Raid 0 Migrating – RAID mode in BIOS causes BSOD

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Blue Screen of Death
BSOD
Dell XPS 420
Intel Matrix Storage Manager
RAID
RAID 0
RAID Array
RAID configuration
Vista
Vista compatibility
Windows Vista
Windows Vista 64-bit
I have a Dell xps 420 that came with Vista 32 bit. I have switched over to Vista 64 bit (and as far as I can tell updated all my drivers). I want to run raid 0. I would like to use the Migrating feture and avoid having to do a fresh re-install. The issue I am having is every time I enable raid mode in the BIOS, Windows blue screens on boot up. I have used raid 0 with the 32 bit vershion before. One thing I think may be causing this but not sure what to do to fix it is since installing the 64 bit vershion I am not able to install "Intel Matrix Storage Manager" I get the error "This computer dose not meet the minimum requirements for installing this software" this program is listed on dells website as being for dell xps 420 with vista 32 bit or 64 bit. I have the Intel ICH9R chip set could the drivers be wroung for it? I tryed to fined updated drivers on dells site for it and intel and saw nothing.. the driver vershion I have installed for the ICH9R is 6.0.6001.18000 more info on my system: OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Ultimate Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001 Other OS Description Not Available OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation System Name TRAVISTA-PC System Manufacturer Dell Inc. System Model Dell XPS420 System Type x64-based PC Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, 2394 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s) BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A06, 6/23/2008 SMBIOS Version 2.5 Windows Directory C:Windows System Directory C:Windowssystem32 Boot Device DeviceHarddiskVolume1 Locale United States Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6001.18000" User Name TraVista-PCTraVista Time Zone Mountain Standard Time Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB Total Physical Memory 1.93 GB Available Physical Memory 4.49 GB Total Virtual Memory 12.0 GB Available Virtual Memory 10.5 GB Page File Space 6.23 GB Page File C:pagefile.sys [Conflicts/Sharing] Resource Device I/O Port 0x00000000-0x00000CF7 PCI bus I/O Port 0x00000000-0x00000CF7 Direct memory access controller IRQ 20 Intel(R) ICH9 4 port Serial ATA Storage Controller 1 - 2920 IRQ 20 Intel(R) ICH9 2 port Serial ATA Storage Controller 2 - 2926 Memory Address 0xF4000000-0xFBBFFFFF Intel(R) 82801 PCI Bridge - 244E Memory Address 0xF4000000-0xFBBFFFFF Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1600 NTSC/ATSC/QAM Combo I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF Intel(R) X38 Express Chipset PCI Express Root Port - 29E1 I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF ATI Radeon HD 4670 IRQ 22 Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2939 IRQ 22 Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 293C IRQ 23 Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2934 IRQ 23 Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 293A IRQ 16 Intel(R) X38 Express Chipset PCI Express Root Port - 29E1 IRQ 16 PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge IRQ 16 Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2937 IRQ 16 High Definition Audio Controller IRQ 16 Intel(R) ICH9 Family PCI Express Root Port 1 - 2940 IRQ 16 Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1600 NTSC/ATSC/QAM Combo IRQ 17 High Definition Audio Controller IRQ 17 Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2938 IRQ 17 Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2935 IRQ 17 Conexant D850 56K V.90 DFVc Modem Thanks for any help anyone can provide.
ASKED: February 14, 2009  4:58 PM
UPDATED: February 16, 2009  3:50 PM

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You are getting a blue screen because the raid controller is not 64bit compatible. This is installed when you install windows and press F6 to install additional drivers at the beginning.

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  • Williamsson
    Now that I have windows installed, can I add the 64 bit raid controller and use the Migrating feture to set up raid 0 without having to start over? And were do I get the raid controller ?
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