Here are the facts: the computer will not boot to the sata drives. I acquired the computer from someone who got annoyed with it too. It was running three sata drives with a raid mirroring set on. the third drive looks like it was doing nothing but sucking energy. The guy who had it obviously messed with it, the raid was turned off for the HDDs. so i turned that on, raid says its not okay. I tried to re-set it up with a raid stripe system using the two (working) HDDs. (this was after i already tried to re-install windows. Then put in windows re-install disc (courtesy of dell, yes it's a dell) and i get through the whole set-up process, until it comes to starting windows. then it sits and sits telling me it's starting windows (for the actual installation). Any Hints, tricks, or ideas would be appreciated.