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Sata/raid not working on ASUS M2N MB

I have ASUS M2N mb with 500gig SATA Seagate w/XP. Wanted to add 2-75gig Seagates (raid0) from old box. Hooked them up, enabled nVidia RAID in the bios, and none of the drives are recognized, not even the non-raid XP drive. If I disable nVidia RAID, all drives are seen, XP boots, but of course I can't access the 75gig drives. I think maybe I needed RAID drivers installed at the time I installed XP, is there a way to do this after the fact? I don't want to muck up anything that I already have on my main drive. THANKS!

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You may need to set up the RAID array before it will be detected. Look in the BIOS and see if there is a way to set up the RAID array there. If there isn't, watch as the PC boots up and see if there is an option to go into the RAID settings before windows starts. You may need to actually create an array before it will be seen.

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