I'm installing Windows 7 on a PC with a DFI Lanparty nf4 Ultra-D motherboard. I'm using the onboard SATA raid to combine two 250gig hard drives into a single drive.
I'm the BIOS, I have raid enabled, and I have both drives enabled as being raidable.
Then, after the BIOS, I enter the nVidia nForce Raid utility and create a new raid disc using both drives in striped mode. So now it's a single 500gig drive. It is set to be bootable.
Next I boot into the Windows 7 Setup on the DVD. When it gets to the point where you choose what drive to install to, it shows two drives:
- Drive 0 - Unallocated Space - 250g
- Drive 1 - Unallocated Space - 250g
I proceeded to choose "Load Drivers" and picked the latest SATA Raid WHQL drivers I got from nVidia's website. Setup successfully loaded them and took me back to the drive menu, but it doesn't show me a single drive still. It shows the same thing. 2 drives of unallocated space.
Also, it will only allow me to create a new partition on Drive 0, not Drive 1. For Drive 1 it says the disc is marked as non-bootable and that I need to enable it to be bootable in the BIOS...
I know that I'm using the right raid drivers here. Anyone ever seen this before?