Problem setting up raid on Intel DP55WB using Sony USB Floppy

MonziBoy
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I have an Intel P55WB "Whitesburg" mobo Im trying to setup with raid, using XP SP2. Went into the BIOS and selected the raid 1mirror option and enabled the USB function to allow USB devices to boot first. On boot I select F6 to specify the controller (ICH8R, ICH9r etc.), and it accepts my choice, it then continues until it gets to the bit where it wants me to load the raid driver. Its at this stage that I no longer have the ability to select the enter option, although I can select the F3 option to abort the install. Its almost as though the sony usb floppy drive has lost power, and there is no other way to load these drivers as the board does not have an onboard floppy controller. Would it make any difference that the floppy is plugged into the front USB on the chassis?

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Commented:
you can try but i don't think it will change something. Maybe a better solution would be to prepare XP installation disk with this raid driver integrated?

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How can I do that, as the raid installation comes up before you even begin installing windows, and it also only wants the driver loaded from a floppy disk.
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Sorry, already tried that without success. Spoke to a mate of mine just after I posted this, and he suggested n-Lite too. Doing exactly the same thing with the USB, except it does it when it asks you which partition you want to install Windows on to now.

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to be honest i don't quite get it. Once again you have a mobo that has a raid you won't to install win XP with SP2 on it right? and the problem is that XP doesn't show you the disks? Yes?

If so, then you need the floopy to provide the drivers to show the raid disk in installation. But if you integrate the drivers with installation cd you don't need floppy any more.
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Thanks for all your help, but found out that the copy of XP I used initially had a fault on it. I created a new iso and it went through without a hitch.

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