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F6 during install - not working

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Could anyone give me a suggestion as to how to fix this problem?

I'm trying to install my RAID O drivers for a Silicon Image 2x Seagate 250gb RAID O setup. Everything has gone to plan up until promt to press F6 during windows install (have tried Home and XP) I do so and nothing happens (I have configured the RAID in BIOS fine and have a floppy with the nessisary driver). Nothing happens and it'll always progress to the point where windows informs me that I have no HDD installed or that there is a problem and asks me to insert the Nvidia driver floppy (which I don't have).

What could be the problem here? I tried a different keyboard to rule out the obvious, even tried another XP CD (1 home, 1 pro).

Hope this is clear as to what the problem is...


Here are my specs if it helps (let me know if further information would help):

AMD X2 3600+, ASUS Premium MB, 2gb XMS corsair, XFX 7950 gt, CD-R and DVD-R drives, 2x 250gb SATA HDD (RAID 0)

Using Silicon Image RAID controller (could also use Nvidia one) for RAID setup

Have tried both XP Home and XP Pro, would prefer Pro (if solution differs).
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what mobo?
A8n-sli ?
After enabling the RAID in the BIOS, did you reboot and enter the Raid utility, F10
Here is what I did: Did you try the onboard Nvidia raid controller?
I use the Asus A8N-SLI mobo with raid "0" for my two HDs and had no problems, even with a fresh install. Like you stated, I entered the BIOS and under the advanced options>onboard devices config>NVRAID Config> I enabled RAID, then Selected the IDE or SATA drives. Next reboot, and hit F10 to enter the RAID Utility, then select what type of volumes you want (striping/mirroring)..then I installed windows with the driver disk...
I used the onboard Nvidia Raid Controller. If you already had all of this worked out, then I have no clue why the 'F6' to install third party Raid option won't work.
I used the onboard nvidia controller with no problems. Just make sure you have the correct Raid driver disk..... I had to do a fresh install and believe I had to use the disk. I made it from the mobo support cd. I would give it a shot....
Your guess is as good as mine....:)
I have read up on this and from what I found, the Nvidia controller is faster too. See ya around.
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