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Restore issue
My main disk died. I replaced it with two drives configured as a raid0. I attempted to use the complete computer restore from the Windows Vista 64(ultimate) installation disk. However, the raid drive was not recognized.
The backup (on a different drive) was found and labeled as c: but there was no way to direct the restore to go from the backup drive to the new raid.

I installed Windows on the raid thinking that I could do the restore after the OS was loaded. No problem loading the OS onto the raid but it could not find the backup file(s) on the old secondary drive. Is there any way to force restore to look for these files?

The MB is an ASUS M2n32-SLI Deluxe with the Sil3132 disk drive controller turrned off to force use of the Nvidia controller. The BIOS is set for Raid with SATA 0 and SATA1 as members of the raid.

Also I should mention that Windows(new load) shows the raid as a SCSi drive--is this correct?

Any assistance will be appreciated.
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Re: Restore issue
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My main disk died. I replaced it with two drives configured as a raid0. I attempted to use the complete computer restore from the Windows Vista 64(ultimate) installation disk. However, the raid drive was not recognized.
The backup (on a different drive) was found and labeled as c: but there was no way to direct the restore to go from the backup drive to the new raid.

I installed Windows on the raid thinking that I could do the restore after the OS was loaded. No problem loading the OS onto the raid but it could not find the backup file(s) on the old secondary drive. Is there any way to force restore to look for these files?

The MB is an ASUS M2n32-SLI Deluxe with the Sil3132 disk drive controller turrned off to force use of the Nvidia controller. The BIOS is set for Raid with SATA 0 and SATA1 as members of the raid.

Also I should mention that Windows(new load) shows the raid as a SCSi drive--is this correct?

Any assistance will be appreciated.
What did you use to configure the raid? Is it in the bios on the motherboard? It sounds like something isn't quite right with your raid setup, because it should't be showing up as SCSI. SCSI is another interface, like SATA and IDE, but not one that is commonly used on consumer desktops. My guess is that either you configured the raid incorrectly, or you need to update the drivers for the motherboard chipset.
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Re: Restore issue
I abandoned the raid as the problem was with the restore function. The configuration to be restored did not include a raid and the old disk control set up had to be used and it did not recognize the raid. An additional problem, solved, was that the image copy of Vista on the distribution disk would not let me change the logical assignment of the disk. It wanted to name by backup disk as c: and that would not permit me to change so that the backup could be restored on a new "C:" drive. The total system retore function could be better. I will use a thired part backup in the future.
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Makes sense to me, those programs can be finicky.
I've had problems with windows backup before too, lost everything to a backup file of an XP system getting corrupted.
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