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[Xi 2528] & Windows 7  Topic is solved

Postby Carlos » Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:52 pm

Hi guys,
Got mi 2528 since last august, and had not too much bad experiences with it, usual ones, (short batteries time, ocassional lags & one or two dark screens, same as the rest of the 2528 users under the infamous Vista)
Last weekend decided to upgrade to the new Seven, and appart from some minor incompatibilities solved, I can assure it works fine.

Maybe a little "upgrading list" can help others:
On older Amilos under xp, no other way than recompile the XP CD with nLite to add SATA drivers, a real pain, but this new W7 seems to be a little less dumber than his little brothers...
- Even if the most difficult part was to make it recognize SATA drives, (because you can't switch the W7 & Amilo DVD on the fly, it don't work), finally copied the drivers to an USB stick, (tried first original Intel_Matrix_Storage_Driver_(SATA)_8.2.0.1001.zip and No way, it refused to install for some obscure compatibility issue, so tried one of JMicron ones,(JMB36X_WinDrv_R1.17.37WHQL.zip & JMB36X_WinDrv_R1.17.38WHQL.zip) % succeded with the 17.38
Just boot from burned Windows 7 dvd (you can still download the Windows 7 build 7077x86 from the Microsoft site or somewere out trere else & ask Billy Gates for the FREE activation license for 1 year, till april/2010)
- When it asks for drive where to install (it won't recognize them on the fly, but it's smart enough to allow you to select a BROWSE button) on which you can point to one of the 3 usb ports on the Amilo... and just point to one of the JMicron drivers that's all...
- Last, once the W7 finishes it's job, switch out DVD & insert AMILO DRIVERS DVD, let it do the job, automatically detect all hardware, & some minor manual configuration, that's all...
Hope it helps
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Re: [Xi 2528] & Windows 7

Postby Carlos » Sun May 17, 2009 7:35 pm

By the way, I updated the bios with the FJS site's one & things really fired up, maybe it's an illusion, but I feel the machine a bit quicker (can't be sure but about 20% faster than it was under vista)
hope it helps others.
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Re: [Xi 2528] & Windows 7

Postby buzznutsgrande » Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:39 pm

hello sergio I to have an amiloxi2528 and I too have had really bi problems with vista I have bought windows 7 home premium 64bit and I have the same problem with the sata drive can you recomend a site for the jmicron driver asap I'm realllu f*******************edup and could throw this machine through the window
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Re: [Xi 2528] & Windows 7

Postby kewi » Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:57 pm

Well, guess there will be flying Xi2528's everywhere. Mine is soon through the window to.

I have managed to install W7 x64 with help JMicron drivers on a USB stick. Have tried with these drivers: ftp://driver.jmicron.com.tw/jmb36x/XP_V ... 1_WHQL.zip

The installation is all good, but when I restart there is no boot. Only a blinking cursor. Currently I am trying with the older JMicron drivers supplied on the official support page. Should not make a difference, but one has to try everything.

Not sure I understand the part about the AMILO DRIVERS DVD. Have not found such a disc. What does it do ? Do I need to have it ? Guess I have to go down the basement and find the box and see if there is such a disc.
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Re: [Xi 2528] & Windows 7

Postby kewi » Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:24 pm

Wow, I can hardly belive it. I think it works :D

Used the fujitsu supported drivers, file name is FTS_RAIDcontrollerJMB36X_1172003_1015109.ZIP

W7 Ultimate x64 works like a charm now, wheeha. Thought I was going to spend the whole weekend fighting W7 vs Amilo.

buzznutsgrande, I downloaded the raid drivers, unzipped them on a usb stick. When you get to the disc part in the installation you have a possibility to supply own driver. Insert the USB stick and select browse, find the drivers catalog and choose ok. I removed the first partion (Vista rescue?) so I could have W7 all over the disc. Ghosted every partion to the second drive first, just in case ...

Then it just, works :)

GL to you
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Re: [Xi 2528] & Windows 7

Postby buzznutsgrande » Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:35 pm

I have tried my friends I have tried but suffering fUck it just does'nt work, I nearly got an install using this gentlemans drivers http://servbg.com/blog/?p=4 . but its says that the jmicron and the sata drivers must be updated, I have tried the fsc page but the install does not recognize the drivers so here we are again does any body have any clues,much appreciated advice from all
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Re: [Xi 2528] & Windows 7

Postby buzznutsgrande » Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:37 pm

kewi I am very thankful for your help
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Re: [Xi 2528] & Windows 7

Postby kewi » Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:37 pm

You dont even get to see the HDD's ? Is your USB stick available when/if you get to the browse part ?
Or is the installation not even starting ?
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Re: [Xi 2528] & Windows 7

Postby buzznutsgrande » Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:53 pm

yes it is but every time I try to install drivers it doesnt recognise them I have tried with the drivers from fsc but they are not recognized I have also tried with xp raid drivers it recognises them but says they need to be updated , I really hate vista and fsc for this Idiotic partnership in fuckup I would like to state that I have been in conact with fujitsu support formerly fsc, and as usaual they cannot help they have no patch and they do not support win 7 on this machine I really would like to sue microsoft over this os do you know anyone who can help
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Re: [Xi 2528] & Windows 7

Postby curtj » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:51 pm

Works for me using a USB flash drive.

I found the correct drivers here:
ftp://driver.jmicron.com.tw/jmb36x/XP_Vista_Win7/

I downloaded this particular file:
JMB36X_WinDrv_R1.17.47WHQL_WIN7.zip

Unzipped it all onto a USB flash drive, then when W7 installation asked where to browse to, I browsed to this directory on the USB stick:
JMB36X_WinDrv_R1.17.47WHQL_WIN7\R1.17.47.14\Driver\x32

I don't know if all of this information will apply to every Xi2528 model but it works for me, and I hope it works for you too.

I've also made the zip file available here, for your convenience:
http://curtjackson.co.uk/files/JMB36X_W ... L_WIN7.zip

Cheerio.
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Re: [Xi 2528] & Windows 7

Postby hyxal » Tue May 25, 2010 9:02 pm

I did get forward in installing thanks to curtj´s tutorial. This time I see about 5 partitions made from the two hard drives (what can I do with these to get just one partition per hard drive? Just delete the excess ones?). I formatted them all and selected the one I wanted to install WIN7 to. It installs normally until the first boot. In the first boot windows encounters a problem:

File: \Windows\system32\DRIVERS\jraid.sys
Status: 0xc0000359
Info: Windows failed to load because a critical system system driver is missing, or corrupt.


I have tried again and again but it´s always the same problem.
And when in the installation process I choose to browse my own drive in order to install the drivers curtj mentioned, I get four different options when I open the \R1.17.47.14\Driver\x32 - directory from my USB-drive:

JMicron JMB36X Controller (C:\R1.17.47.14\Driver\x32\jraid_i.inf)
JMicron JMB36X Controller (C:\R1.17.47.14\Driver\x32\jraid_i.inf)
JMicron JMB36X Controller (C:\R1.17.47.14\Driver\x32\jraid_i.inf) (x64)
JMicron JMB36X Controller (C:\R1.17.47.14\Driver\x32\jraid_i.inf) (x64)

*[x] Hide drivers that are not compatible with hardware on this computer*

Which one am I supposed to choose?
Once I have chosen one of those, the computer notifies:
"To continue installation, use the Load Driver option to install 32-bit abd signed 64-bit drovers. Installing an unsigned 64-bit device driver is not supported and might result in an unusable Windows installation."
Despite this, all the partitions show up, so I guess it still works..?

And in the beginning of the installation, will I choose to install x64 or x86?
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Re: [Xi 2528] & Windows 7

Postby KooolaNL » Thu May 05, 2011 5:02 pm

BEFORE THE 2nd hdd when i only had 1 hardrive and no extra hardware to use 2nd hdd i had no problem seeing the hardrive


hey guys i am having the same problem after upgrading with a 2nd hdd
i installed the spare parts i ordert for the hdd upgrade

so i was about to reinstall and i found out that NO hdd, not even the 1st hdd in the orriginal slot was detected anymore so seems like it uses the new raid module i build in



here is a image of what i installed in the laptop
http://kooolanl.ko.funpic.de/sch/meuklk.jpg



When i install win7 with a usb stick + load the drivers windows installs but @ reboot it fails and does this
http://pic.kooola.nl/SCH/megusta.jpg
in a weird mood i was angry and tried this wich DOESNT work :P
http://pic.kooola.nl/SCH/hurrlaptopraidfailure.jpg
i am trying to install win7 after the upgraded 2nd hdd hardware for over a week now and it kees failing :# :oops:

Hope i can get it working some how

Bios Boot order is set to \\

1.500gb 7200rpm scorpio in the 2nd hdd slot
2.old250gb wich is in orriginal hdd slot
3.cd/dvd

i start the win7 install with pressing f12


when it keeps failing i will try boot order

1.cd/dvd/
2.500gbdrive
3.old drive

i will not touch the keyboard when it tells me press a key to start cd/dvd (after windows installed for the 1st part)


Pew pew pew
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Re: [Xi 2528] & Windows 7

Postby KooolaNL » Thu May 05, 2011 8:18 pm

i managed to get it working with those jmicron drivers

ONLY CAN GET 32BIT WORKING

64bit keeps giving that error
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