RAID 0 or RAID 1

By rmessier ·
I have an Intel MB that supports RAID configurations. I need some guidance on setting up RAID 0 and RAID 1. Is there any documentation available to do this? When I go to load the O/S XP PRO, I get a BSD. So I tried to disconnect one of the drives and load and still get the BSD. Is there instructions available where I can do this?


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Well if we knew which M'Board this was it would be easier

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to RAID 0 or RAID 1

But with XP you need to Press the F6 Key when the first blue screen appears and then when prompted insert a Floppy with the RAID Drivers copied to it's Root and press Enter. This will load the RAID Drivers and allow you to configure as required.

If you don't have a Floppy Drive available or do not want to fit one temporally you can Slipstream the RAID Drivers to the Install Disc with a Product like nLite available here


Just be sure to read the Directions for use here


Or you can follow the directions in this TR Article here


Download the same Article from here as a PDF File.


Once you have the RAID Drivers loaded and they have to be XP Drivers it is just a matter of following the prompts.


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boot loadable drivers

by jdclyde In reply to RAID 0 or RAID 1

at boot time, you need to have the raid driver before you can install the os.

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by balge In reply to RAID 0 or RAID 1

good intro to RAID here -


first thing is decide which type you need (if any)
if you need help with stop errors it helps to include the the stop error number...and hardware as mentioned

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IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL with BIOS 79 or later

by rmessier In reply to RAID 0 or RAID 1

I finally found the answer to my dilema! Below is what I had to do to get it to work...
Microsoft* Windows may blue-screen with the error message IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL when the installation media does not include an integrated service pack.

Starting with BIOS 79, support for enhanced sleep states was added, which relies on code found in the service packs as listed below.

* Windows Server* 2003 32-bit and 64-bit requires Service Pack 1
* Microsoft* Small Business Server 2003 requires Service Pack 1
* Windows* XP 32-bit requires Service Pack 2


1. Temporarily disable BIOS setting
1. BIOS > Advanced > Processor > Configuration, and Disable 'Core Multi-Processing'
2. Install core OS, then install service packs
3. Re-enable 'Core Multi-Processing'
2. Install with media that includes the integrated service pack (slipstreamed)

Note: Microsoft* Windows 2003 Release 2 is not affected with this issue.

THANK YOU TO ALL that responded.

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Wouldn't it just have been easier to

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL wi ...

Make a Slipstreamed Install Disc with SP2 included?

You can make your own Slipstreamed Install Disc by either following the directions here


Download the article from here


or use products like nLite for XP and 2003


to do this quite easily without all of the above messing around.


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