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  1. Fernando, Just wanted to say what an excellent job you do keeping us updated with these! But just out of curosity, I realize you mention this newest chipset driver package is compatible with nForce4 chipsets and some may use it "who always want the newest drivers," but... What, if any benefits/advantages does this latest package provide to Win XP or is it merely an upgrade path for Vista users that also happens to be compatible with XP?
  2. Greetings Fernando, I performed the nLite nVRaid as clearly stated at the begining of this thread and I believe it worked as intended. Since I haven't installed all my hard drives yet I am not completely sure if it worked as I only installed with minimum hardware (video, ram, dvd, memory). However, I did notice after booting into WinXP the device manager indicated several items with yellow exclamation marks next to them. I didn't write them down but as I recall there were about 4, one had "bridge" in it and another one may have had "smbus" and one with an "unknown device." The good news is I manually installed the "nForce4_amd_6.70_winxp2k_english.exe" driver along with the "84.21_forceware_winxp2k_english_whql.exe" and all the exclamation marks disappeared. At the end of your Driver-Integration-Method process you state; "Then you can integrate the other nForce drivers (SMBus, Ethernet etc.) as "normal drivers". Only users with an nForce4 system may take them out of the same NVIDIA chipset package they used for the integration of the SataRaid drivers." Question, would the integration of these other nForce drivers eliminate the exclamation marks and the need for manual installation of the drivers? If so, could you either list the directories and the proper nLite integration procedure, such as integrate drivers using the "multiple or single driver folder" option or possibly point me where I can find it? I would guess one sub folder should include the \LAN\Ethernet but since some files were pulled from the Legacy and SATA_IDE subfolders (as stated in the procedure) I am not sure to include them? Grateful for your help.
  3. Thanks Fernando, I have an order in for additional drives and will let you know how it works out. BTW, regarding the screen prompt at the begining of WinXP requesting the user to hit F6 and have a floppy available with the drivers. Even during an unattended install using the "Default/Hide" setting this should be ignored, correct? Thanks again for your help
  4. Just want to add how great this program is. Prior to accidently discovering it I was spending weeks trying to manually confiure an unattended Windows 2000/XP install using a tutorial I found at PCStats, what a nightmare! Anyway, here is my question - I've just put together a new system with the following hardware: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ / Scythe Ninja Plus / OCZ (1GBx2) PC3200 DDR DIMM Dual Channel Platinum / Asus A8N-SLI Premium / Phoenix-Award v1008 /eVGA 7800 GT CO / WD Raptor 74GB / 2X WD CaviarRE2 400GB / Plextor PX-716A / NEC ND-3550A / Mitsumi 7-in-1 + Floppy FD-FA404M / Thermaltake 680W W0049RUC / NZXT LEXA / Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS According to the Asus/Nvidia manuals, Nvidia only supports Raid-0, 1, 0+1 and JBOD. If I want to setup a Raid-5 array, I need to use the Silicon Image (Marvel) drivers which I understand from a number of sources are less desirable. Be that as it may, it leaves me with little choice. So the big question is has anyone successfully integrated these into a slipstream WinXP install? Thanks