RAID-0 XP 32bit Upgrade to Vista 64bit Ultimate

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by mattsdad03, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. mattsdad03

    mattsdad03 Guest

    I am attempting to install a RAID-0 setup. I have an Asus A8N-SL
    Premium & 2 Seagate 320gb HDD's. I have the Upgrade version of Vista6
    which requires an OS installed on the HDD. After I upgrade to Vista6
    the OS freaks. Sometimes it goes into an endless loop of reboots. An
    sometimes Vista display an error message stating that there is a proble
    with the RAID array. But Vista does not work properly. I am wondering i
    this worth it, and if so, how do I fix it. Maybe it would be helpful i
    I listed my install procedure

    1) from a clean HD I create a raid array in the BIOS
    2) run XP 32bit instal
    3) load nvidia RAID driver
    4) complete XP instal
    5) restart & run Vista instal

    after Vista installs is when I start to have problems

    any help would be apprectaied
    mattsdad03, Jun 26, 2008
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  2. mattsdad03

    cc Guest

    I am assuming that you want to upgrade to 64bit to take advantage of extra
    RAM in your PC (maybe you have more than 4GB?)

    If so, then you will have to remove some of your RAM to bring it down to 4GB
    or less, then install 64bit Vista.

    Once it's installed, update it to SP1, then reboot, and make sure it comes
    back up alright. At that point, it should be safe for you to shutdown, then
    add the rest of your RAM back into the system.

    If you do not have more than 4GB of RAM, then you're not running into the
    same issue that I was. In which case, somebody else will need to help you.
    cc, Jun 28, 2008
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