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Once my hd finishes formatting, I'm going to boot up my other HD that has nLite, and give it a go.

Thank you so far for your help guys, I will update soon with results.
    
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**** your in delray . . Im just a lil south in Boca. . . where abouts are you? . .

The only thing I can think of is move to Vista or get the new drivers. . . Ill see if I have any here. . . it shouldnt matter but which BIOS ver are you using? . .
 
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**** your in delray . . Im just a lil south in Boca. . . where abouts are you? . .

The only thing I can think of is move to Vista or get the new drivers. . . Ill see if I have any here. . . it shouldnt matter but which BIOS ver are you using? . .
ahaha. Shhh.. I'm technically in Boca, but I say I live in Delray, I'm on the border pretty much. Jog road if you know where that is.

The drivers I'm looking for are the RAID drivers, which I've found links for.

Here's one
And another
    
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Did you update your BIOS at all ?
Version 602 ?
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Just to be sure...you have made a floppy with the raid driver and controller file? When pressing F6 during setup it does not install drivers....it just tells the install that you will have other drivers to install. A little later in the install it will ask you to insert floppy and install the drivers. If this has not happened then windows cannot see the raid array.
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@ Diagnosis Dirt - yes it's 1303, latest stable release for my board.

@ busa - Yes I undertand that it doesn't install them right away when i hit F6, but windows isn't recognizing the array.

My HD is finished formatting so I will find some newer RAID drivers and fire up nLite
    
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@ Diagnosis Dirt - yes it's 1303, latest stable release for my board.

@ busa - Yes I undertand that it doesn't install them right away when i hit F6, but windows isn't recognizing the array.

My HD is finished formatting so I will find some newer RAID drivers and fire up nLite
Does it show a screen during install asking for the floppy?
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No. it just tells me windows can't find any HD's, and asks if I want to select drivers, by hitting S. Which gives me two options, which I've previously stated I can't remember the exact words of the options, both I tried, but it told me again that it couldn't find any HD's.
    
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No. it just tells me windows can't find any HD's, and asks if I want to select drivers, by hitting S. Which gives me two options, which I've previously stated I can't remember the exact words of the options, both I tried, but it told me again that it couldn't find any HD's.
It sounds like the f6 key is being hit to late or its not accepting the input.Check in bios for the setting to boot up with NUMLOCK enabled.
You should see a screen asking for the drivers and telling you to insert the floppy. If this does not happen then windows cant see the array because there are no driver/controller files put in with the install.
You should get this screen after the first set of files windows loads but before it starts the install.
You need to have 2 files on the floppy...one driver file and one controller file. Both can be found on the mb cd in the "make disk" section.
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BTW....i'm just south of you in Pompano Beach.....Howdy neighbor...lol
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