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ajm786
09-18-07, 08:00 AM
I am trying to install Windows Vista Ultimate x64 on a hard drive attached to my HighPoint RocketRAID 2300. I downloaded the drivers from their website for Windows Vista, both the 32bit and the 64bit drivers, and saved them to my USB flash drive.

When the Vista installation starts up, I click on Load Driver so that the installation could find the RAID card, and, subsequently, the hard drive. Here is where the problem lies. Vista setup will NOT recognize anything if I choose the x64 drivers for my RAID card, but WILL recognize the card if I choose the x32 drivers!!! What ends up happening, obviously, is that Vista proceeds to install, but on the very first reboot, crashes with a BSOD; you can't run 32bit drivers on a 64bit installation.

So bottom line is that a Vista x64 installation will not recognize 64bit drivers for my RAID card, but only 32bit drivers.

What am I doing wrong? Can anyone help me with this? It's been driving me crazy all night.

Thanks for all your help.