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Z87 chipset RAID 5 setup on Windows 8.1(x64 ) Constant reboots.

I have an HP pc with the Intel Z87 chipset on which I am trying to seup a RAID5 system.

This consist of three OCZ vertex SSDs and a fresh install of Windows 8.1 ( Directly downloaded from microsoft).

The issue is that the system constantly reboots. One of the issue is that after a few restarts the RST seems to think that the volume is not a system volume. Also the volume seems to need constant rebuilds. and when ever the RST application is clicked on the system constantly reboots.

I have tried installing windows using just the windwos disk ( with bundled RAID drivers) as well as installing drivers using additional drivers ( additional drivers ( 12.9.0.1001) x64 version ( https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=23496&ProdId=2101&lang=eng&OSVersion... https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=23496&ProdId=2101&lang=eng&OSVersion... ) option seems worse).

Some more details are found on this thread ( http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware/HP-Envy-RAID-5-Intel-Z87-chipset-computer-shuts-down/m... M82038 http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware/HP-Envy-RAID-5-Intel-Z87-chipset-computer-shuts-down/m... M82038 ).

All the disks show normal status and after a rebuild the Volume is also normalised.

At this point first thing I want to know if this *should* work? and then If I am doing something incorrect or is something broken?

the last time I reinstalled windows, the install order has been ,

-- enable RAID in BIOS.

-- Add members to RAID and setup RAID5 as type (64kb strip size ) in Intel firmware utility.

-- make a fresh USB drive.

-- boot from the drive and when asked add the Intel drivers ( fromerly known as F6 drivers ).

-- Install chipset drivers after windows install. ( 10.0.13 I think )

-- Install ME driver.dont recall what version, but i believe it was the latest available.)

-- Install Intel RST software ( 12.9.0.1001 , have tried 12.8.0.1016 previosly ).

reboot.

Windows updates for critical updates.

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Thanks for joining the Intel chipset community.

I was not aware about Windows 7 or Windows 8 not supporting RAID 5 in boot volumes.

I had have RAID 5 volumes setup as boot volumes previously under win7-8.

You may need to check with Microsoft* and get a confirmation that their inbox driver should work.

As far as Intel support, this should work just fine.

Please try updating BIOS, and make sure it contains latest Option ROM update for your system model.

Allan.

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I have tried both the Microsoft Native built in drivers and also tried installing using the F6 optional loaded drivers with the same result ( sort of ). You mentioned that you have tried RAID 5 on windows 7 & 8, by any chance are yopu able to confirm that it also works on Windows 8.1?

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Employee
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Yes, on Windows 8.1 is same thing. No problems creating RAID 5.

Allan.

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Thank you, Have a good day.

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