you needed the sm bus emulator to make the gigabit network card work. when you get to the screen or maybe the screen before this
**TO continue the current upgrade, press ENTER
*TO cancel the current upgrade and install new version of microsoft windows prss F10
To exit setup without installing Microsof windows, press F3R
hit esc. now you can delete the partitions. delete it. create a new one.
please get rid of the raid setup. that's your problem. they are not reliable. if you run raid, run it on 2 10-15 gig drives
149gb drive is a 160 gig drive. that's normal. I have one.
when you are done installing windows run the nvidia setup files. don't head to add new hardware use the .inf files, because these nvidia chipsets (I have a dfi board and an asus one ) require some drivers (like the sm bus) to be install first before you can install other drivers