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Old 03-05-2010, 09:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Installing Raid card w/o windows?

Just ordered a EVGA x58 SLI LE motherboard and i didnt notice form the specs that it doesnt have any IDE readers. i have sata hdd's but no sata dvd drives (which i need to install the os). i have a VIA vt6421a raid controller card that has an ide reader and my question is will i be able to install it somehow through bios? in other words without an os. thanks in adavnce any help would be greatly appreciated

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If the controller supports booting and removable devices, and it probably does both, then yes.


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i was unable to install it using that method. i also tried installing windows from a external hdd but i wasnt able to successfully install it so i ended up installing windows 7 on my last mobo and right before the first boot i switched it over to my new system and it worked without a flaw.i was very surprised because my last system was extremely outdated. nevertheless i appreciate your help thanks
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