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Windows 8 RAID Install - can't see hard disk


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#1
Hey,

I am trying to install windows 8 with my bios set to RAID mode however the hard drives are not showing when going through the installation options.

From googling it seems that I need to load the hard drive or raid drivers during the installation but how ?

is there a exe that needs to run or is there a specific driver file that I need to browse to before rescanning for hard drives again ?

My name is the HP Elitebook 840 G1.

Thanks

Scott
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP
    CPU
    Intel Core i7
    Memory
    12GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 840M 2GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio (Beats Audio)
    Screen Resolution
    1080P
    Hard Drives
    1GB hybrid HHD
    Internet Speed
    152MB
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows 8 standard
#2
Yes, you have to load RAID with the OS. Then you have to create the RAID sets from 2 or more drives. I THINK you can load IRST RAID program AFTER the OS is loaded but that isn't the way I did it so have no experience of that route.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    7 Pro & 8.1 Pro & 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Self Built & self built
    CPU
    i7 870 & i7 4771 & i7 HP Laptop
    Motherboard
    GA-P55A-UD7 & Asus Z87 Deluxe/Dual
    Memory
    8Gb & 16Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD5770 & None
    Sound Card
    inbuilt & inbuilt
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32' LED TV
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080
    Hard Drives
    About 40Tb
    PSU
    Antec TP-750C & Ditto
    Case
    Antec DF-85 & Antec Nineteen Hundred
    Cooling
    7 fans & 6 fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX5500 Combo
    Mouse
    Logitech MX5500 Combo
    Internet Speed
    Naked DSL
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    AVG