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  1. Well I followed your steps as directed and VICTORY! I loaded windows on without a problem from the nlite cd. I haven't had a chance to load updated drivers, windows updates or anything else yet but at least the windows installation seemed to go ok. Thank you so much for all of your help.
  2. Well I tried this and the same thing happens. However, I know the original xp cd is ok because I can install that on a single drive when I disable RAID. My guess is that the nlite cd's that I have made (I went through the process a few times) are ok, but for some reason the computer doesn't seem to like it when I try to load the os in RAID mode. Perhaps this will give you a better idea as to a direction I should take. I know RAID works on this computer because that is the way it was set up when I got it, but this is driving me insane. I could just set it up without RAID but I would prefer not to do that.
  3. Additional questions:1. Have you set the RAID array as bootable? 2. Is the RAID in the top position of the BIOS "HARD DISK BOOT PRIORITY" settings? The answer is yes to both questions. I appreciate the responses so far as they have been somewhat helpful, but I'm still at a loss as to what to try next.
  4. Fernando, I'll try to answer your questions in order. Chipset is 750slispp sata drives are in raid mode and shown as healthy cd dvd is not connected via sata There is no overclocking. RAM is OK I will try another drive. i will also try a bootable usb stick
  5. Is it possible, that you have more than 3 GB of RAM? If yes, remove 1 stick and try the XP installation again. Only 2gb ram. Not sure what else to try. I have tried to go through the whole process twice to no avail.
  6. I did as you suggested by creating the folders in the root of the hdd. I have created the customized boot cd with the drivers and now it will not boot from the cd. I have checked the boot devices (and proper order) and the bios version and everything is as it should be. I can install the custom cd in a cd drive on another computer and it will give me the welcome to windows xp screen so I know it's on there. When I try to install windows from the cd I get the message "inspecting current hardware configuration and then the screen goes blank. Not sure where to go from here. Any additional help would be greatly appreciated.
  7. I am using the original official windows disk and was following the nlite instructions. Every screen I have seen during the nlite process looks exactly like the instructions until then. I can rename the file, but the bigger issue is that windows keeps telling me that nlite has encountered a problem and needs to close so I can't finish burning the new install cd.
  8. I have tried to do this as described step by step but seem to be having two issues. The first is that when I go to actually create the bootable disk the information will not fit onto a cd. I could use a dvd, but that doesn't sound correct. The other is that I get an error message saying that the filename is too long. (too many characters) When I tell it to continue, it says it is complete and gives me the option to burn to a disc. When I click to start burning the disk it says nlite has encountered a problem and needs to close. I haven't gotten to the point where I have a bootable cd. Please help! Rick