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I have gotten a new sata hdd (same exact as the other one) and I can set up raid and successfully install winxp x64 up to the point where it restarts the second time (the first asks for timezone and cd-key then copies file, the second sould be the real boot) it shows the wixp x64 logo with the moving thingy then hard reset and post again. Have reeinstalled several time and just can't figure this out, please help.
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post #2 of 8
Have you tried a different SATA cable?
The old, BIOS up date possibility!
A rather odd issue you have
    
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The bios is the latest beta, and I don't think it's the cables because if it was a cable problem why would windows install in the first place, go throught the first reboot but not the full boot? Could it be x64 related, I'm using the x64 raid floppy drivers. I've tried each drive individually ad they work fine, just not in raid.

EDIT: Ok, it's not x64, 32bit xp does the same thing.
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post #4 of 8
Sound more like a setting issue to me then a Windows XP issue. Get into your bios and set everything to default settings, and see if you can boot. If that does not work your heatsink may not be seated right, or might be a cooling issue with your water setup. I think either your computer is being pushed too far or your processor is overheating. Just another thought.
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In BIOS Use the nF4 controller SATA Ports 1&2 for the drives ebsure that RAID is enabled for these ports.

Turn off Ports 3&4
Turn off / unplug any other IDE HDD installed

In the RAID BIOS clear the array and then recreate - set the drives to 16K Stripe

On Boot the BIOS should report that the Array is healthy.

Install the OS, F6 for the drivers and create an OS partition - 15-20Gb... see how the install goes.

As The Duke suggests also check the SATA Cables as sometimes they may not be 100%.

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EDIT: Ok, it's not x64, 32bit xp does the same thing.
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Ok, turns out that once again M$ is on crack, the nvraidx64 driver since not being whql was being ignored on the first real boot and being replaced with pata drivers of the non-raid variety! I had to use nlite to sliptream the drivers in (after some prep work involving files from an earlier version to make it stick) and HEY! PRESTO! it worked. I don't know who's got thier head up thier sector, M$ or nvidia but this is stupid.....
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post #7 of 8
Ouch... perhaps that is why some recommend loading the drivers twice when prompted.
    
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post #8 of 8
RAID setup can be frustrating and for XP 64 it looks like it was a nightmare.

I was about to add that it might be the 64-bit RAID drivers but you already figured out your problem
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