12 December 2003, 05:52 AM
I ordered broadband service from streamyx, and they came to install the modem and the dialer. The modem is just a USB connection, with no need for a driver. The dialer software installed halfway, and just hangs. Then, my PC would hang each time I tried to reboot--until it told me that a system file was corrupted. I tried to repair Windows 2000 Pro, and it didn't work. Finally, I reinstalled Windows, and tried installing the dailer again, and it worked. BUT, when I tried to reinstall the driver for my RAID-0, the same thing happened again--the PC now tells me that ntdetect cannot detect Windows on my PC.
My educated guess is that somehow, Streamyx's dailer software conflicts with my RAID-0 driver--and it causes a corruption in my Windows system files.
So, what can I do about this? Either cancel my broadband service and live without it, or give up my RAID-0, which contains one 80 GB harddrive, and one 200 GB harddrive? (I have two 40 GB drives that are not on RAID-0, and one of them is the main drive for Windows). The tech support at Streamyx are pretty clueless, so I don't expect them to be able to solve this.