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Old 01-21-2005, 12:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Will A Raid setup in winXP dissapper if WinXP Drive formatted???

I have Win XP running off a SATA RAID (Drive C), however I also have an IDE RAID (Drive D) which I setup using windows Disk Management. Now I wish to format Drive C to install a fresh copy of WinXP again. If I do this will the RAID i setup using windows on the IDE drives (Drive D) disappear? as this is where i want to put all the documents and files i wanna keep. HELP ME!

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Old 01-21-2005, 01:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Need a little more information.....

Are you using hardware RAID or a form of software RAID?

If this is hardware RAID, it shouldn't mess with anything, be sure to add the drivers for both RAID controllers by pressing F6 during the beginning of setup to add mass storage controllers.

When you're selecting what partitions to blow away/format, check and double check what you're doing..... don't wanna blow away the partition on your IDE RAID by mistake. If you have any incling of making a mistake, back up your data to CD-R or DVD-R prior to rerunning setup.

If on the other hand you're running Software RAID controlled by windows, the disks will be lost because of software disk signatures.

Good Luck, feel free to email me if you want more detailed info!
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