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I formatted my Windows instillation drive(s) and booted to the Vista CD. It gives me the option to do an advanced install and then shows me the list of drives on my system. Before loading any drivers, Vista recognizes my RAID array as a single drive. Not to assume anything, I am trying to instll RAID drivers anyway. After successfully loading the drives, my RAID array disappears from the intall options. I've tried re-loading the drivers and the array doesn't come back. Restarting the computer and install process reveals my RAID array is back in the install options. This time, I tried simply selecting the drive to instll to, let Vista do it's thing, and reboot. Now it won't boot to the newly installed drive. It says "BOOTMGR is missing. Press Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart"

What the heck do I do now? How do I install Vista on my RAID array??
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Got this resolved. I couldn't install on nvRAID using Vista RC1 Build 5600. However, build 5728 instantly recognized my RAID array as one drive. It still needed drivers, however, so I dl'd all of the nforce drivers and extracted them onto my thumb drive.

When you're at the disk drive selection screen, click on the drivers link, and browse to your drivers folder. You want to install the nF4 SATA controller, nF4 PCI Subsystem, and the Network Bus Enumerator. DO NOT INSTALL SATA RAID DRIVERS. If you try using nVidia's RAID drivers, your RAID array will disappear and you'll have to start over. After loading the above drivers, continue installing Windows Vista. Everything else is just like installing drivers, etc. for Windows XP.
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