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Hey Guys,

I just got my new Raid 0 array setup using 2x 250Gb WD's

HDtach Bench
  • Burst - 243.5mb/s
  • Random Acces: 13.3ms
  • CPU: 1%
  • Average read: 104.6mb

My plan is too use my Seagate 7200.10 for backup and use the raid 0 for OS/Games.

Partition 1 : 35GB Windows XP (For benchies and apps that won't work in Vista)
Parition 2: 35Gb Windows Vista (Main OS)
The rest: Games, Music etc

My question is - I don't have a floppy disk, how can I install my RAID drivers for xp?

Will a USB drive work?


Thanks Guys
    
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I know there is a way to flash the BIOS using the HP Drive Key program. There may be a way to do the RAID drivers.
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I know there is a way to flash the BIOS using the HP Drive Key program. There may be a way to do the RAID drivers.
Oh, Link please
    
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Oh, Link please
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/support/fi...oad/17581.html

Also , you can add the drivers throught he unnattended install setting in nlite.
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Do you want a free floppy drive? cause I can send you one for the shipping costs?
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Do you want a free floppy drive? cause I can send you one for the shipping costs?
If all else fails then yes but I'm sure someone has done it through usb drive before
    
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post #7 of 21
Yeah...^^^that might work

Here is the acutal Drive Key Program http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/fi...oad/23839.html

Here is something about flashing BIOS with it from the EVGA forums http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.asp?m=77512#
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post #8 of 21
None of that is needed, just stick your tongue in a USB port while you diddle the empty floppy bay.
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post #9 of 21
hahahahahaha Sig worthy !
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None of that is needed, just stick your tongue in a USB port while you diddle the empty floppy bay.
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post #10 of 21
Although for the record I still find it easier and safer to just use a spare floppy drive (especially while flashing BIOS).
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