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Adding a RAID Mirror to my System and Getting BSOD


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#1 kjm782

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 09:36 PM

I have a 64-bit Windows 7 system that is functioning fine.  I have two identical hard drives (one is the drive Windows is currently installed on) and want to set up a RAID 1 mirror without reinstalling Windows.  The hard drives are both Western Digital 2TB Black (http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=760).  Both are fairly new and are showing no signs of problems.  My motherboard is the ASRock A770DE+ (http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/A770DE+/).

 

When I go into the BIOS and switch on the RAID and configure it as a mirror, Windows will not boot.  The Windows logo comes up but then I get the blue screen of death with an error code of 0x0000007B.  If I turn the RAID off in the BIOS and reboot, Windows boots normally.  I tried installing both the AMD RAID drivers and RAIDXpert Utility (http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/raid_windows.aspx#2) and changed the registry settings suggested by Microsoft (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976) but nothing has worked so far.  Does anyone know why this might still be happening and how to fix it?  Thanks in advance!



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#2 hamluis

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 03:54 PM

<<...want to set up a RAID 1 mirror without reinstalling Windows.>> 

 

I don't think that can be done.  In order fot the O/S to be mirrored, it seems that the RAID must already be in place, prior to Windows installation.

 

Just opinion.

 

You are getting the BSOD because the RAID is not properly set up and the system can no longer boot to the single drive with Windows on it, IMO.

 

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