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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.
I ran the installer, but I had to load drivers. It was working fine until I powered off my computer.
 
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Anybody know why this is happening? Can you even boot from RAID?
 
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Has anyone else had problems with booting from RAID on the AMD SB850 controller? Should I try to re-do the array on the Gigabyte SATA 2 controller?
 
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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
And with other RAID controllers, generally speaking it is in fact the other way around. With hardware RAID controllers, and with other software RAID implementations such as Linux MD RAID, RAID levels 0 & 10 have to be destroyed, while RAID levels 1, 4, 5 & 6 can be expanded while online.

Expanding a RAID 0 array is damned useful though. I envy the ICH10R for this.
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Ok, well I worked out/found a solution to my problem last night. For some reason, windows just did not want to boot to my array. The way I got it to work, I set the first boot device to an 80GB laptop drive I was using as a file rescue OS. It came up to windows boot manager (where it showed 3x Windows 7), and I selected the first one, and it booted to my array. Everything works fine, as long as I have the first boot set to that 80GB drive.
 
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