Problem with Windows XP 64-bit and mirrors RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have tried several ways to boot my server with SATA-only interfaces in RAID/AHCI mode on Windows XP 64-bit OS.  I get the BSOD crash with error 7B everytime.

    Here is what I've tried:

    1.  Bypass the AHCI check with Windows setup and hitting F7 instead.
    2.  Placing the ahci drivers on a USB memory stick and by using F6 to load the additional drivers.
    3.  Slipstreamed the drivers with SP2 into a new installation DVD.

    Eventually, I installed Windows onto my SATA drives with ISA mode set in the BIOS.  Now I would like to mirror the primary disk onto a secondary disk which is identical to the primary, but the 'Add mirror' option in the Disk Management utility is greyed out.  How broken is XP x64 really?

    Ideally, I would like for the hardware raid to work, but if XP x64 is so crippled, can someone tell me how to get the Windows mirroring to work?


    PS.  Motherboard is a MSI 970A-G46 annd CPU is AMD FX-6200 with 8Gb memory.

    Tuesday, December 4, 2012 11:32 PM