Okay cool so I am finially refomatting the hard drive right now, but I just wanted to give some specific advice for anyone reading this in the future that was having the same problems I had with reformatting a 2 hard drives in a RAID 0 configuration.
1) First once you use the Silicon Image software to make the RAID disk, you then put in your Windows XP disk into a drive, restart your computer, then when the "press any key to load windows" appears before it boots into windows, press a key to bring yourself fully into the windows setup.
2) Now this step is important, as soon as you enter the windows install screen when it says "press F6 if you want to install a raid configuration" do it because even though technically you are not installing it, the problem with Windows XP is that it doesn't recognize the windows install like it would if it were on just 1 hard drive. I have done countless reinstalls with XP on a regular hard drive but I didn't realize you had to press F6 and go through the process just to get it recognize the RAID.
3) Now once it finished load it said it could not recognize the hard drive. What i didn't understand is that you had to press "S" which allows you to specify your raid configuration and attempts to read from the floppy disk.
Now select your raid driver (XP) from the install list and boom there you go, windows install starts up again, then when you get to the next screen press F10 to get into the "restore windows" screen and from there it will recgonize your C:\ drive.
4) proceed to hit enter when it asks for an adminstrator password if you never set one, and type "format c:" and press "Y" when it asks are you sure.
Simple yet if you don't have detailed instructions can be brutal.
thanks again gerry we are all here to learn!