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I have a computer which has a raid 0 with 2 hard drives

When i installed Vista on the computer it worked fine, saw the raid setup and allowed me to install quickly

But like most people i hated vista so i decided to install XP Pro instead, this involved me having to get a RAID & SATA driver floppy for it to recognise my hard drives

The Install goes fine, but when the computer restarts it always comes up with Disk Read Error

I have used 3 copy's of xp and none of them have worked always comes up with the same error, but when i installed Vista back on it works fine

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Have you re-installed the driver for XP yet? – D'Arvit Sep 14 '09 at 10:10

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Try integrating the SATA/RAID drivers directly onto the XP installation disc with nLite. That way, you won't have to hit F6 to install the drivers from the floppy, but if for whatever reason Windows needs the drivers during the install (e.g. before the first reboot when it is copying the files), it has them.

I know many will be skeptical of this idea, but I highly recommend you give it a shot - it solved a similar problem of mine in the past.

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But how is that different to just loading the drivers using F6 – admintech Sep 14 '09 at 14:12
I tried it last night, used nlite and added the raid sata drivers that were included with the motherboard cd The same thing happened, installed fine, but on restart comes up with Disk Read Error Installed Vista and loaded up fine – admintech Sep 15 '09 at 8:36
What motherboard do you have? What drivers are you using? – Breakthrough Sep 15 '09 at 11:09
Asus striker motherboard, im using the drivers that came with the motherboard CD – admintech Sep 15 '09 at 11:56
to be more specific - Asus Striker Extreme nForce 680 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard – admintech Sep 15 '09 at 11:59

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