Do I need a floppy to install XP on raid 0?

I'm gonna do a build with 2 sata drives in raid 0. Do I need a floppy to install raid drivers for windows xp? Can I use a burned CD instead? I'm going to be using the controller on an Asus P5B-E.

I haven't used a floppy since clinton was in the white house; I'd hate to have to get one just to install windows.
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  1. Unless you slip stream the drivers into your XP install (a program called nLite can do it for you). Otherwise you do have to use a floppy disc, the setup routine won't look for a CD or anything else while looking for drivers.
  2. Slipstreaming is what I came up with after a bit of googling. maximum pc has an article on installing raid drivers to an xp disk. Hopefully will help anyone else trying to do this to not buy a floppy :)
  3. Why not just buy one for 10 bucks?
  4. my mobo(Intel DX38BT X38 Socket 775) doesn't have fdd connector so i can't use one. the usb external floppies don't work either during boot. so slipstreaming is the only available option thus far.
  5. i am tryin to slipstream my 64 bit xp pro so it would support marvell raid drivers. To do that, i am using nlite and i have 2 inf files but i think i only need one, but i am not sure which one.
    mv61xx.inf or mvnodrv.inf ?
    my mobo is Intel DX38BT X38 Socket 775
  6. kamran5461 said:
    i am tryin to slipstream my 64 bit xp pro so it would support marvell raid drivers. To do that, i am using nlite and i have 2 inf files but i think i only need one, but i am not sure which one.
    mv61xx.inf or mvnodrv.inf ?
    my mobo is Intel DX38BT X38 Socket 775



    Put them both on - it won't hurt!

    :lol:
  7. F6 hard coded in XP setup.exe issue.

    I do have a slipstream for all , nlite and vlite.
    but it is a pain, having to do that for every system I maintain. Max PAIN.

    I wonder if someone has not designed a Floppy emulator hardware device the plugs into the floppy port.
    this device would translate a xd flash or thumb flash to the floppy controller.

    one could keep device in a service kit an would never have to see Bad sector reads, for the rest of ones life.
    I get a lot of Vista down grades, so I am busy.

    that setup.exe is hard coded to use the floppy port, even when the MB bios has the floppy disabled.
    dirty little THING, it is. and only loads, "mass storage" drivers.


    I too have may USB flash sticks that boot to usb-fdd and usb-hdd. but that is no solution.

    any one see a hardware solution?

    cheers to one and all.

    btw this guy posting said , he has no FDD port,
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