sorry it's taken me so long to come back.Finally my brother sent an original XP Pro disk. My computer has XP Home but since I planned on doing a clean install I don't think that mattered. I was talking to the local technician and told him what I planned to do with my brothers disk. He advised me against using the disk because my brother stipulated that I was to use the product key on the disk, bot the product key on the sticker on my tower. He said I should use the "cut" disk that was given to me by another technician. I decided to try that and I did it this morning, a clean install. I by passed tapping the F6 key and install the drivers for RAID afterwards using the disk that came with the motherboard that was replaced over 2 years ago.
I think everything is working okay, just getting all the updates now. I couldn't believe how easy it was to do the clean install, hopefully I've done it correctly, everything seems to be working.
Because I have to send back my brothers disk would it be wrong of me to copy it, and can it be done. I'm assumng the "cut" copy my tech gave me is a copy.