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Formatting and reinstalling whole system need help

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Hey guys looking to formatting my hard drive and reinstalling windows soon and i'm looking for some help. A friend of mine helped me setup my Raid 0 and flash my Bios to a newer version and there not around anymore so i'm in need of some help on how to redo all this. I was wondering if you guys could point me to some good sites on how to do all this. Thanks!

Things I need help for reinstalling whole system

1. Formatting hard drive
2. Installing Raid 0
3. Flashing my Bios to a newer version
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Format HDDs
Use the WD "DLG" utility, quick and easy.
BTW, if you dont have the DLG disk or Data Life Guard that comes with retail WD HDDS. see my FAQ for a link.

BIOS
I'm a bit gray on your BIOS, but look at the boot screen, it will offer a "F" key to chose to get into the setup utility.

Install RAID0 drivers in the OS
It will come up fairly quick and refer to SCSI 3rd party drivers.
Have drivers ready when promted to install 3rd party drivers and "F6" it will ask for the drivers in a few minutes... self expalanitory!
    
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First of all, go to the ASUS download page for you system here. Dowload all the drivers for your OS. The most important drivers you will need during setup are the Silicon RAID Drivers (these are the XP 32 bit drivers, Vista doesnt need them). This will allow you to make a floppy disk with the RAID drivers. Now to load the OS, you will insert your XP disk. Once a blue screen appears and installation begins, you will see a message at the bottom telling you to select F6 to install any third party or SCSI drivers (something like that). Hit F6, then wait a minute until a message pops up asking you to hit S to specify any drivers needed to install. At that time, you will put in the floppy, then hit enter and select the Raid drivers in the menu. You should be able to hit enter to continue with the normal installation of windows, I think the other option is to hit S to specify additional drivers. From there, the install is pretty standard, just follow the on-screen directions.
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Thanks for the info guys I'll get everything ready and give it a try on my next day off.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD64 FX60 A8R32-MVP Radeon 1900XTX 512mb 2GB Corsair XMS DDR550 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 74GB WDRaptor Raid 0 PLEXTOR Windows XP Pro SAMSUNG 214T 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 ENERMAX EG851AX 660W Thermaltake Armor BLK Logitech G5 
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AMD64 FX60 A8R32-MVP Radeon 1900XTX 512mb 2GB Corsair XMS DDR550 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 74GB WDRaptor Raid 0 PLEXTOR Windows XP Pro SAMSUNG 214T 
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Logitech G15 ENERMAX EG851AX 660W Thermaltake Armor BLK Logitech G5 
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