Thanks to any who were going to answer the original post, but it is not necessary. I am taking a different approach to the whole situation...
Hello!!! I have two new hd's in my computer and I am looking to setup a RAID 0 config with them. The hard drives are new and the system has yet to have an OS installed. When the system boots, the BIOS recognizes the RAID controller and allows me to setup the config. Then it proceeds to boot from the Windows cd with the option of pressing F6 if third party RAID or SCSI drivers are needed. After the OS gets through it's early steps, I'm supposed to press "S" to let it know I have drivers to install. However, when I do that it tells me it can't find a floppy drive to install the OEM drivers. My problem is that I don't have a floppy drive and I have been pulling my hair out trying to figure out how to get my USB key to be recognized as a floppy (or anything else if it helps) to be able to copy the RAID controller drivers onto it and then install in the early stages of the OS install. I have read online about floppy disk images, the HP USB floppy tool, etc. I consider myself a lower intermediate level of computer knowledge. I have been trying (I won't say how long, it's embarassing...) on my own to get this, but I can't. If someone can help me through this it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading this far.
AMD Athlon XP 2800 (Barton)
Maxtor Diamondmax 16 300Gb x2
SIIG USB 2.0+1394+UltraATA 133 Raid
Viewsonic VA1912wb 19" LCD
Sandisk Titanium 512MB usb key