Gotcha. Well I would try that, but It gives me the error before it even load the windows CD. Sometimes if I slide the CD in just before the 2nd Alienware flash screen it will say "Press any key to boot to CD..." but the one time it allowed me to press F6 it did not see the floppy drive attached so I was unable to load the RAID drivers. Then later it saw the drive but it never let me get back to the ability to pres F6. So I took the drives out, I plugged them into my desktop ran windows XP install on one and ran a normal format on the other plugged them back into the laptop hoping that it would at least load better so that I could run another install over the top, but when I press the power button now, it sits silently for a min with a few humm and haaa's then it sounds like it's starting up like normal but nothing shows up on the screen... I tried to start it up with the windows CD still nothing... I am tired I will try more tomorrow I guess :-(
Thanks for the help and any other suggestions you may have driouis!!