I am running the following rig;
Asus A8V Motherboard (bios revision 0218)
Socket 939 AMD 3200
1GB Kingston DDR 3200 in Dual Channel
And an 80 GB WD IDE drive
I recently plugged in 2 Maxtor Diamondmax 10 80GB SATA drives. (removed the WD IDE drive of course)
Started the system, went to the Asus raid Utility and set up the drives as a Raid 0, 16 KB byte size array.
Put in my raid driver floppy disk (downloaded from the Asus site) and strated my windows XP install (XP pro with SP2)
Hit F6 to specify manufacturer raid drivers. It goes fine, finds the driver and continues. Designate the drive (it shows the two drives as a single 156 gb partition) and format it to NTFS.
So far so good. Windows begins to copy files and stops with the message "windows cannot copy viasraid.sys" and that's it for the install.
I have created multiple floppy disks, verified that the viasraid.sys file is there with everything else, still no dice. Asus tech support maintains that it is a bad floppy drive, as a result, I bought a new floppy, installed it and the same thing happens. I have tested the floppy in another system and it works with no problems.
What are my options? Do I have to somehow slipstream the drivers into my XP Pro install disk, and if so how do I do that as SP2 was slipstreamed onto it originally?