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  1. ok...i finally got everything working as required. i've got sp2 integrated, unattended mode, raid drivers and it's working like charm. the catch was simply using the 'legacy' folder from the platform drivers instead of the sataraid folder. i would have never guessed. i basically chose 'single driver' during the driver section of nlite, pointed to the nvatabus.inf file in the legacy folder and choose both NVIDIA nForce Storage Controller (required) and NVIDIA RAID CLASS DRIVER (required). it was as simple as that. i've done it now for both xp pro and xp mce 2005 and no problems.
  2. This was not correct. You should have taken both required Controller drivers. well, i took both the first time and it failed. then i read above someone suggesting to take the nvatabus.inf from IDE\WinXP\legacy and take nvraid.inf from the IDE\WinXP\sataraid directory, which also failed. i've tried numerous combinations, all of which failed. what's shocking to me is the method that worked without sp2 doesn't work with sp2. you would think it shouldn't matter, but somehow sp2 is throwing off my slipstream and crashing my installation. next i was going to try using an already slipstreamed sp2 disk and adding the raid drivers to that, instead of starting with a bare xp disk and adding sp2 followed by the drivers. maybe that will do the trick. i'm quickly running out of combinations, so any suggestions on how to do this to include sp2 using the method mentioned above that worked for me is greatly appreciated. ok, i have to apologize. you were right! i recreated the disc last night, included sp2, pointed to IDE\WinXP\legacy using 'single driver' and grabbed both NVIDIA nForce Storage Controller and NVIDIA RAID Class Driver and it worked. Not sure what I did wrong last time, but now it's working. The catch is obviously not using the \sataraid directory at all, but just using the \legacy directory. if all you need is the legacy directory, what's the \sataraid directory for, anyway?
  3. This was not correct. You should have taken both required Controller drivers. well, i took both the first time and it failed. then i read above someone suggesting to take the nvatabus.inf from IDE\WinXP\legacy and take nvraid.inf from the IDE\WinXP\sataraid directory, which also failed. i've tried numerous combinations, all of which failed. what's shocking to me is the method that worked without sp2 doesn't work with sp2. you would think it shouldn't matter, but somehow sp2 is throwing off my slipstream and crashing my installation. next i was going to try using an already slipstreamed sp2 disk and adding the raid drivers to that, instead of starting with a bare xp disk and adding sp2 followed by the drivers. maybe that will do the trick. i'm quickly running out of combinations, so any suggestions on how to do this to include sp2 using the method mentioned above that worked for me is greatly appreciated.
  4. i FINALLY figured it out! unlike what the instructions say, i didn't slipstream SP2 and it finally worked! i made a copy of the floppy that came with the mobo, ran nlite and skipped the service pack option. i then pointed to the nvidia folder on the floppy using the 'single driver' option and choose the nvatabus.inf file, which listed every raid driver on the floppy. i only chose the first two: NVIDIA NForce Storage Controller and NVIDIA RAID CLASS DRIVER. I created the iso file, burned it to disk and everything worked fine. so...what can't i get it to work with SP2? I know my SP2 file is good 'cause i use it all the time when upgrading my XP to XP-SP2. The filename is WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe. I'd love to know how to make this work WITH sp2 instead of without it.
  5. i FINALLY figured it out! unlike what the instructions say, i didn't slipstream SP2 and it finally worked! i made a copy of the floppy that came with the mobo, ran nlite and skipped the service pack option. i then pointed to the nvidia folder on the floppy using the 'single driver' option and choose the nvatabus.inf file, which listed every raid driver on the floppy. i only chose the first two: NVIDIA NForce Storage Controller and NVIDIA RAID CLASS DRIVER. I created the iso file, burned it to disk and everything worked fine. so...what can't i get it to work with SP2? I know my SP2 file is good 'cause i use it all the time when upgrading my XP to XP-SP2. The filename is WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe. I'd love to know how to make this work WITH sp2 instead of without it.
  6. Windows runs fine when I install XP using F6 with the floppy that came with the mobo, but like everyone else, I'd prefer to slipstream the drivers on the floppy so I don't have to use it anymore. i've been through all the posts and I believe i'm getting very close to making this work, but i'm starting to wonder if my USB CD-ROM is what's screwing me up. From all the posts I've read, everyone is using an IDE drive and everything works fine. I'm wondering if anyone's had any luck using a USB CD-ROM. To create my nlite cd, i start with my bare XP Pro cd, add SP2 and then add 'single driver' from the floppy, which inludes nForce Storage Controller and RAID Class Driver in TXT format. Windows install detects the raid array, formats and copies the install files, reboots, completes the installation and reboots again to start Windows. This is when the machine either reboots or BSODs, and I'm trying to figure out if it's because my CD-ROM is connect via USB instead of IDE. I'm not sure why it would matter when I can manually do the installation using F6. I'm running a DFI Expert with dual Raptors on the nVidia chipset. Thanks for the help.
  7. sadly, it didn't work . quick question...anyone able to make this work using a USB CD-ROM? I'm wondering if this only works with an IDE drive, not USB?!?
  8. hmm...so first i did single driver and pointed to IDE\WinXP\legacy and chose nvatabus.inf, which nlite returned nForce Storage Controller (required) and RAID Class Driver (required). I chose only the first (nForce Storage Controller) in textmode driver and hit ok. This then filled the driver window with a single entry called Mode: TXT - BUSDRV with Type: HDC. Then I chose single driver again, this time going to IDE\WinXP\sataraid and chose nvraid.inf, which nlite returned the same two options: nForce Storage Controller (required) and RAID Class Driver (required). I chose only RAID Class Driver (required), which updated my driver list to include two more entries: Mode: PNP Type: HDC and Mode: TXT-RAIDCLASS Type: SCSI Adapter. Is that right? I have two device plugged into USB: My external CD-ROM and my USB Hub in my MSFT keyboard (that my mouse plugs into). I can definately try unplugging the hub and mouse for installation purposes. Ever since I've put watercooling in my system I've lost all room for devices like CD-ROM and Floppy. The CD-ROM was easy since it's sitting on my desk and connected via USB, but my floppy is hanging out of the case while i'm trying to get raid working. i'd rather put it back in the closet and just use a CD every time i need to reinstall the OS (which happens often with me).
  9. so i've been trying to make this work for the last two days now and still haven't been able to figure it out. the instructions seem so simple, yet after the installation of windows, i'm still getting the dreaded BSOD. I'm using nLite v1.2.1, windows XP (no SP) and nvidia drivers v6.86 on a DFI Expert with 2 Raptor 74GB RAID 0. 1. i put my xp cd in the cd-rom and start nlite 2. nlite asks for the location of windows xp and i point it at the cd-rom 3. nlite then asks where to store the new xp files, so i create a temp folder on my desktop and point nlite to the directory 4. i choose to include the service pack, drivers and create an iso 5. i point nlite at the XP SP2 file, which extracts and integrates the files into windows 6. nlite then asks for the drivers 6a. in preparation for this step, i downloaded platform driver 6.86 and extract the content into a temp folder on my desktop 6b. i choose 'single driver' in nlite and point it at the IDE\WinXP\SATARAID folder from the extracted platform drivers 6c. i pick both drivers nlite shows (nvatabus and nvraid) in TXT format 7. i created the iso file and burned a CD for installation 8. windows xp installation recognizes the raid drive, formats and installs files 9. windows reboots and begins installation, asking for user information 10. windows has final reboot to enter new installation, and then i get BSOD if the drivers weren't working, would i see the raid drive in the installation? plus, it reboots and continues on with the second part of the installation flawlessly, which i thought meant everything was working. but when it reboots for the final login, it fails. i know this works when i do it manually. when i hit F6 and installa the drivers off a floppy, windows installs and runs just fine. i just can't get it to work using nlite. any suggestions are GREATLY appreciated! Thanks!