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Win7 Can't Recognize Driver For Raid C: Drive


I am trying to upgrade from windows xp professional (32 bit) to windows 7. The installation stalls when it asks for a cd or dvd with the drivers used by my ati 1x2 mirror/raid1 scsi disk device. I tried to get it to recognize the drivers already installed on the machine. It won't, it keeps insisting on a cd or dvd. I copied the correct drivers from the xp windows/system 32 using the file identities in "hardware" under windows system to a dvd. No dice.

I downloaded the drivers from hp (the pc is a compaq/hp machine) and installed them on the dvd. Still doesn't work. Now what do i do. If i format the drive and start afresh, the upgrade disc won't find my xp system, and may not up grade. Windows claims that my machine is windows 7 ready.


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