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Help with Raid 1 setup on a Asus M4A88T-M


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copper2011

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Hello

I am new to computer building and have just built my first computer. The processor is a AMD Athlon II X4 640 and the motherboard is a Asus M4A88T-M running Windows Home XP. I have built the computer and it starts up fine and runs great, however I want to utilize the onboard Raid 1. My instruction book is not helpfull at all. Experimaenting I have found if I enter bios and select sata drive configuration and set to raid then restart system the systems goes into a hunt for raid drives and gives me a few seconds to enter into raid setup. I setup as raid 1 and make all the changes necceassary and save them. Upon restart and not entering raid setup agian the screen just flashes the cussor and nothing happens I then blank out and reformatted both drives and agian setup raid 1 and then it wants to install Xp. Before XP setup I hit f6 to load 3rd party drivers and when it asks for them I put in Asus disk that came with motherboard and it can not find drivers. I forget when but at some point it says when trying to install XP that it cant find any installed drives ( I think that is when I dont hit f6 for third party drivers). What am I doing wrong? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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F6 drivers for XP can only ever come off a floppy (internal or external). Putting the Asus disk in isn't going to solve anything.
If you do not have a floppy drive or floppy disks, it may be beneficial to borrow them from a friend if possible for the amount of use you're going to get out of them :)
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Thank you for the response. I will look on the Asus cd hopefully there is something about making a floppy disk for f6 drivers for Raid.
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