I'm not able to install Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 on this board (BSOD 7B). I know it's not supported by Intel but have read most people don't have any problems running this OS. I was able to install XP Professional, although I had to set SATA in bios to IDE instead of the intended RAID... Now this leaves me with 2 problems:
1. After installing the latest drivers for the graphic drivers, and rebooting, it won't go past the XP splash screen and my monitor says "No Signal". I have checked the bios and the video settings are set to the Intel onboard chip.
2. Is it possible when I have Win XP running, to update the raid drivers and then try to install WS 2003 R2 x64, or should I embed the drivers in the OS? And what drivers should I use if I do so, since there's no driver support for WS.
Thanks in advance,
The reason that you cant install the operating system on a RAID is because an incompatibility issue of USB Floppies Drives and the operating system.
This issue affect to both Windows XP and Server 2003 - This is a Microsoft issue not a hardware issue.
The quickest and easiest way to install the operating system on a RAID is slipstreaming the drivers into the installation CD. This utility is Free to download
And some guidance from Intel Web site.