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My comp is almost a year old now, and I have switched motherboards which is causing system stability problem so I think its about time to reinstall.

First: How would I go about re-formatting my RAID array? Delete the array then reformat each one? Also, would I have to re-load the RAID drivers off the floppy if I reformatted?

Second: I started setup once and then closed it, and now whenever I start up my computer it goes to a screen where it asks me to select an operating system: either XP Home or XP Setup. By default the cursor is on setup and if it opens it my comp crashes, so every time I boot I have to be there and change it. How can I stop this?
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Originally Posted by SpartnChief
My comp is almost a year old now, and I have switched motherboards which is causing system stability problem so I think its about time to reinstall.

First: How would I go about re-formatting my RAID array? Delete the array then reformat each one? Also, would I have to re-load the RAID drivers off the floppy if I reformatted?

Second: I started setup once and then closed it, and now whenever I start up my computer it goes to a screen where it asks me to select an operating system: either XP Home or XP Setup. By default the cursor is on setup and if it opens it my comp crashes, so every time I boot I have to be there and change it. How can I stop this?

You put in the XP setup CD. Let it boot. Select Boot from CD when the BIOS prompts you. Press F2 when XP setup is booting so you can load the RAID device drivers from your floppy or CD that came with the Motherbord.
During the setup, it will ask you where to install. Select the raid partition. Delete the entire partition. Reformat with NTFS and be on your merry way.

Someone chime in with details if you can roll them off the top of your head.
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So you can load RAID drivers from a CD?
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Use Windows xp cd.
Setup third party drivers.
    
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DO I need a floppy drive to install the RAID drivers?
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You'll need to load the drivers on the floppy and press f6 when prompted during the install for the array.
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Yep. Hit f6 during Windows install, and have that floppy with the correct drivers ready.

Do the format during the Windows install, and on the whole array (no need to destroy the RAID array, and then format separately).
    
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OK. I got the drivers loaded, and formatted and installed. However, when It boots up to try to go to the Windows Setup, it won't boot. At the bottom of the last BIOS screen (the one where it would say "Press any key to boot from CD...") it says "NTLDR Missing. Press Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart" I've repeated the whole process from the beginning and I still get that message. I can still boot from the Windows CD and my other HDD with Vista. Help!
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