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Grimson
12-28-01, 11:33 AM
format then delete the array, correct ?? After the format then rebuild the array and install like normal ?? This is the first time I will be formatting since I started using RAID.

TIA

Faust
12-28-01, 02:05 PM
actually, its the other way around..... delete the array, rebuild the array, FDISK, then FORMAT. deleting/rebuilding the array will destroy any and all FAT/partition information, so normal disk prep utilities should be done last.

Grimson
12-28-01, 02:10 PM
ok, thanks. that's why I ask b4 I do things. ;)

downhill
12-28-01, 09:02 PM
LOL....my last crash, I did it the hard way. I connected each drive to the primary IDE port and formated it. It might have been the long way around, but it worked.