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How To Completely Delete Raid?


Can somebody please tell me how i completely delete raid , because i have a built pc with win xp , intel motherboard d955xbk and pentium d with win xp pro with raid but its almost impossible to install win 7, so i decide to delete completely raid and then install win 7 in only one hard drive and then download intel matrix store manager to make my raid 0 from that program ( after the installation of win 7) i had tried to disable or delete raid but every time that i do it these ways , and reboot the system it say that there is not hard drives to install the os , i was wondering if there is a way to reset cmos or bios , i dont know , please help me

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