I have an Abit ST6-RAID board, installed winxp pro with sp2. I can not install the raid (hpt 370) driver for it, there is always a yellow mark front of it. I have also downloaded the latest driver from highpoint site, but still is the same. I must add that I had win2k3 on it before and it picked up the driver own its own. Thanks
During the install of XP, you are asked to inset a drivers disk for raid (or SCSSI), if that is where you are trying to install XP. But then IF you don't insert the Drivers disk, Xp fails to install on the Raid array (of SCSSI disk).
So I have to ask, what are you trying to achieve?
Do you have XP on a non-Raid HDD, and wish to use a raid setup for other data, or are you trying to install XP on a raid array? Or perhaps another option i have not mentioned?
I have a similar Abit/Highpoint combination, and I have found it to be troublesome. However, unless the RAID chip is in some way faulty, it should work eventually. Can you tell me exactly which driver you are trying to use and exactly what chip version your board has? Any drivers from the Highpoint website are for the PCI card versions and won't work with Abit boards. You actually need to get from one of the Abit websites click here or click here Exact links are:
click here for the ST-6 Raid page (listed under discontinued models)click here for BIOS and Drivers; two drivers for the HPT-370 (same as mine) are at the bottom. There are manuals in pdf if you need one, too. Good luck.
How are you installing the driver, Alex? When I had to set up RAID for the first time, I found that it's not easy to get XP to accept the driver. When the New Hardware Wizard appears, you have take the most manual route through the options, ie. selecting the location of the driver and ignoring all the driver-signing rubbish and any other warnings about compatibility. Having HDDs attached to the chip won't affect it, but if XP tries to load a driver automatically, you will need to stop it or at least change it manually from the Device Manager.
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