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  1. I nearly cannot believe it, because the SataRaid drivers of the 6.53 package should run on every nForce4 RAID system.Are you sure, that your BIOS settings are OK, your nForce RAID shown as "healthy" and set as bootable? Which type (P-ATA, S-ATA1 or S-ATA2) and how many hard disk drives do you have in your system? Currently I have a healthy and bootable RAID 0 array configured accros two identical wd250gb sata drives setup to use sata 1, they are sata2 drives that are jumpered to sata1. The array is working. I can use the hard disk utillities boot cd to partition and format the array, I have tried both fat 32 and ntfs with both the vista beta nvraid driver and the 6.53 nvraid driver. I have had some success getting the xp txt setup portion of the install to recognize the array and drive letters after formatting with the hard disk CD, then using either the driver that came on the motherboard disc, or the latest nvidia nforce driver pack on a floppy, I don't remember which one gave the bsod stop error but one of them allowed xp to install and start to load, it just went berzerk afterwards giving endless reboots. I am just not having any luck with the vista beta 2 drivers, or the 6.53 nvraid driver moved onto a floppy. I have access to a windows xp machine with .net, so when I find the driver pack that recognises the raid array but gives reboots, rather than the stop error, I will try those drivers to make the unnatend slipstream disc with Nlite. I wish it was easier (edit) So, with RAID enabled on all the drives in the bios, and using version 6.86 nvraid floppy f6 method, xp setup detected the RAID 0 array, and each partition, so I used those with Nlite and BINGO BANGO... Some of the other drivers would only detect a C drive and some unused space. Decided to use the latest version that would find all of the partitions. Thanks again for your time, even though I wasn't able to do this the first day with Nlite, eventually I got it done with Nlite.
  2. The nvraid 6.53? floppy was a no go, windows xp setup didn't see a hard drive after loading the drivers off the floppy... oh well. Now to take all these files/drivers/applications over to my brothers computer One of the versions of the nvidia chipset pack download gives me a list of drives for the txtsetup portion of xp install, I'll try that one with Nlite after I figure out which version it was. Now I gotta go read the whql signed driver preperation guide
  3. The last time I have manually edited these SIF files was in July 2005 and I didn't backup them. The actual TXTSETUP.SIF and WINNT.SIF files of my nLited XP CD wouldn't help you at all, because a ) they contain a lot of other informations which are not useful for you and b ) the WHQL driver integration method needs some other modifications done by nLite. Thanks again, I'm trying both of the methods with the 6.53 raid driver floppy "minus raid tool" and the raidtreamer needs dot net as well, so I can't use it, that is untill I can get all these drivers and my cdburner in my brothers computer
  4. OK, so I tried the Vista beta nvraid pack this morning and got the following from the xp txt setup mode, "setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer." I got this once the first time I tried to install xp, when I didn't use any NVraid floppy. I still don't have access to my brothers computer to do the Nlite setup disc, but apparently my install disc is working correctly, other than it didn't apear to load the vista pack drivers, or they are incompatible with my FAT 32 partitions? Can you help with the txtsetup.sif and winnt.sif files for the whql certified drivers?
  5. I've been reading a bunch of other guides that talk about the sif file's and it looks like using notepad to mess with the txtsetup.sif and winnt.sif answer file is likely to cause problems that won't show themselfs till after running the install disc and since I don't have VMware or any other auditing tools I don't want to wind up with a stack of coasters. I'll try making the discs using the legacy install I've been working on but I'm going to use the Nlite tool on my brothers computer as soon as I can to make discs according to the guide in post 1. I appreciate your time and effort in helping me with the legacy disc preperation, I will check back here later for help if I run into anymore problems; Thanks for everything.
  6. Ah, you had already opened the DEPLOY.CAB file.Run the SETUPMGR.EXE file. Look here for further details: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314472/en-us I tried, but it doesn't run in windows 9x says it needs windows nt with sp4 and some version if IE
  7. yes, I ment to type I don't know what tool to use in the deploy.cab, I open it up and those are the contents, I don't have any idea which one to use. sorry, I was in a hurry while editing and left out a bunch of my qeustioin. [edit] also, I have tried some of the .exe's in the support folder and they fail to run or install because I'm not running xp, can I create a winnt.sif file using notepad? save the file as winnt.txt then rename it to .sif?
  8. Thanks, I will use the current legacy path I have now for the winnt.sif file I'm not sure what tool to use in the support folder, I don't have deply.cab here's whats in there; cvtarea.exe deploy.chm factory.exe oformat.com readme.txt ref.chm setupcl.exe setupmgr.exe sysprep.exe wfinf_guide.doc I tried ISO builder 3 but it fails on my current 9x os because it needs windows xp/2000
  9. I am at a stop with the maximum pc guide regarding the winnt.sif file do I need to create this for the pnp oem install or is that not needed for the "legacy" type installation? here's their isntructions for the winnt.sif file
  10. Thanks, I also have the txtsetup.oem info from the vista beta nvpack that is slightly different from your txtsetup.sif info; is it of any use? [edit] ok I have added the info from above into the txtsetup.sif file in the i386 folder, and have copied both .sys files into the i386 folder. I will let you know how the vista beta nvraid slipstream disc goes etc. I have also downloaded the tool you mentioned in your message and will try that with the signed drivers.
  11. Working on the LEGACY vista beta 2 nvpack slipstream disc I have the following subfolder structure; c:\xpcd\$OEM$\$1\drivers\legacy\ disk1 idecoi.dll nvatabus.inf nvatabus.sys nvcoi.dll nvide.nvu nvraid.inf nvraid.sys nvraidco.dll nvuide.exe txtsetup.oem The guide says to copy the .sys file into the c:\xpcd\i386 folder. Do I copy both nvatabus.sys and nvraid.sys?
  12. Hello Fernando, after a great deal of installing and rebooting, f6-ing, rebooting etc and finally searching on google I found your thread with all the good info. I read about 18-25 pages and then finally skipped to the last page so I could post my question... Can you help me setup the slipstream disc without using Nlite? I tried to send you a message with my system information and what I have prepaired but I don't know if it went through. It doesn't show up in my sent box. The motherboard is an Nforce4 chipset nfk8mc with NVRAID or mediashield? bios 5.5 I have prepaired my raid array "RAID 0" Used my SATA drive MFG's setup disc to pre-format and partition the RAID ARRAY into several partitions. I Have set my bios all accordingly, so that the RAID array is set to boot etc.. I have copied all my xp pro sp2 cd contents into xpcd folder on the Root of my C drive and have created the $oem$\$1\drivers sub tree within the xpcd folder I have downloaded and unpacked the vista beta2 nforce pack for "legacy" drivers and have also downloaded several versions of nvidia chipset packs, in hopes of using new whql signed drivers. I am willing to try both, but I am unable to run the Nlite program on my current windows 9x OS I have a guide for a boot disc using nero, have nero, cdburner etc.. I need help doing it all manually, if it is possible. PM me if you have AIM to help me create the necesarry adjustments, folder/file structures etc.. EDIT!~ I went back to google to find more info on making a slipstream disc and found; this guide http://www.maximumpc.com/article/How-To--S...XP-installation I am following the instructions there to make the subfolders that will contain the RAID drivers indicated in post1. First I want to make a slipstream disc using the "LEGACY" drivers, I think I can do that using the info in post1 and the maximumpc guide. I also want to make an additional slipstream disc using the signed drivers. So, I may need help seting up either disc, but most likely I will need help setting up the disc with signed drivers. Thanks in advance.