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Windows 7 - Installing 3TB Drives

Q: Windows 7 - Installing 3TB Drives

I bought an Asus H87M-E. I can't install 3 X 3TB hard drive Raid 5 on this board. It is a new board, I can't find Bois update. I created the Raid5. the O/S displays the drives with different sizes 2048, 745, 1875GB. I have no idea what is happening! Tech support said it is windows problem, But I don't buy that. I broke the raid and try to install the O/S on a single drives, but the O/S recognize it as 745GB.

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A: Windows 7 - Installing 3TB Drives

Windows normally accept only 2 terabyte in re installing the windows you should make a partition for your new 3TB hdd.

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/windows-7-installing-3tb-drives.198158/
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So when I got my P6TDeluxe and two 75gb SAS drives a year ago I was planning on installing Vista x64 onto the SAS drives and call all my data from my terabyte drive. Brilliant, I thought, until vista was unable to install on the drives (let alone detect them during installation).

My question for you is this:

Will Windows 7 recognize the SAS drives as raw partitions that can be used as an install point

and

Can I do this in Raid0? Raid1?

Thanks in advance,
N

A:Help Installing Windows 7 on SAS Drives

[QUOTE=Najica;322959]
My question for you is this:

Will Windows 7 recognize the SAS drives as raw partitions that can be used as an install point

and

Can I do this in Raid0? Raid1?
Yes, Windows will recognise the partition provided that you install the boot to the C: drive in the particular partition and that the partition is given priority in the bios as boot priority "1"

Yes this can be performed on redundant drives.

You will need the vista raid driver.

Regards,
Adrian

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A:No drives were found when installing windows 7

Back up any files, unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS. If UEFI follow these special steps for Install, otherwise enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module to proceed with normal install:

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Then boot into Windows 7 installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here. I would use a fresh ISO written with tool in Step 2 as yours is in question.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. You are creating the partition here for the purpose of wiping the HD and marking Active which overcomes certain install failures.

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Quote:
no drives were found. click load driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation


.

I am a newbie at computers and I dont want to open up my pc. Any suggestions?
My specs:





Quote:
Intel(r) Core(TM) 2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80 GHz 2.80 GHz
4gb ram
windows 7 ultimate 32bit

Detected Chipset:
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Memory controller:
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I/O Controller:
Intel? 82801JIB Intel? I/O Controller Hub (ICH10)


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A:No drives were found while installing windows.

Unplug and plug again the sata power cable and the sata data cable . It may make it visible .

If not, follow SATA Driver - Load in Windows 7 or Vista Setup .

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A:Solved: Installing Windows XP Home; Windows refuses to recognise hard drives

I believe the SATA drivers you need are these ones:

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A:Can't save files to drives after installing windows 8 ?!

This is sods law to say the least but I've got it.
 
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A:Installing Windows 7 on Laptop with 2 Hard Drives

In your case it probably does not matter. It is preferable to install the OS on the HDD that is on port0, else your bootmgr may end up on the other HDD. Best though is to disconnect the HDD which is not used for the installation during that installation process.

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A:Installing Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 on 2TB Drives

Had this 2_tb HD running for 1 month now, No Problems.
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Quote: Originally Posted by darkstarsinner


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A:Installing Windows 7 between 2 RAID controlled hard drives.

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This is true for vista, WIN7SP1, WIN8, WIN8.1, WIN10.
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/hh848035%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
 

Common NamesWindows Version with Support

512-byte Native, 512n (120GIG and smaller drives) earlier than 2011
All Windows versions
Advanced Format, 512e, AF, 512-byte Emulation

Windows 8
Windows Server 2012
Windows 7 w/ MS KB 982018
Windows 7 SP1
Windows Server 2008 R2 w/ MS KB 982018
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Windows Vista w/ MS KB 2553708
Windows Server 2008 w/ MS KB 2553708


 

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It sounds like the hard-drive has died and you need a new one.

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A:Installing on 2nd Drives

I see no advantage to installing your software on the second drive. And I see several disadvantages.

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The cleanest method is to boot via the BIOS, setting preferred HD to boot first in BIOS setup, then boot the other OS HD using one-time BIOS BOot Menu key given on first boot screen.

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If not post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Mgmt drive map with listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu. We will give you the steps to correctly configure the Dual Boot without interference.

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information holds the answer to all questions.

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Hello
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Cheers
 

A:Installing vista on 2 drives

From a legal standpoint, as far as I'm aware, if you only have one Product Key then you only have one licence.
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A:Installing new DVD Drives and getting stumped.......

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A:Installing 2 hard drives

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You need to return the SATA drive and tell the Staples guy that you need a non SATA drive often just called an IDE drive (or P-ATA) Perhaps he will learn something by this! This is why the cables don't match. You need to pull or "wiggle" the cable connector off the old hard drive, being careful not to bend any of the connector pins on the drive. Take a look at the jumper settings (small plastic clips covering some metal pins at the back of the drive -- sorry not at home to include the usual picture). Set the new drive the same way, which will either be the master or cable select setting.
 

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I thought sptd.sys was a daemon driver?

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PATA= http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_ATA

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A:Installing Multiple Cd Rom Drives(more than one)

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Have you set the jumpers correctly on the rear of the drives properly?

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A:Installing old hard drives in laptops

:wave: Hello & Welcome to TechSpot :wave:

Unfortunately, what you ask is not as easy as it sounds... Desktops are built to be easily modified with different parts of the shelf, whereas the notebooks are also modular, they often have different specifications for how things are connected...

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OR,

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A:Vista hangs after installing it on two different drives

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You may need to update your Intel board drivers -

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...eng&iid=dc_rss

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A:Solved: Installing 2 Hard Drives

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A:Installing Vista in two hard drives

Originally Posted by Deviatorz


I recently purchased a SSD since my HDD just painfully slow. However, I was wondering since I have the recovery CD for vista, can I install vista onto my new SSD and also use my vista on the old HDD? In other words, interchange hard drives? both will have the same OEM CD key and since that CD KEY is linked to the motherboard, shouldn't it be ok? This is different from duel booting since its the same key.

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Hello Deviatorz and welcome to the forums

I'm afraid this isn't possible, you'll have to wipe both drivers and do a clean install of Vista onto your SSD. Then when you come to install your programs, you have to specify them to install to your HDD. If you do what you planned to do, with your current set up, Windows won't know where your programs have gone. Sorry, I know it's a pain, but at least you'll get the benefit of the lightning fast boot times SSDs promise

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You will need to make sure that the boot order in your BIOS boots from the SATA drive first, instead of attempting to boot from the IDE drive.

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A:Problem installing XP on RAID drives

Set your boot order in BIOS to CD forst then scsi (for RAID), when the files have been copied setup must boot to the new installation, if you dont have SCSI as the second active bootable device and 'any other' is set to enable it will boot to C:\ and cause no end of problems, ideally you should detach the drive already containing an OS unless you specifically want a dual boot system.

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A:Problem Installing Sata Drives Win XP

DOH

OK, make sure legacy USB support is ON in the BIOS

This will probably be the only way you'll get that kb/mouse to function until XP's installer can get its own kb/mouse/USB drivers loaded.

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A:installing xp on system with multiple drives

You can rename the drive from my competer & click on the drive you want to rename
 

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Hi,

Look on the web site of the manufacturer of your new SATA drives. Most HD manufacturers have this sort of software available on their download section.

hth

ceri
 

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A:[SOLVED] BSOD after installing new drives

Hi Angela,

The attached DMP file is of the KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (1e) bug check.

This indicates that a kernel-mode program generated an exception which the error handler did not catch.


Code:

2: kd> .exr 0xfffff88003071838
ExceptionAddress: fffff88000e05180 (vidsflt+0x0000000000005180)
ExceptionCode: c0000005 (Access violation)
vidsflt.sys (Acronis Virtual Disk driver for the Virtual Disk Storage Filter) caused an access violation.

---------------

1. Acronis is known to cause conflicts and cause issues, so I would go ahead and remove it, especially since we see it causing an access violation (at least for troubleshooting purposes).

2. I see various Norton remnants, so please remove and replace Norton with Microsoft Security Essentials for temporary troubleshooting purposes:

Norton removal - https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/kb20080710133834EN_EndUserProfile_en_us;jsessionid=841A6D40BA6872C47697C6C6B19C8E11.4?entsrc=redirect_pubweb&pvid=f-home

MSE - Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows

Regards,

Patrick

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In a word... Yes, are you going to set the 2 drives in a RAID array?
 

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Hello Rokku, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Right after you do a clean install of Windows 7 to your 250GB drive, and before installing anything else, you could use the tutorial below to change the default location of both the C:\Program Files (x86)and C:\Program Filesfolders to be on the 800GB drive by default instead.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-installs.html

These may help with this as well.

User Profile - Change Default Location

or

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Hi Zento and welcome to TSF !

XP needs the driver for the SATA controller, which is related to your motherboard not to your hard drive.

Download the chipset drivers from this page and extract them somewhere :
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/M...ProductID=2629

Then follow this guide to use nLite to slipstream the needed drivers on the XP CD :
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...-installation/

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Another solution would be to borrow some friend's floppy drive, install it in your computer temporarily, copy the content of the INFUpdate\all\ folder on a floppy and press F6 when prompted to load the RAID/SATA drivers during the installation.

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A:Problem installing two hard drives

Hi Larry,

If you have the drives jumpered correctly, it doesn't matter which position on the cable.
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p.s. What bios does your system have and what date was it issued?

[This message has been edited by ETS (edited 02-01-2001).]
 

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A:Win7 64bit: Installing in other drives/partitions

Hi,

There is an easier solution, and one that will work flawlessly : image your current system using Macrium. You can store this image on an external USB, and if required very easily restore this image back to your PC in around 15 to 20 minutes.

Imaging with free Macrium

Forget this double Program File stuff - even if it can be done, and thats very doubtful, its fraught with difficulty. Do yourself the biggest favour you can - read the tutorial and go the image route.

Regards,
Golden

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A:Installing software on 2nd drive or multiple drives

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A:Installing new mobo, should I reformat hard drives?

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A:System running really slow after installing new hard drives

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