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Hello

Just wondering in what order do perform these task on my install?
I have all parts installed with a BIOS SCREEN. My question is what order do I perform these task? I need to install WINDOWS, UPDATE BIOS ON MOBO, add a RAID -0- with drivers, and need to reformat my HD's?

INSTALL WINDOWS
UPDATE BIOS FOR MOBO
ADD A RAID -0- with drivers & reformat drives
    
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i would go install windows, update bios, install raid and reformat.
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The latest bios are a must for Raid 0 on this board. They fix a issue with Raid 0 causing blue screens.

So you need to go in this order

1. Update BIOS to latest
2. Add Raid 0
3. Install Windows

If you need to, install windows without raid, then update bios, then reformat again.
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Windows XP or Vista?

I installed VISTA but it's similar. What I did was enable RAID in the BIOS, then enable the specific ports. Before you reboot - Insert the Windows CD, and if you're installing XP, put the floppy RAID driver disk in the drive. Then reboot. When windows reads off the CD during boot, it should prompt you to press F6 to install 2nd Party RAID drivers. Hit F6, set up your RAID array with drivers from the floppy, then continue to install Windows. After Windows installs, I'd update the BIOS then.

Sorry, I did some editing to make it a little clearer.
    
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