Now since I had already been through this before, I thought it would be a quick thing -- I get a floppy, put my RAID controllers drivers on it, delete and reform the array in the RAID controller utility in the BIOS, boot into windows setup, pop the drivers in and do a routine every day install. But no! It has to have problems!!!
Firstly, windows doesn't recognize the RAID array nor does it recognize the individual drives (YES, they're plugged in correctly... they are serial ATA so no, I didn't set jumpers nor did I set anything IDE related in the BIOS). I've tried every different sequence I can possibly do to try and get this to work: Using win NT drivers instead of XP, not using RAID drivers at all to see if it recognizes, trying individual harddrives that aren't RAID'ed... nothing. I cant even format them in window's console because when I type FORMAT C: NTFS it says cannot format removable media (What the...?)
This is turning into a nightmare for me as I sit here at 10pm pulling my hair out as my HW still lingers on my To-Do list.
Anything I'm doing wrong or suggestions on how to make this work?
Oh and the equipment I'm using is: WD Raptor 10k RPM 74.4GB (x2), On-board Promise Raid Controller, Windows XP SP1 install disk, ASUS P4C800-E motherboard, Promise RAID WIN XP Drivers.