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sbaens

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Hello,

I have a problem when I try to install windows 2003 small business server.
I bought a new PC for this, installed all hardware and it boots normally.
I inserted 2 harddrives (SATA) in raid (Mirror) configuration and tried to install Windows.

Then I created a boot disk with the raid configuration driver for windows, when installing windows I press F6 to install it but the system does not find the drives.

I have a Asus P5GD1 motherboard
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First, you used the motherboard raid utility to create the RAID, right?

Next, how did you put the drivers on the boot disk ? Did you use a utility to make it (a few come with this), or just drive the files over? Did you create a folder heirarchy or put all the drivers in boot's root?
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I did use the RAID utility from the motherboard indeed, this was quite easy to set up.
Then it initialised the drives and I rebooted the system.

I used another computer to create the disk, but with the CD from asus, there was a makedisk program on it and I used this, the manual showed it to be in the autorun from the cd but it did not show there. That is why I am thinking the disk may not be created correctly. Do I need to do this on the PC to use in on? If so I will need to install Windows first (and then the circle is complete)
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