I recently went through a large upgrade and am currently experiencing some random reboots. after reboot Windows gives me a message similar to: "Windows XP recovered from a severe error" and goes onto explain that it is a driver conflict. This is my machine, things in green are new: ABit VT7 - is the via PT880 chipset pentium 4 HT 512 cache 3GB ram - 2x1GB sticks, 2x512MB - sticks are same speed 3200 but by different manufacturers. 2 IDE hardrives 2 SATA 150 hardrives - setup in raid 0 before the green stuff I had no difficulties. NVIDA graphics card 2 or 3 other pci cards After connecting my SATA drives on boot-up my machine dispalys a message saying "hit TAB to configure RAID" it's much earlier than the XP initialization. So using this very basic configurator I setup the raid 0. And on entering XP everything appeared to work fine. I could format/partition/mount my drives with no problem. Heres where things got strange. I decided the right thing to do was to upgrade my drivers so I downloaded the newest SATA RAID drivers for my chipset: http://www.viaarena.com/default.aspx?PageID=420&OSID=1&CatID=1180&SubCatID=143 This is when i started experiencing the random reboots. So I unistalled the VIA software. I can't be 100% sure my machine is currently stable only that I haven't had a random reboot in the 3 days since. Whats very bizar is I still get windows messages saying "new hardware found SATA RAID" and prompts me that no driver was found and to give path to correct driver, I don't want to install the driver so I cancel out. My question is why are my SATA RAID drives still working with no windows driver, and how does it work that I have a RAID configuration screen pre-XP booting? Also Can I/(do i want to) get rid of the new hardware message?