I've got 2 SSDs, one for Windows and one for Linux Mint. I have another 4 HDDs I turned into a RAID 0 array via my BIOS. Mobo is ASUS TUF X570.
I had the 4 HDDs in a Microsoft storage pool but started to get poor read/write speeds and was being generally a bit flaky. I deleted the pool and removed the drives from it. Booted into my BIOS and created the array, part of which meant changing the SATA operation from AHCI to RAID.
Booting into Linux (my daily driver) everything was fine. Booting into Windows I was met with blue screens saying that it doesn't know where to boot from, even though the SSD that windows was installed on hadn't been touched.
I've followed numerous guides. Changing back to AHCI and booting into windows (which did work), setting it to boot to safe mode and switching it back to RAID during the restart, again blue screen. As well as some registry edits and still blue screens.
I gave up and decided to re-install windows to the same SSD but I keep running into a prompt where it says there are missing drivers. My assumption is that there shouldn't be any missing drivers if the RAID is set up on the BIOS?
I gave up with that too and went into Linux and formatted the drive to make sure that wouldn't be an issue and then initialised it with NTFS. Again, when I went to the install process of windows I got the same missing drivers issue.
I've tried disconnecting all the HDDs that make up the array with no change in behaviour.
I thought I was onto a winner looking through RAID software that comes with the mobo, specifically pages 52-54 and following the instructions. I just kept getting the equivalent to 'Failed to load drivers'.
I've tried during the install process of Windows going into the command prompt to use
diskpart to see if my drive is even listed, which 99% of the time it isn't. If I change to ACHI mode it's listed. If I stay in RAID mode and try, it gets listed once I try AND fail the install of the drivers.
One thing to note, perhaps. My boot priority is that it's Linux and then in the grub menu I added the windows drive so that I can choose what OS to boot into at that point. I can't imagine this would be the reason for the errors I'm running into but I'm just clutching at straws now.
I'm frankly not sure what I can even do anymore, nothing seems to work.
EDIT: For clarity: I'm not able to boot into Windows as I no longer have it installed. My aim is to install Windows whilst having RAID set as the sata operation. I want to install Windows onto 1 of my SSDs that is NOT apart of the RAID array. The end goal is that I have Windows installed on an SSD and then my HDD raid array will be used for storage.