nalanthi

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  1. uh.......... very strange. for a minute there i gave up. i disabled the array and attempted to install a plain SP1 unattended slipstream install of 2k3. but for some reason, i got a very similar error "error loading operating system" crud. what have i done?
  2. both 6.70 and 6.85 failed... i'm trying 6.70 one more time by rebuilding the array and trying again. but i don't really have high hopes at this point.
  3. i made a bit of progress... this time i used the XP 6.85 drivers and got a little more than a lockup... after the "Press any key to boot from CD..." prompt, i got about 8 lines of the following character: â aka: ââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââ ââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââ ââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââ ââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââ ââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââ ââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââââ ââââââââââââââââââââââââ
  4. btw, so far i've tried the legacy drivers under the 2k folder rather than the xp folder. should i be using the xp even though i'm installing 2k3?
  5. well, sadly the first attempt using the 6.85 drivers seems to have failed. it did show up correctly in partition selection process. after it formatted the drive and rebooted, the system stalls. i will make an attempt using the 6.70 drivers next...
  6. it seems to be working now. i will post again after everything is said and done. thank you so much for your help.
  7. the mainboard is an Asus A8N5X Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard the chipset is nForce4 (4.84) i tried a few different dirvers according to your first post. i grabbed the PATA drivers from the following link: ftp://download.nvidia.com/Windows/vista/b...ta2_english.zip
  8. i began reading through this thread but was not able to find anything regarding my specific issue (granted i did not read all 50 pages...) my specific problem is this... when i boot my system up, i am able to configure three separate raid 1 arrays using the bios (to enable nvraid) and the nvraid utility (f10). two of these arrays are using the four onboard SATA connections on the mobo. the other array is made up of two PATA drives (using the same IDE channel as master/slave). my issue is actually not related to the two SATA raid arrays. when i followed your guide to create a slipstreamed bootable CD, both arrays are now showing up in the list of available partitions. originally this was not even a concern for me since i plan on using those two arrays as data only drives on this file server. my idea was to use the PATA array as the actual operating system drive as an extra precaution against drive failure. unfortunately, every time i get to the partition selection stage, it displays the two PATA drives seperately rather than together as one mirrored partition. any ideas?