If your computer came with a RAID controller and you wish to use this type of configuration, you need to either set the BIOS correctly and/or install the proper RAID driver for Vista. For those who have setup RAID drivers before you are most likely familiar with the procedure. But or those who haven’t done this before, this is the basics of getting RAID to work for you.

  • First get into your bios. [Usually pressing F1, F2 or DEL keys] which is done during boot.
  • Then find an option for your hard drives to enable Raid.
  • Next boot your Windows Vista DVD.
  • Choose a language from the list provided.
  • Click the Install now button and enter your product key.
  • Choose the correct version of Vista that you are licensed for from the list and click to accept to the license agreement.
  • Now, on the “Which type of installation to you want to do” screen, choose custom install.
  • If Windows automatically detects your Raid controller you are good to go.
  • If your RAID controller is not detected you will need to go to you motherboard manufacturers website and download the driver to a usb thumb drive.
  • Start the Vista setup by clicking the “Load Driver” button in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • With your Raid controller recognized, click advanced drive options and choose your Raid configuration you would like.
  • Continue with the installation.

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