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Old 03-31-2009
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Vista won't install

I've built my own system using a Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6, Intel Q9550, 4G
Mushkin RAM, Radeon 4870, 3 Seagate 250 G in RAID 5 and and LG DVD
burner. Initially everything went fine. After I was up and running I
installed a wireless adapter. My system became very unstable and I made
things worse by trying to uninstalling the wireless software. So I
decided to do a clean install of Vista. When I got to the expanding
files part of the install I got a BSOD. Error message was
IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. I undid my RAID with one hard drive and only
made it to Vista having my select my hard drive and the error was
something about my system not supporting the drive as a boot device. So
is this a Vista problem or hardware. My mobo has diagnostic LEDs and the
one for the SATA ports is lighting during POST indicating a problem. But
I don't know why the hard drive controller would even show the drives in
BIOSif there was a problem. Speaking of BIOS, I've checked my setting
there several times. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks


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