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  1. Integration of NVIDIA's nForce RAID and AHCI drivers

    This thread seems to be the answer to my prayers. This is what happened last night when I built up my new system: I got one of these boards last night: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showp...rodid=MB-124-AB as part of a new system. I have a problem trying to get RAID setup. Built everything up, everything seems to work fine, POSTS no problem and detects all my peripherals. So I decided to try and setup RAID on my two 250GB Barracudas and something went wrong... I enabled RAID on SATA 1 and 2 in the BIOS, then rebooted, went into the RAID config BIOS and selected to use striping and created an array. Everything seemed fine, raid health is sound. Booted of an XP Pro CD and began setup, had a floppy disc in with the nvRAID drivers from the Abit homepage ready for when Windows asked for it. So Windows setup starts, it said that I was required to install the RAID drivers (there were two options nvRAID and something else like mass storage drivers, it said they were both required). Formatted the disk as it appeared correctly as one logical drive, then windows began copying files and installing. After what looked like a succesful installation my machine reboot, showed the Loading Windows XP screen, then quickly flashed with a blue screen and reboot again. And again, and again, and again. I cant see what the screen says because it flashes on and off so fast, the only thing i could make out was something like "problem with hard drive" even though both drives are there and correctly setup for raid. Now I have no idea whats wrong. I also got a strange 'nee naw nee naw' siren sound sometimes when restarting. I do need to update to latest BIOS which I will do tonight but does anyone have any idea what could be wrong? Everything seems to be correctly installed. Oh and also, should I delete the RAID array before flashing the BIOS? Full system specs: Abit Fatal1ty FP-IN9 SLi nForce 650 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 2 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB SATA-II 16MB Cache Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 PC2-5300C3 667MHz Pioneer DVR-112DBK 18x18 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 "LGA775 Conroe" 2.40GHz (1066FSB) Corsair HX 520W ATX2.2 Modular SLI Compliant PSU GeForce 8800GTS OC2 640MB PCIE Thermaltake VC3000BWS Armour Jr SuperMidi Tower I'm going to try and create an nLite installation tonight and see if that helps. Nice guide