Vista Premium 32 bit (lates updates including SP1)
Intel DG965WH motherboard (latest BIOS) (supports SATAII 3GB)
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Proccessor
4 Gig of DDR2 RAM (only sees about 3.3Gig)
Seagate SATA 160GB HD (SATA 0) (original boot drive in IDE configuration when Vista installed)
Nvidia Geforce 7600 GS video card (updated drivers)
Here is what I was trying to do; I bought 2 500GB Western Digital Caviar SE16 SATAII hard drives. They seemed to install just fine but for the fact that they did not show up in the Computer list. They are on SATA 1 & 3 ( I skipped 2 without knowing it) I went into the BIOS and set the drives to RAID. During reboot I hit the CTRL+I to get into the RAID configuration where I created 1 RAID1 500GB drive.
I tried to run the "Data Lifeguard Tools" (before even getting into the BIOS) from the WD DVD but it does not run in Vista (the box even has a "Works with windows Vista" sticker on it!).
The system will NOT start in this configuration. Putting the BIOS back into IDE gets me running again but I still can't see the 2 new drives.
Does anyone have any ideas? I'm beginning to think I need to reinstall Vista with the BIOS set to RAID from the get go? That doesn't make alot of sence to me but I've tried just about everything else I can think of. WD support web page is all but usless in this case. The only software they offer for Vista just confirms that I have 2 correctly installed 500GB drives in my system! I have even messed with the Computer Management tool to try to get these discs to do SOMETHING!!!
Help a guy out eh?