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You certainly do not need a floppy for anything for Areca drivers unless you are using an Areca connected drive or array to boot from.
If you have already built the array using the web browser tool, the next steps are from Windows:
- Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Computer Management / Disk Management:
* Initialize Disk (use GPT)
* Right-click on the new partition and format the Volume
Thanks for your help Jim but I'm lost. I built the array using the bios like menu you get after pressing tab before boot. I've downloaded and isntalled ARCHTTP and CLI but I'm unsure how to use them. The disk is not showing up in disk management.
You may want to get some IT help here, as you do sound a bit overwhelmed here. Configuring a hardware RAID controller is not trivial for anyone's card if you have never done anything like this before. There are a lot of potential settings along the way!
I've never used CLI (command line interface) and you probably do not want to either for a Win7 PC.
For the web browser tool, start programs / MRAID / ARCHTTP / ArcHTTPGUI
Then, click once on "controller" and press the launch browser button to start the web-interface tool
Yes, I am ovewhelmed. I have launched ArcHttpSrvGUI which launches a tray icon. I have double clicked that to start the web interface tool. Where do I go from here?
Are controllers meant to appear as part of the tree?
Thanks for your help. I finally got it. The drivers weren't installed correctly. Reinstalled using device manager, now working.