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Hey everyone,

Have any of you successfully installed Windows 8 with UEFI on a RevoDrive X2 (PCI-E express card)?

Any suggestions?


It starts the installation just fine for the RevoDrive X2 after loading it's drivers, but on first restart it...:

  • No boot drive found.
  • Manually select to boot from the RevoDrive from the boot menu (F11), and it just restarts the installation again from scratch.

It installs and runs just fine with legacy BIOS (MBR) for the RevoDrive X2.

It also installs and runs just fine with UEFI on an internal SATA2 HDD.


Things I've done:

  • Bootable Windows 8 USB formatted as FAT32 w/EFI folder in it
  • Enabled wake on PCI-E/PCM in UEFI
  • Booting from USB from boot menu (F11) and not set to always boot from USB.
 
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Sound like a test, I done with old P4 with no Sata ports with Windows 8 DP.
Used a Raid card for Sata,load drivers in setup, started install, at first reboot, went to a reboot loop.
 

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Just done a quick install on Raid PCI-E express card & a Sata HD Drive, No Boot.
 

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It's not looking good for UEFI and PCI-E cards.
 

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Windows 7 just restarted, No Boot.
 

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That what I was thinking as well, but it would still be faster to still just use the PCI-E with legacy BIOS than a HDD with UEFI.

I may get a new SSD to use with UEFI since the newer ones have the same read/write speeds. The only one I got left is an old 50 GB OCZ Vertex 2.
 

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That card is big money, check over here about £700.
 

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Just a quick thought since I do not have any drives like that, is my system has a setting for booting PCIe OpRoms. You might check yours for such a thing. Mine (ASUS) is under the CSM (Compatibility Support Module) in the Boot section.

But if secure boot is involved, it might also be interfering.

When you restart where it tells you to, does a Boot Manager show up for the drive? Have you tried removing the install media?

The Download makes a good USB flash drive for UEFI. The .iso file is not UEFI compatible. A hard copy DVD from Microsoft does boot into UEFI....just some info in case...
 

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Just a quick thought since I do not have any drives like that, is my system has a setting for booting PCIe OpRoms. You might check yours for such a thing. Mine (ASUS) is under the CSM (Compatibility Support Module) in the Boot section.

But if secure boot is involved, it might also be interfering.

When you restart where it tells you to, does a Boot Manager show up for the drive? Have you tried removing the install media?

The Download makes a good USB flash drive for UEFI. The .iso file is not UEFI compatible. A hard copy DVD from Microsoft does boot into UEFI....just some info in case...



Hello Saltgrass,

I believe using CSM would be the same as using legacy BIOS, but I'll give it a play to see what happens. Thank you.

Secure boot is not enabled.

The bootable USB is good to go. It works to have UEFI on the HDD. I basically just formatted the USB as FAT32, extracted the Windows 8 ISO to the USB, and marked the USB as active. The key is the "EFI" folder in the installation files. In the boot menu, you would select the "UEFI - name of USB" option. Works a treat.
 
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Secure boot is not enabled for now since it would prevent booting from the USB.

USB Pendrive should boot from One time boot menu, if formated to FAT32. with Secure Boot enable.
 

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Ooof, they have gone up in price. Mine's only a little 160GB model though.
 

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Just in case, you do not have another drive, internal or external, connected with a logical partition....?
 

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Just in case, you do not have another drive, internal or external, connected with a logical partition....?

Yes, keep getting OP's with problems with Logical Drives.


Saltgrass said:
Just a quick thought since I do not have any drives like that, is my system has a setting for booting PCIe OpRoms. You might check yours for such a thing. Mine (ASUS) is under the CSM (Compatibility Support Module) in the Boot section.

No option in my uEFI BIOS.


Saltgrass said:
The Download makes a good USB flash drive for UEFI. The .iso file is not UEFI compatible. A hard copy DVD from Microsoft does boot into UEFI....just some info in case...

That can be sorted with this app.

How to make the ISO the easy way.
by one of your top app makers SIW2.

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/12559-cant-find-option-burn-iso-disk.html#post138356
 

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Hey everyone,

Have any of you successfully installed Windows 8 with UEFI on a RevoDrive X2 (PCI-E express card)?

Any suggestions?
A wild stab!!! Do you have an onboard Intel controller set to RAID? I use an Asus P8P67 Deluxe (Rev 3) on which I dual boot Win7 Ult on SATA 3's (RAID 0) with Win7 Ult on a Revo X2 (RAID 0) (see my system specs). I got very lucky since this is what I wanted to do from square 1. My BIOS (which is a UEFI) number is 1503 (not that I think this number applies to you). This BIOS was the last on the Asus P8P67 Deluxe to allow booting from a Revo X2 with the onboard Intel controller set to RAID. Could a similar issue be affecting you? See this OCZ ink. Of course, you are dealing with Win8, while I dealt with Win7 in the context of the potential problem with your set up.

PS I would never dare to install Win8 on my set up. I'm pretty risk averse when it comes to really good things that are working very well.
:dinesh: And, I'm not that great at non-superficial computer things.
 
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Secure boot is not enabled for now since it would prevent booting from the USB.

USB Pendrive should boot from One time boot menu, if formated to FAT32. with Secure Boot enable.

Ooops, you're right. I was thinking of the "Fast Startup" option in UEFI that would prevent booting from USB instead. :eek:
 

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Secure boot is not enabled for now since it would prevent booting from the USB.

USB Pendrive should boot from One time boot menu, if formated to FAT32. with Secure Boot enable.

Ooops, you're right. I was thinking of the "Fast Startup" option in UEFI that would prevent booting from USB instead. :eek:

Yes, HD Drive only.
 

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Hey everyone,

Have any of you successfully installed Windows 8 with UEFI on a RevoDrive X2 (PCI-E express card)?

Any suggestions?
A wild stab!!! Do you have an onboard Intel controller set to RAID? I use an Asus P8P67 Deluxe (Rev 3) on which I dual boot Win7 Ult on SATA 3's (RAID 0) with Win7 Ult on a Revo X2 (RAID 0) (see my system specs). I got very lucky since this is what I wanted to do from square 1. My BIOS (which is a UEFI) number is 1503 (not that I think this number applies to you). This BIOS was the last on the Asus P8P67 Deluxe to allow booting from a Revo X2 with the onboard Intel controller set to RAID. Could a similar issue be affecting you? See this OCZ ink. Of course, you are dealing with Win8, while I dealt with Win7 in the context of the potential problem with your set up.

PS I would never dare to install Win8 on my set up. I'm pretty risk averse when it comes to really good things that are working very well.
:dinesh: And, I'm not that great at non-superficial computer things.

Hello znod,

Interesting. I'll have to play with that.

Did you setup the RAID for the Revo with the Intel controller or with the built-in Revo controller, or did you just enable Intel and still used the Revo controller?

Did you install Win7 as UEFI w/GPT or legacy BIOS w/MBR on the Revo?

For me the Revo works just fine installing Win8 using legacy BIOS w/MBR. It just will not continue installation after the first restart using UEFI w/GPT.
 

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    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
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    Browser
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    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
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