Just installed a new disk, Formatted ok, Sata set for raid, both drives Recognised in device manager,and in my computer and drivers loaded. Boots up and says Reboot and select proper boot devise or insert boot media in selected boot devise and press any key. Looking on the Maxtor site it doesnt appear that i should configured the drives as primary and slave with jumpers. (but i dont know) and if this is the case how do i set the jumpers. Could this be the problem It appears When you go into the c,mos the only drive thats recognised is the cd drive. Help with setting up please.
sata drives don't have jumpers. You will need to set raid in the bios initially. Does your bios support this? If not (and you should check anyway) go to your mobo makers site and download the latest one. You should get a screen at boot up asking you to select which raid configuration you want (0 or 1). On my Abit board this is done by pressing tab key.
Further to: When i go into the bios in ide config its got :enhanced mode support on: config sata as raid: serial ata boot rom enabled: Bios advanced mode: operating mode raid: When the raid config comes at boot by pressing Ctrl+i it shows: 0 foxtrot raid o stripe bootable yes: Maxtor------- port0 status normal Maxtor------- port1 status normal This has got to be something stupid!! When i put the win xp disc in and get to the point where it says, set up win xp press enter: create a partition in the unpartitioned space press c: Delete the selected partition press d and underneath it says:unknown disk there is no
GIVEN UP at the moment had to get the computer back WORKING. With reinstalling drivers etc i found some info on the motherboard disk which i didnt know existed, but since i bought the mobo 12 months ago there should have been a floppy to set up the system at windows partition and again at completion. (anyway its missing) So meanwhile ill let the dust settle, have a read, and see where i went wrong. Thanks very much for your help watch this space as they say when i restart shortly.
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