08-03-2011 01:07 AM
I installed Windows 7 64 bit by providing the Marvell RAID driver downloaded from http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-73716. The installation goes fine, when the computer restarts, the windows 7 logo flashes and then immediately the blue screen comes and then the computer restarts. This continues repeatedly.
I checked the Raid, we have one array with Raid 0 configuration. I could not find out why the OS installation goes fine but it fails to restart
Kindly provide some technical input.
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08-03-2011 01:31 PM
Can you give more description on your RAID? How many drives, what type, where are they connected? Are these the only drives in the system?
Also, have you changed any other settings in BIOS, especially after installing the OS the first time?
08-04-2011 01:24 AM
Marvell 88SE63xx/64xx Adapter - BIOS version 188.8.131.52
We have configured two 1 TB HDD with RAID 0
SAS/ SATA Drive Setup
ICH Sata -> Enabled
Sata Disk Pre-Delay -> Automatic
SATA Controller Mode Option -> Compatible
SATA Mode Selection -> ACHI
eSATA Port -> Disabled
Marvell SATA / SAS Controller -> Enabled
SAS/ SATA Option ROM Scan -> Enabled
1. IDE CD : TSST Corp CDDVDW
2. PCI SCSI : Marvell RGIS [Raid 0]
3. PCI BEV : MBA V11.4.1 Slot 0500
I didn't change the BIOS Setuo after OS installation, Even now when i Install the OS, the installation goes successful, but fails to restart. I tried to Setup up VISTA 64 bit it is the Same. I am sure there is something i am doing wrong.
Awaiting your support to proceed further.
08-08-2011 10:50 AM
After double checking the link you provided....I'm confused on your setup. Can you reiterate which drives you have in the system and which ports they are connected to?
For a D20, you should have all HDDs attached to the blue ports. These ports route directly back to the Marvell controller. Then during the OS install, you need to supply the Marvell driver (not the Intel RAID driver that you specified in your link).
The only reason you would supply the drive you listed in your link is if you're attempting to run HDDs off the black ports on the system. This will work (but is not supported) for regualar HDDs in a non-RAID config. The D20 utilizes the ICH10, not the ICH10R, so there is no way to utilize RAID off these ports. The black ports are intended for ODD use only.
So I'm guessing you either have drives connected incorrectly, or you were attempting to provide the incorrect driver during the OS installation.