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Setup Raid Array Delete All Files On Old Drive


I added a new drive and set up a raid array. This deleted all the information on my old drive. I already performed a clean install of windows 7 home premium on the new array. Now i cannot use my product key because i have the upgrade disc. Is there a way for me to input the keys to my older versions of windows so i can use the upgrade key? If i call microsoft, will they activate my windows if i provide them my vista key? I am trying to prevent installing the entire os again.

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Unable To Enter Setup For Raid 1 Array

I am upgrading to a clean install of windows 7 ultimate 64bit from windows vista ultimate 64bit. I had the same hardware configuration with vista, just formatted the drives so i have a clean install. I had the drives set up in a raid 1 configuration in vista and want to to do the same in win 7.
 
I have the hard drives plugged into the sata 1 and 2 slots and the cd/dvd plugged into the sata 3 slot, just like i did in the vista install.
 
To install the new os, i set my drive configuration in the bios to raid. Using the intel raid manager i created an array called "programs" that used the full available space of both 500 gb drives. The array shows that it is normal and bootable after creating.
 
After creating the array, i return to the bios and check the boot priority. I have the cd/dvd set to #1 and the hdd array set to #2. I do not have a floppy so that is disabled in the legacy drive section so there is no third boot option.
 
The first attempt at installation, i put the win 7 dvd in at this point, saved the bios changes and exited. The install dvd boots and after going through the initial file load gives an error that an external storage device has been disconnected or is not functioning and i need to restart. I do not have any external devices connected at this time. In the vista setup i did have and esata drive connected through the port on the back of the pc. No esata connections have ever been used on the two internal connections.
 
I powered down the computer and then re-powered. It goes through the normal started, shows the healthy raid array in the intel raid screen, says that no jmicron drives detected and then goes to the ide detect screen. The timeout shows 35 then changes to boot ready as the dvd starts to spin. After 35 seconds elapse with no change, it gives an error that says "reboot and select proper boot devices or insert boot media in selected device and hit a key"
 
I remove the dvd, replace it in the drive and hit a key and get the same error.
 
I tried the process with the vista dvd and get the same result.
 
Next i deleted the raid array and remade it and tried again with the same result.
 
Next i set the cd/dvd as the only boot device with the same result. I also tried hitting f8 during start-up to select the boot device and chose the cd/dvd and got the same result.
 
Finally, i deleted the raid array, changed the drive configuration to ide and tried the install on a single drive. That worked with no problems. The os installed and runs perfectly but i really want the os to be installed on a raid 1 array for redundancy.
 
I appreciate any help you can offer to resolve the issue and get the os installed on a raid 1 array.


Posted On: 2010-03-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Files Gone From Another Raid Hdd Array

Windows 7 upgrade torched all mp3's, documents, pictures files that were on another redundant raid hd array. Just did the vista - win7 upgrade. Made sure everything was securely backed up on my second hard drive - actually a mirrored 2 disk raid array, though on the same system. Kicking myself for not disconnecting the drives because after the install everything is gone! 150 gigs of mp3's, years of documents and photos, everything.

Two funny things:

1) the file structure is intact. Ie, i can click through folders, say e: -> music -> u2 -> joshua tree. But then i am greeted with an empty folder. The entire file structure remains but every folder is empty

Except .

2) bring up the disk's properties window and it shows that the space is being used. The files add up to around 230 gigs and the system shows this space as in use. Click properties on any individual folder, though - ie on my music - nil.

Things i tried:

Chkdsk - no errors. Various (free) file recovery programs - no deleted/corrupt files found to recover removed drives and installed into an external hd enclosure. Identical problem, both on the target system and on my laptop that is still running vista.


Posted On: 2010-02-16 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Raid 0 Does Not Recognize Raid Array

I have a build with 7 ultimate running swimmingly for months with 2 single 1tb 7200 disks and one 128 gb ssd single. Yesterday, i successfully created a raid 0 array of 4x 60 gb ocz ssds in the gigabyte phoenix bios but they are not recognized as a usable array by 7ult. 7ult recognizes them  as an array in devices , everest recognizes them but after booting off the 128gb ssd they are not recognized in 'my computer", are not accessible, and generally are sitting there pretty, but useless.

My idea was to clone the 128 ssd to the array with acronis or paragon and use it as a super fast boot array? Any thoughts. Windows 7 ultimate and raid 0 setup after initial setup. 7 does not recognize raid array.


Posted On: 2010-06-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Raid 10 Array Process

I'm switching from xp to win 7 pro 64bit - i previously set raid 10 so have experience. This was done using f6 floppy on clean install xp pro 32bit with intel ich9r driver. I am going to do a clean install with win7 pro 64bit - i have read that in win 7 you don't need to use the same process but i am unclear what exactly occurs in the install process for win 7 - will win 7 simply recognize and install the correct drivers - or do i need to have the intel 64 bit matrix drivers ready on flash drive etc. Please confirm the process?

Ps this is hardware raid not software


Posted On: 2010-06-04 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Expand Raid 5 Array That Has Win 7

Can i expand a raid 5 array that has windows 7 on it? I am building a pc with a raid 5 array that will initially have 3/4 disks. The pc will be running windows 7 (probably home premium 64-bit).
What i want to know is can i expand the raid array that will have the system partition on without reinstalling the os. I may be wanting to do two things and i would like to know how to do them if possible, and without paying for a third party piece of software to do it.

The first is to add extra disks to the array and then expand the array and system partition to use it. Would this work and how is it done? The second is to add larger disks to the array? Again, would this work and how would it be done? I realize i would have to upgrade all the disks to make use of the extra capacity, but can i then expand the system partition into the extra space?


Posted On: 2010-03-02 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Win7 Will Not Recognize Raid 0 Array

I can not get windows 7 to recognize my raid array.
 
To begin, this is a fresh install on an asus m4a78td-v evo m/b, amd phenom ii x4 955 3200 mhz, 4 gbs ddr3 memory, 2 western digital 2 tb wd20eads-00s2b0 sata 3g, and a benq dw1625 dvd burner. Nothing is over clocked and using stock video and sound.
 
When i install with a raid 0, 128 kb stripe block, fast init on, gigabyte boundary off, cache mode write through, and no use of the drivers for the raid array for the mother board as windows 7 ultimate x64, i can get to the point of the first re-boot and get a message of: windows could not prepare the computer to boot into the next phase of installation. To install windows, restart the installation. If i restart, i get the same message.
 
Same setup, but this time i use the motherboard raid drivers downloaded from asus , ahcix64s. Inf, i get an error message of windows is unable to install to the selected location. Error: 0x80300001. So i partition the 3725. 9 gb raid to 1-100 mb system partition, 2047. 9 gb primary partition, and 1677. 9 gb unallocated and get the same message for each of the 3 drives as above. If i extend the 2nd partition of 2047. 9 gb, i get the message of: failed to extend the selected partition. [Error: 0x80042468].
 
Finally, if i delete the raid array and change the bios setting for the sata port 1-6 to ide, the install will complete, but without the raid 0 array. Please, what am i doing wrong or what do i need to get the raid 0 array? 


Posted On: 2010-02-18 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Using Raid 1 Array Causes Win 7 To Crash

Using a raid 1 (2 disk intel storage matrix managed) array generated in windows xp causes windows 7 (64) bit to crash on startup. I have a windows xp pro 32 bit os and just installed windows 7 pro 64 bit in a dual boot mode. I originally created 3 raid 1 mirror volumes (2 identical 1tb drives) using the intel storage matrix manager v 6. 2 in windows xp.

When i connect these drives and boot into windows 7, i get a blue screen stop error when the os recognizes the drive and attempts to load the driver for it. The arrays still work fine in xp. How can i make these raid 1 arrays compatible with windows 7 64 bit?

Conversely, when i create a raid 1 array in windows & 64 bit using two 1 tb drives and the intel storage matrix manager v 8. 9, upon booting into windows xp i get the same blue screen crash after xp see's the drive and attempts to load the driver. I would like to make the arrays usable in either os, can this be done?


Posted On: 2010-04-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

System Reserved Partition On Raid Array

Raid problem:
Mother board: asus p5ql-e.
Disks:
Port 0 - 500 gb seagate system drive - non raid
Port 1 - 500 gb seagate drive - raid
Port 2 - 500 gb seagate drive - raid
Port 3 - 1tb western digital - non raid

The raid drives were set up in bios as raid 1 (mirrored), and windows 7 installed on the system drive. The intel matrix storage console was installed, and showed volume 0 as 100 gb and volume 1 as 465. 7 gb. I did not set up two volumes in the raid bios.computer management shows that disk 1 has a "system reserved" 100 mb healthy (system, active, primary partition), and 99. 90 gb unallocated. Disk 2 is 365. 76 gb unallocated.

My problem is that i can not use these two drives. It may be possible to set them as non raid (i have not tried this), since i bought them to use as raid 1. It seems obvious that i need to delete the "system reserved" partition, but have been unable to do so. Does anyone have any suggestions? If this partition must exist somewhere on the system, can it be moved to another drive?


Posted On: 2010-01-18 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Rebuild Raid 1 Array Without Erasing Data On Drives

Possible to rebuild raid 1 array in windows 7 without erasing data on drives? (Want system independent raid 1 array). I would like to build a raid 1 array that can be migrated to future systems without having the data destroyed. To clarify, now i have an intel/win 7 computer. Perhaps my next system will be amd/win 8.

I don't mind being "locked in" to windows as i don't see myself changing to linux or os x, but i want the freedom to buy any hardware (not be locked in to say, intel chip-sets), upgrade to new versions of windows and keep my raid 1 array with data intact. If i create a raid 1 array in windows 7 (under computer management -> disk management for example) can i recreate that array under windows again in the future (fresh windows install) without windows formatting those drives and losing my data on them?


Posted On: 2009-12-22 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Cannot Create Partition And Format Hdd In Raid 0 Array

I run on an msi p6n sli platinum motherboard. I have been trying for the past 4 hours to install windows 7 ultimate, but cannot figure out how to get it to work in a raid 0 configuration. I"ve download all of the sata raid drivers for my motherboard and tried loading them, but it doesn't work. The only thing that gives me any kind of reaction is when i load the xp64-bit drivers. It makes my hard-drive disappear and i have to restart the windows setup. What can i do?! This is driving
Me crazy


Posted On: 2010-04-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Upgrade To Win7 On Ssd When Vista Installed On Raid 0 Array

Best way to upgrade to windows 7(64-bit) on new ssd when vista(32-bit) installed on raid 0 hard-disk array. I have a full copy of windows vista (32-bit) installed on a raid 0 array on a pair of wd 74 gb disks as my c: drive (also have a pair 500gb wd in a raid 1 array as well). I have just purchased windows 7 (64-bit) and a new intel 160gb ssd and want to upgrade to windows 7 on the ssd.

Btw i also have a full suit of adobe photoshop (cs4), lightroom (version 2), photoshop and premiere elements and on-one's plug-in suite 5 installed on the c: drive as well and would like to have them operational after upgrading to windows 7.


Posted On: 2010-05-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Hangs / Freezes While Transferring Files From Sata Drive To Raid 0

Windows 7 hangs/freezes while transferring files from my e drive (sata) to my c drive (raid 0 sata). Every time i try to move a large group of files, the copy process will lock up about 40 seconds in. I can move smaller groups of files, liek 100-200mb or less and everything works fine, but if i try to move a gigabyte or more, the system will freeze.

Motherboard: asus p5n-d 750i
Cpu: q6600
Os: windows 7 64bit
Ram: 8 gig's ddr2 800


Posted On: 2009-12-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

How To Completely Delete Raid?

Can somebody please tell me how i completely delete raid , because i have a built pc with win xp , intel motherboard d955xbk and pentium d with win xp pro with raid but its almost impossible to install win 7, so i decide to delete completely raid and then install win 7 in only one hard drive and then download intel matrix store manager to make my raid 0 from that program ( after the installation of win 7) i had tried to disable or delete raid but every time that i do it these ways , and reboot the system it say that there is not hard drives to install the os , i was wondering if there is a way to reset cmos or bios , i dont know , please help me

Posted On: 2010-03-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

How To Un-install Raid Setup?

How do i uninstall this raid setup? Intel hd security with win 7?On new computer, i was faced with essentially the following question: "do you want to install intel security to protect your hard drives?" How could i say no? There was no explanation but security is good, right? Intel (and amd) is good, right? Little did i know that security meant raid! Now i have two, 1tb hard drives in a raid. Another way of saying it is that i only have 1tb of storage that now appears on my computer. Is this accurate and more importantly is how do i uninstall this raid setup?

Posted On: 2010-08-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cannot Delete User Account That Was Setup On Laptop

I had a profile and user folder named user 117 on my computer when i bought it and set up all of my setting under this profile. I then changed the profile name to "chad". I went in and tried to delete the folder for user117 and i could not. So i then went in and created a folder named "chad" and tried to delete the user117 folder and somehow wound up with a folder named "chad. User117-pc" i have tried many different methods to delete this folder (chad. User117-pc) and i get a message saying something to the effect of "cannot delete - file is in use". What can i do to get rid of this folder?

Posted On: 2010-01-14 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Hardware Raid 1 Setup After Win 7 Installed

Can hardware raid-1 be set up after windows 7 is installed? Our company recently purchased a new development machine that with dual sata drives that were supposed to be configured for raid-1 mirroring, but were instead set as ide. Embarrassingly, we didn't notice until after we had installed and updated all of our development tools, etc.

I have since set up the second drive as a mirrored volume using the disk management utility, which will be fine if it is our only sensible option, but if there is a straightforward way we can set up hardware raid 1, that would be preferable. In my search for an answer, i found a post by another user and what looks like an excellent solution. But when i try to use the repair option to add the drivers for my motherboard (intel dp35dp), the iastor drivers fail to install and windows won't boot until i revert my bios setting to "configure sata as raid" back to ". As ide".


Posted On: 2010-05-10 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Remove Drive From Raid / Change Sata Mode From Raid To Ahci

Remove a drive from raid then change sata mode from raid to ahci, situation: i have 3 physical hdds: 1 ssd and 2 identical mechanical drives. The ssd stores the win 7 x64 pro installation while the mechanical drives, in raid 1, store data. The sata mode is set to raid at the moment. I want to remove a mechanical hard drive, thus, breaking the raid. Using the intel raid manager interface, i think i will still have all the data on the 2 mechanical hard drives.

Then, i will want to change the sata mode to ahci (1) because i will no longer have a raid (2) i want to enable trim for my ssd. Questions: how will changing sata mode to ahci affect my os installation? Should i change the mode before or after i remove a raid member? Will i have to reinstall windows?


Posted On: 2010-06-19 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Driver Issue With Scsi Drive Array

Upgrading from vista sp2 to windows 7 home premium. Installation won't proceed due to driver issue with scsi drive array. I cannot proceed with the installation. The installation error message tells me. For these items, make the following changes:

Install updated drivers for the following devices. Open control panel and search for "update device drivers". Disk drives: compaq scsi drive array. I have a hp 1719n desktop computer. I updated the bios. I have gone to the device manager and that item is not that there. There are no drivers with anything like that for a description. Any suggestions?


Posted On: 2009-10-25 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Copy Raid Drive To Another Raid Drive

I've been running 2 seagate barracuda 500 gig hdd in raid1. I recently purchased 2 wd cavier green 2tb hdd that i want to run in raid5. I have backed up all my information from my existing drive to my external and create the back up boot cd. When i go to restore the information to the new raid array i get a error message (think it was 0x80042414). I tried then to just reinstall windows 7. Problem 2 happens. It will see the 3. 6tb hdd and will partition only 2tb of the disk space even though it was specified for 3. 6tb. Even still with the 2tb drive the install fails (don't have the error code).
How can i get the drive copied to my new array?


Posted On: 2010-05-16 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

Cannot Delete Files

I just moved from a computer with vista to one with windows 7 (64-bit). In doing, i saved a bunch of emails on the old computer as files, then copied them (over a wireless network) to the new computer. The browser was firefox; the files are . Eml filetype. Now, i want to delete some.

I can't delete the individual files: 'delete' doesn't appear in the context menu, and i can't drag them to the recycle bin. However, i think i can delete the entire folder: 'delete' is in the folder's context menu, whether the folder is in the left or main pane. But i don't want to delete the entire folder.

Now this is what i really don't understand. I go the folder's properties, uncheck the read-only box (it's not checked, but solid color), hit 'apply' and 'ok, " i get a window and it's running through all the files. But when i go back to the folder's properties, the box is filled in again. The read-only box for the files is unchecked, but i still can't delete then.

I ran windows explorer as administrator, but it doesn't seem to matter. The 'full control' box is checked in properties. Details.

I even added a "no need to keep" subfolder. I can copy the . Eml files i no longer want to that folder, but not move them, which is what i want to do (to clean out the folder).

What should i do?


Posted On: 2010-02-07 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Ok To Delete Update Files?

My son has deleted many files that look to be windows nt updates. I put them in my recycle bin. They are clogging up my space and i was wondering if anything that has a name such as $ntuninstallb932716-v2$ is o. K. To delete without having problems? I have windows home edition 2002.

Posted On: 2010-05-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Duplicate Files Will Not Delete

When i upgraded to windows 7 everything on my computer duplicated once or twice. I have done an inventory and am trying to delete the duplicate files. I select files and then either hit the "delete" key or do a right click and choose "delete. "

However. After i do this process for a few files my computer will no longer do this. After selecting the files to delete i press the "delete" key or right click to reveal the list with "delete" and neither works. The delete key does nothing and the right click does not bring up the menu with delete in it.

The only thing that helps (sometimes) is for me to close the "inventory" and re-open it. Then i have to re-sort the list to show the duplicate files and try to delete them. Sometimes this works and sometimes it doesn't. When it doesn't i have to close the file and re-open it again. Or turn off my computer and restart it. After deleting a few files it stops working again. L

Deleting all of the duplicate files on my computer is going to take me weeks. Doing when the delete key or delete menu doesn't work could take me forever.

Can anybody help  with this?


Posted On: 2010-02-17 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

How To Delete Windows.old Files?

I recently bought an acer aspire 5536 laptop with vista and i upgraded it to windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
Because i did not format first i am left with windows. Old files, i manged to delete the program files from windows. Old by taking ownership but i cannot delete the windows. Old file itself, i have seen suggestions of doing a disk cleanup but this does not work for me as i cannot see the windows. Old file
Does anyone know of a way of deleting windows. Old please before i have to do a format?


Posted On: 2010-01-13 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Cannot Delete Folder With Files In It

Every time i try to delete a folder with files in it i get "you need permission to perform this action". I used a fresh install on win7, it's the 64-bit version, professional. This happens anytime i try to delete folders with something in them. I made the folders, so i can't see that it's a permission thing. As well, i can go into the folder and just delete the files, and when that is done, i can delete the folder, which means to me that the files were not in use. Suggestions?

Posted On: 2010-03-12 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

How To Delete Temporary Internet Files?

Temporary internet files question i open up internet explorer, click on tools, internet options. Under general tab i click on settings under browsing history. This takes me to window temporary internet files and browsing history . Here i click on view files. This opens a window with "many"favicons for sites i’ve visited plus some other things. It looks like all this takes up lots of space so i tried deleting one of the favicons by right clicking on the link & clicking delete, but nothing happened. Should i try to get rid of all this & if so, how?  I have already deleted temporary internet files & browsing history.

Posted On: 2010-08-03 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Unable To Move / Delete / Rename Files

It's a simple problem but i cant find any solution. I dl a video from youtube (the 'guide' i followed http://www.Youtube.com/watch?V=q-c5ldefcxa) and now i have some files with the size 0 bytes on my desktop that i cant move, delete or rename. I've tried delete, shift+delete, drag and drop in the trash, deleting using cmd. The feedback is that my comp is unable to find the files.
I downloaded a program that delete files at boot (gipo@moveonboot) but it returns with 'access denied' when i select the files.

I've also tried to create a new file with the exact name and when i do it 'disappears' into the file i want to delete, but when i drop the file it is deleted and the original file remains (when i rename the file theres no warning that it's the same name as another file). I'm out of ideas to approach this problem so please help me! Running w7 home premium on a dell studio 15 (don't think it matter but anyway. )

Ps. The files is just annoying and not dangerous in any way, also the ending is just a '. ' 'example. Flv. ' ds.


Posted On: 2010-04-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Softwaredistribution.old - Is It Safe To Delete Files And Folder ?

Is it safe to delete files and folder of softwaredistribution. Old? Recently i my muweb and wuwebcontrol was damage and i try to find a solution to fix it then i read some forums in microsoft that you can fix this if you try to rename the softwaredistribution to softwaredistribution. Old then go to windows/system32/muweb.dll then delete the muweb.dll and wuweb but my automatic updates not runs even i try to choose the automatic updates. After that i try to download the microsoftfixit50203 and install it to solve the automatic updates problems. But the automatic updates didn't run. I open the windows/softwaredistribution why the softwaredistribution. Old still in there?Now i have two folders naming softwaredistribution and softwaredistribution. Old in c://windows is it good to my computer having duplicate folder but different files inside because the other one is new?

Posted On: 2010-02-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Win7 Gave Me Bad Information Concerning Files To Delete

I tried to install windows 7 on my desktop computer. I am upgrading from vista, using the 32 bit disk. Windows ran the compatibility program and came back with information concerning items i needed to uninstall in order for the procedure to go smoothly. I did what i was advised to do and now the program can't install because it can't get online. One of the items it told me to uninstall was the google tool bar, one was hardware diagnostic tools, one was intellitype and one was commodo internet security. Obviously one of them, (or all) facilitated getting online. Help, help, help.

Posted On: 2010-03-07 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Administrator Password Required To Delete Win 7 Old Files

When i attempt to delete the "old'files i receive a notice saying administrator authorization required. There is no option but either 'try again' same results or 'quit'. I have read a couple of items here on the subject but not on actually deleting the file. I need the space back on c drive. The files are also to large for the recycle bin. Do you have to delete a few hundred at a time. As i have been working on the laptop it seems like some of the files are still being used rather than they have become redundant, that so?

Posted On: 2010-01-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .