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Ok, so after reinstalling windows over 4 times, I still can't get my computer to boot from my RAID 0 array. I booted from the windows disk, installed motherboard RAID drivers, and installed windows to the newly recognized array. After that was done, I installed the RAID drivers from the motherboard disk onto windows, it rebooted fine, but when I powered the computer off and removed a file backup drive, it just says "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER"

Now I'm getting really pissed that this isn't working properly. What am I doing wrong? How come I can't boot from my array?
 
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Did you make the raid array as the boot device?
    
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Did you make the raid array as the boot device?
Like set it to first priority in the BIOS? I'm not sure, I'll check. I'm a noob when it comes to RAID as you might see.
 
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Like set it to first priority in the BIOS? I'm not sure, I'll check. I'm a noob when it comes to RAID as you might see.
Yup.
    
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Yup.
can you expand a RAID? I have a RAID 0 volume of 500GB across 2 WD 640 GB drives.
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can you expand a RAID? I have a RAID 0 volume of 500GB across 2 WD 640 GB drives.
Like adding more hard drives to the array? Yeah, but you'll have to delete the array and start another. BTW the drives have to be the same size, or the array will only be as big as the smallest drive.
    
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I had to put the RAID drivers on a 3.5" floppy for the first boot, PITA
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I believe that you can expand a raid 0 without having to destroy it. It's raid 1, 10 and 5 that have to be destroyed before you can expand. Hope that helped
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Yup.
Yeah, it's set as the first boot and still gives the same message.

I saw something about installing drivers with a floppy disk in my mobo manual, however, I don't have a floppy disk or drive for that matter. Is there a way to install via usb?
 
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I had to put the RAID drivers on a 3.5" floppy for the first boot, PITA
If you upgrade your OS to Vista or Win 7 you could use a flash drive instead. Actually, Win 7 has a lot of raid drivers onboard and I've been able to run the installer without having to load the drivers.
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