The Raid drivers you are using are quite old, please try again using the latest drivers linked here > X399 Drivers & Support | AMD
Please note, it is important to make sure you select the correct Raid driver, select the Raid and Sata nVME driver 711kb and load these drivers prior to installing the latest Windows build.
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karatsonyi, when you do the Load Driver during W10 install, are you using the specified order? Please use this order:
I suspect amdatt has hit on the problem. I have not tried 1809 but 1803 works fine and I expect 1809 to be fine also. Please do not go back to 1703. I would also encourage you to check the MSI forum. In this thread the user is having trouble with an SATA HDD RAID, but the RAID0 NVMe works fine. I am user jhchris and trying to help. There are also several Beta UEFIs available there. BTW, I have the same MB and CPU, but have not powered up yet. Enjoy, John.
EDIT: Here is a snippet of instructions I created for TR RAID on an ASRock board:
11. Install the RAID drivers in this order:
1-rcbottom - all your drives in the RAID will disappear
2-rcraid - you will see your one RAID
3-rccfg - you are good to go!
Also, I strongly recommend you get all your drivers from the manufacturer not the MB Vendor. In some cases a MB vendor may require use of their driver (modified) - you are just stuck then. ALWAYS get the AMD drivers from the AMD Driver DL site. Please make sure you have the latest AMD Chip Set driver from there. You should also install the latest version of RAIDXpert2 (RX2).
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Thank you both "amdmatt" and "misterj". We figured it out. It was not the driver nor the BIOS version of the motherboard. It was W10 build 1809. apparently M$ kinda screwed this release up a tad bit. To mention a few:
HP: Microsoft Issues Fix For Windows 10 October 2018 Update BSOD Woes On HP PCs | HotHardware
Intel: (this wasnt M$`s fault but still) https://www.windowslatest.com/2018/10/12/fix-no-audio-output-device-is-installed-error-in-windows-10/
and the classic: https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-october-2018-update-seems-be-deleting-users-data
Maybe firing most of their QA team wasnt a good idea after all.....
It seems the threadripper RAID drivers are not working on this release (1809 - aka Redstone 5) either. When we tried to load the drivers (the way misterj and the official doc instructed) the part where we were loading the "2)rcraid" driver the driver would just load forever without sucseeding and eventually the system would restart. Even if we completely disable raid and go with a single disk in AHCI mode (either SSD or nvme) the install would susceed in its first stage of copying the files and partitioning the drive, but after the initial restart and during the boot when it says "configuring hardware" the first time around 60-80% it BSOD`s and never recover from that. So 1809 would not work even without RAID. I guess we`ll be running 1803 for a while. 1803 does not have any of the issues. both RAID/ahci works the way it should, We tried it with both 1.0, and 1.1 version of the official BIOSes from MSI without any problems. Misterj hopefully you`ll get to get your machine up and running soon. Its totaly worth it. This CPU is insane as a Desktop CPU.
Again Thank you both for looking into this and I hope our experience helps you and others troubleshooting issues for this CPU/mobo/W10 config.
Thanks much, karatsonyid. Do you know what patch level of 1809 you were running? Right now I am running 55 (10.1809.17763.55 latest version), no RAIDs. My first install on this system was 1809, but I do not remember what version. I will figure it out and post it. I was able to create a RAID0 for W10, Load Drivers worked fine and install work fine till reboot. It hung because I was installing from a flat. After Load Drivers for my RAID0, all other drives disappeared because of how MSI implements AMD's RAID (all drives or none under RAID). I have now moved my install files to USBs.
Media Creation Tool is still delivering 1803. If you want to experiment on 1809 use this URL to get it (don't know what patch level yet): Xhttps://software-download.microsoft.com/download/pr/MediaCreationTool1809.exe I added and X to the front to prevent the forum from delaying my post for minutes to days; please remove it.
My 1950X was fairly insane also and I attributed it to W10 on a RAID0 and all data (except backup) on a 4xSamsung 960 EVO RAID 10. I extracted a W10 ISO (about 4 GB) with 7Z and it went so fast I can only guess it took 2 or 3 seconds. Enjoy, John.
EDIT: I was running 1809.17763.1.
This is the build of 1809 i got (using the media builder tool at that time):
Name : Windows 10 Pro
Description : Windows 10 Pro
Size : 14,364,171,065 bytes
WIM Bootable : No
Architecture : x64
Hal : <undefined>
Version : 10.0.17763
ServicePack Build : 1
ServicePack Level : 0
Edition : Professional
Installation : Client
ProductType : WinNT
ProductSuite : Terminal Server
System Root : WINDOWS
Directories : 18872
Files : 87389
Created : 9/15/2018 - 2:36:07 AM
Modified : 10/2/2018 - 4:36:27 PM
This ^ would not load the raid drivers for me.
-- Still on 1803 and no problems
I`ll wait untin M$ re releases 1809 for "real" and I`ll give it a shot again.