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post #11 of 20
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I'm hitting the F6 key when it comes up, but with the computer isn't finding it...I can hit the F2 key for the system repair, but that doesn't help. I have tried using a PS2 keyboard and that didn't help either...maybe the setup just hates me...
    
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It sounds like your keyboard isnt working. Are you using USB? Try the standard connections, because if you are hitting the F6 key, it will come up with a message asking you to specify which drivers.
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OMG! HurrraY!!!! THAT WORKED!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! .
ok, so now that i'm at that menu, if I want to install Windows on two drives in Raid 0, do I only install the raid controller? or do i also install the nForce storage controller?
    
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Sorry, whent out for Sushi with girlfriend. Anyway, you want to install the RAID drivers. The storage controller is if you are going to use it as a standard SATA connection.

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I finally finished and reinstalled everything, but while I was reinstalling, I realized that my drive letter was H:/ instead of C:/. What happened?
    
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post #16 of 20
You have a card reader dont you! Those things totally screw up your drive letter assignment, I learned this the hard way too. There are two things you can do, you can disable USB in bios until after you load the OS, then re-enable them (assuming you are not using USB keyboard or mouse); Or you can just unplug the card reader from the motherboard headers when installing.
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post #17 of 20
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I do have a card reader, but it is also my floppy drive...so how do I install the Raid drivers if I can't use my floppy drive?
    
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I do have a card reader, but it is also my floppy drive...so how do I install the Raid drivers if I can't use my floppy drive?
That is a good question... I take it the floppy drive is connected to the USB header as well? You definately need the floppy to install the raid drivers. The only thing I can think of to try is to connect only half the USB header, the one that connects the Floppy. Basically the USB header consists of 2 rows of pins (1,3,5,7 and 2,4,6,8,10). I believe the floppy connection would use one row, and the card reader would use the other. So just offset the connector so that only one row is plugged in. You might have to try it twice to see if you have the floppy connected or not.

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post #19 of 20
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I did it and it worked! OMG you are a genius! thank you so much! It's good to have Local Disk (C: ) back again...
    
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Congrats... and thanks for the follow up! Now anybody else reading this thread trying to find a solution to a problem will know it worked for you, and it might work for them.
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