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post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by JoMaMaz View Post
I work at a graphics business. And if you've ever worked with some of the bigger files we do, you would know why we need a higher en pc. It's not just some office pc for typing or browsing the internet. We usually have Corel, Illustrator, Photoshop, Postershop, and a couple other things running at once with all of those graphics programs having files open at the same time. Plus, we HAVE to have RAID 0 to be able to run the big Mimamki printer that we use. We have to be able to read and write at the same time.
Didn't know what the business need was. Have you thought about going with XP 64-bit instead? Since this is a higher end system and you will be dealing with multiple large files, RAM is very important. You'll be able to use the full 4GB your motherboard supports.
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Mhill

We're trying to solve a problem here not slate the mans build.
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post #13 of 17
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Mhill

We're trying to solve a problem here not slate the mans build.

Thank you sir!

Yeah, I could've maybe got a mac, scsi drives, and oh yeah, a huge price tag! Yes, it's for a business, but I was also on a budget set by the boss. And we create signs so there are some big files, but it's not like 3ds max or Lightwave type big files. I might have been vague with the type of graphics business I was talking about. My apologies.
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post #14 of 17
Judging by your original post..

You say when the "Insert Driver disk" came up.. it showed as blank.. and you continued on.

Thats why you see 2 seperate drives, Windows didnt load a RAID Driver.

Go to your DFI CD-ROM and see if there is a folder in it for SATARAID that you can make a floppy disk from. I have about a 20% failure rate in making usable raid driver floppies. I dont know why, but about 20% of the time, I end up having to use my notebook to make one during windows install when windows doesnt like the smell of the floppy I made.

Get the raid drivers, and try your install again. I think thats your problem. And as was stated above, you will see a lot more efficiency in the type of operation you are running with XP-64, if thats available to you.
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Any joy with the raid yet?

I know its a stupid question but have you double checked all power leads & cables?

Also have you tried setting up in different sata ports?
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post #16 of 17
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Well, I was wondering if something was wrong with my floppy and I remember reading on Newegg that with this floppy I bought, the cable could go in either way, and some people on a couple reviews said they had put it in wrong at first, dee dee dee, wrong way ROFL! Sorry for the time waste, but as usual, thanks for the help people. I need to flip the cable upside down. Usually it's keyed for only one entry way or the notch on it can only fit in one way, but it fit perfectly both ways. I flipped it and yep, it read the raid drivers. I'm now typing to you from the new pc. Thanks!
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Congrats man!

always good to see a happy ending
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