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Can't Reinstall Xp


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#1 xx66stangxx

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 11:57 PM

to simplify my dad's computer is screwd up. I have tried to reinstall Windows when I boot it up it goes through some of the process but it says no hard drive has been found, the hard drive I have is s SATA drive. I got into the RAID COnfiguration Utility and do a "Low Level Format" and will that reformat the drive so taht I can do a fresh clean install on the computer? Please help! :-) thanks
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Posted 23 February 2007 - 03:07 AM

You may need to load third part drivers for your RAID drives. When the Windows XP setup program starts, several messages flash on the bottom of the screen. One of them is "Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver". You will need the drivers for your RAID device.

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 03:08 AM

after pressing F6 will it do the process for me? or do I need to load a floppy drive/ cd?

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 09:31 AM

You'll need to have a floppy disk with the drivers already in it for Windows to load. Such a disk may have been included with your RAID controller, or you can look on the manufacturer's website for a downloadable version.

Alternatively (if, for example, your don't have a floppy drive) you can "slipstream" the drivers onto a new installation disk. Tht's a bit complicated to expain, so let me know if you want the info.




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