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RAID Expert needed-Need IDE HDD to SATA after mobo crash

Ok here goes. I have tried everything thing I know from True Image to new mobo, PSU, RAM, CPU etc. Even got a new SATA HDD to image over and it didn't work either. Originally I had a Epox 8KTA3+ motherboard with RAID 1 and 2 80 GB Western Digitals. They are working fine, I can access them through a USB on 2.0 but need them to boot up on the new mobo if possible so I don't have to migrate to Vista just yet. My new mobo is a Gigabyte GA-MA7GM-S2H. It has RAID on board with SATA too but not working right with these old HDD's. Any suggestions would be apprecaited.

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Did you...

In reply to: RAID Expert needed-Need IDE HDD to SATA after mobo crash

Try the old method of install the OS proper then installing your applications and finally your files from backup?

Changing an existing Windows installation from motherboard to motherboard is not a sure thing. Why not do this proper?

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thanks but I know that

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Really would like some expert advice on keeping the HDD's the way they are. I know I can rebuild but don't have the time, or want to. Furthermore, I want to try to wait on a complete rebuild when I'm ready to move to Vista, not now! Thanks for your input though.

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What would make me an expert?

In reply to: thanks but I know that

I know about the XP SP2 REPAIR INSTALL (see google) where I can press the f6 button at the right time to install the needed raid or sata drivers but I don't duplicate web pages about that. Tell me you have looked into that.

We also have a dead end issue which is where the RAID is setup via some onboard BIOS. These are usually incompatible from board to board so any expert will point that out to you and suggest we look again at our disaster recovery plans.


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