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Can't install Windows (RAID)

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I have two Seagate Barracuda's that I've set in RAID through my mobo's BIOS (ASUS Crosshair). I know that this requires special drivers. I have two OS's I've tried installing: XP Pro x64, and Vista Home Premium 32-bit. Neither will detect the HDD's no matter what I do or what drivers I have it load off the floppy. My mobo came with a support DVD that has a lot of drivers on it (but no Vista), and it has a "make driver disk" option. So I have it load the appropriate XP x64 RAID drivers onto the floppy, and interrupt the Windows XP Pro x64 installation accordingly to install them. That's fine. However, it still says it could detect no mass storage devices. My BIOS detects them fine. I'm getting tired of thinking of ideas on this one. Any suggestions?

I've tried the NVIDIA RAID drivers as well as Silicon Image drivers, each with the same result.


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I'm getting close to just undoing the RAID in BIOS and loading Windows that way. But the Crosshair's manual says that if you wish to boot from a RAID array the drivers and everything must be installed prior to loading Windows. And I only have two HDD's so it would have to boot from the RAID array. I'm confused and desperate here! lol
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click my name and select Find More Posts by MrBungle. i've answered this question about 5 times in the past week.
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