I bought two new Sata Raptor HDs from Western Digital.
I installed them (again no OS is on either and these are my only hard drives atm).
The system posts fine. I set up the striping/raid setup in the bios.
It should be noted that the bios will not let me set this new "drive" (raided dual harddrives) to bootable. The option is grayed out.
I put in my xp pro disc. It starts fine and then stops on one of the files (something like APIC embedded controller files). After reading the manuel again I notice that I need to make a floppy boot disk with the drivers for the raid setup because windows will not install them. I make the disk and 5 more from the cd I got from the motherboard retailer (Asus). I put in an external floppy (because I did not order a floppy), the bios recognize the floppy so it should be ok. When it says to press F6 to install sata/raid drivers from an external source, I hit F6 several times. I do not get any response, it just continues trying to install windows and locking up at the same point as before. The motherboard disc gives me six options of disks to make drivers for a raid/sata setup (32bit or 64bit etc). I made and tried all six. None have worked.
I am at a loss. Any help would be much appreciated.
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