Raid fdisk/format problem weird!!

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pyros88legend

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I'm haveing some trouble trying to get my computer back in order.any help would be greatly appriated as im going insane.

first I was running 2, 40 G IBM drives in stripe mode. and then some horrible things happend and i had to format. After formating some more horrible things happened. here is where i am now. after getting the correct bios version and a new chip MSI sent me my onboard RAID is ok. i have win 98 and a non-bootable XP. i would prefer to put on XP if i could.

Right now everything appears to be ok in the RAID controller, but i cannot format my hardrive (80 gigs striped). It will say formating a 10 g and then fail. I have the newest FDISK. but im guessing it is because FAT32 dosnt go that big. so i want to go all NTFS now or anything to get this working.

there is nothing on the hardrives right now. how would i go about useing some sort of boot disc to put on NTFS and then setup the XPcd in dos????. or could i partition a whole bunch of FAT32's? and install windows 98 and then upgrade to Xp. and convert over to NTFS ??. what is the largest size i can go in dos with a Win98 boot disc. or i have a ultimate boot disk that has alot of cool things on it.
 

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