here is the deal: - I got two new hard drives (working as RAID-0), then had some problems installing windows (ME, and finaly XP) but everything went good. Then I wanted to do a clean start, so I've deleted the partions through the fdisk, and have set my RAID properties. Then I created a portion on a disk, but cannot format it. It stops in the middle of format, and then quits, and shows a message saying it cann't format because of a read error. Any suggestions? I just need the portion to be formated! - does it go any simpler?