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by: onahill March 14, 2005 1:50 PM PST

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Reformatting with RAID 0 config

by onahill - 3/14/05 1:50 PM

How do you reformat a RAID 0 config with two SATA Raptors?

I have an ASUS P4C800-E mobo. I have two WD Raptor HDs
installed in a RAID 0 configuration. Two weeks ago I lost Windows Media Player 10 for no apparent reason (wife vacuuming too close to the 'puter, etc.). I tried to get helf from my computer mfr, Voodoo but it is out of the hardware warranty(barely) and they seem to have lost all interest in helping me. In desperation I allowed MS to bill me $35.00 for fee based support. I have now been talking (or trying to) Indian reps for nearly two weeks now and I am still down. We have tried to rollback 10, no luck, rollback failed and everything else they can think of. I still get the same message when I attempt to play WMP....No error code, just "We are sorry for the inconvenience but we must close not". I have downloaded the latest drivers for my Audigy 2 ZS, the 6800GT Video card and the codecs. Nothing works so I then decided to reformat my two C drives and reinstall Windows. The MS reps could not, or would not, tell me how to do this since I have the RAID 0 configuration. They say they don't know what will happen if I try to reload Windows because when we have tried this before, and I am told to hit F6 to load the Promise 378 controller, it copies the floppy but then can not find a bootable drive. So, in desperation I want to reformat the two drives and start all over. Now the question....U thought I would never get to it....specificially what do I boot from...I have Windows XP and Windows 98 boot disks, in order to get to the old C prompt that I use to use in the past to reformat. Then after I reformat I assume I use the ASUS installation disk to set up the RAID ) configuration? Or is this necessary since my BIOS is already set for that arrangement? Sorry to be so long winded but no help from Voodoo and a language barrier with MS leaves me completely frustrated and almost ready to buy a Dell dude!

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