First you generally configure the RAID controller in the CMOS (the "Hit <key> to enter setup" at bootup). Then when you're installing Windows, right at the beginning it'll ask you if you need to load any special drivers. Hit the key it says to, and use the driver floppy you should have gotten for using SATA with Windows setup.
After that, it should be pretty straight forward. Of course usually it's round about this time that Windows loves doing something completely unexpected and defying all logic. So be ready for a journey into the world of stupid Windows tricks. Also, when you get things back up and going, you might want to consider looking into the program MediaPlayer Classic. It's a tiny little freeware media player app that puts Windows Media Player to complete shame.
Machine: Voodoo 3.0 with Pentium 4 (HT)
Video card: GT6800
Audio Card: Audigy 2 ZS
RAM 1 gig
Operating system: Windows XP SP2
Hard drives: 2 WD Raptors in RAID 0 config as drive C. One WD 120 gig as drive D
Reformatting with RAID 0 config
How do you reformat a RAID 0 config with two SATA Raptors?
I have an ASUS P4C800-E mobo. I have two WD Raptor HDs
installed in a RAID 0 configuration. Two weeks ago I lost Windows Media Player 10 for no apparent reason (wife vacuuming too close to the 'puter, etc.). I tried to get helf from my computer mfr, Voodoo but it is out of the hardware warranty(barely) and they seem to have lost all interest in helping me. In desperation I allowed MS to bill me $35.00 for fee based support. I have now been talking (or trying to) Indian reps for nearly two weeks now and I am still down. We have tried to rollback 10, no luck, rollback failed and everything else they can think of. I still get the same message when I attempt to play WMP....No error code, just "We are sorry for the inconvenience but we must close not". I have downloaded the latest drivers for my Audigy 2 ZS, the 6800GT Video card and the codecs. Nothing works so I then decided to reformat my two C drives and reinstall Windows. The MS reps could not, or would not, tell me how to do this since I have the RAID 0 configuration. They say they don't know what will happen if I try to reload Windows because when we have tried this before, and I am told to hit F6 to load the Promise 378 controller, it copies the floppy but then can not find a bootable drive. So, in desperation I want to reformat the two drives and start all over. Now the question....U thought I would never get to it....specificially what do I boot from...I have Windows XP and Windows 98 boot disks, in order to get to the old C prompt that I use to use in the past to reformat. Then after I reformat I assume I use the ASUS installation disk to set up the RAID ) configuration? Or is this necessary since my BIOS is already set for that arrangement? Sorry to be so long winded but no help from Voodoo and a language barrier with MS leaves me completely frustrated and almost ready to buy a Dell dude!