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Reinstalling WinXP on formatted Raid-0 HDDs

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I'm running WinXP on an ITC Millenia 7200 Laptop. In it, are 2 60GB 7200rpm HDDs, the array having been deleted using the Fast-build utility inbuilt in my laptop. I have re-created the array with raid 0 (for performance), quick initialized and rebooted.

During the WinXP setup, I went to delete the primary partition, however it does not recognise my HDD(s), only 4 unknown disks which I suspect are the "drives" allocated to my card reader. Any attempt to press a key OTHER than F3 (quit) results in the blue screen of death - specifically "Page fault in non-paged area" or something to that effect.

My BIOS does not give the option of allocating master / slave IDs to the HDDs, as one of my colleagues suggested. Is there a set method to formatting my dual hard-drives, reinstalling them as Raid 0 and reinstalling WinXP???

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