Mobo: ABit IC7-MAX3
CPU: P4 2.4GHz HT
HD: 4x Western Digital Caviar SE 250 GB SATA
Vid: ATI Radeon something
CD: CD/DVD R/RW
So when I first went in I attempted to reinstall windows. On boot everything was normal. I got to the partitioning portion of setup and it displayed no storage devices...odd since it was still working at the time. Restarted and the drives were not identified as IDE, but when the message to press F4 to get into the raid config it listed the 4 drives below. These drives were connect to SATA slots 3-6. I went into the RAID config and it displayed a RAID10 config and showed two drives to be primary and striped and the remaining two to be redundant mirrors. I deleted this and formatted the drives.
I proceeded to try installing windows several times with the same results. I then tried disconnecting the other 3 drives and connecting the one to the SATA 1 slot and turning off the RAID. I was then able to see the unpartitioned space on the windows install. Seeing as my disks are SP1 I could only partition 131 GB. I then successfully installed Windows. After the install was done the computer restarted and when it supposed to be at the load screen it was instead black and did nothing. I tinkered around with settings for a long time to no avail.
Today I called Microsoft Tech, a last resort as you can imagine. Did all the same stuff as before except this time he had me tap F8 and go figure...the Safe Mode prompt worked. Selected Safe Mode and waited for it to do its thing. It never did because it got hung up on mup.sys. They tell me it is a hardware problem, I think they are full of bleep.
At this point I am at a loss for ideas. I am somewhat computer savvy, I am smart enough to build my own computer, but I have never worked with RAID or SATA before.
Edited by RussiaCommie, 03 November 2006 - 11:14 PM.