My original Motherboard died (Gigabyte GA-8PENXP rev 1.0) which had the Silicon Image SATA Raid chipset.
I have two Seagate 80G hard drives in RAID0 configuration with XP Pro.
The new M/B is a Gigabyte GA-8I915P duo pro and has a VIA raid chipset. (Arriving Tonight!)
Will I have problems if I just plug the drives in and boot up? due to;
1. Changing M/B chipsets (915P)
2. Changing to LGA P4 3.2ghz (Original was P4 3.2 475 pin)
3. Different raid controller.
Or is it as simple as booting from my XP cd and repairing the existing windows operating system (and loading the new driver for the VIA raid chipset)? - If I can remember which HD was #0 and which one was #1 - the old M/B sata plugs dont indicate which is which!.
I desperatly need all the information on these hard drives (MY backup hard disk also died two days before the M/B and CPU!!) and don't want to destroy the data by trail and error.
I assuming XP will complain and ask to register again since it is a major hardware change!