Originally posted by: black_zion Take the installation CD, find the RAID drivers, put them on a USB Flash drive, during XP setup press F8 to install the third party RAID driver, point it to your flash drive.
XP cannot handle USB drives during installation. Only floppy disk can be used. Alternative solution: use nLite and integrate the drivers.
First: The RAID drivers are only needed if you are using RAID. Using 2 HDDs doesn't make it RAID, it's something exotic most people don't use. As you don't seem to know what it is either, it's not likely that you have a RAID setup. Just ignore this part of the manual and proceeed with the installation.
Second: According to msi.com, your motherboard doesn't even support RAID, so you certainly do not have a RAID setup. The manual is probably written for multiple motherboards and have generic instructions. Once again, ignore the RAID part of it.
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 810 @ 3250MHz | RAM: Kingmax 2x2GB DDR2 800 @ 833MHz| MoBo: MSI K9A2 CF v1.0 (BIOS: 1.D)| GPU: Asus HD 6850 1024MB (DirectCu) @ 850/1100MHz | Display: L24FHD | PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad | OS: MS Windows 7 Pro x64
CPU: Pentium 4 Northwood S478 @ 3200MHz | RAM: 1,5GB DDR 400| MoBo: Gigabyte GA-8S661FXMP-RZ | GPU: ASUS Radeon X1650 Pro 256MB | Display: Dimarson 19" CRT | PSU: Noname 400W | OS: MS Windows XP Pro