk was partitioned into
    >a 15 GB C: drive and a 100 GB D: drive both of them had Windows XP OSs. I
    >used the D: exclusively and the C: drive was just for emergencies. Well a
    >virus came along and I decided that it was time to install Vista anyway so
    >I got the C: up to the point that I can do the work I need to do and
    >re-frormatted the D: drive. Now on theVista installation I get to the
    >"Where do you want to install Windows?" screen and there are no choices.
    >
    > Basically I need to install a hard drive driver at this time so that it
    > will recognize the partitions that are already setup. Anybody have any
    > idea where the appropriate drivers could be found?
    >
    > TIA Dick
    >



    What RAID controller are you using? Look in the device manager in XP.

    --
    Kerry Brown
    Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
    http://www.vistahelp.ca



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