I'm working on an alienware desktop with an X58 chipset (ICH10R sata raid controller) and the person wants his single OS drive to be converted to a RAID 1 mirror with the 2 new drives he bought (2x 500g WD sata drives)
This procedure assumes you have Windows 7 (I think Vista has some of these keys also).
- Start the machine with the restore disk.
- Bring up the command prompt window (somewhere in the options; its been a while...).
- Type start regedit
- Navigate the registry to the following keys, and change the value of Start in the rightmost pane (usually from 3) to 0.
- Reboot (make sure the internet is connected as Windows boots, as I've had suggested that sometimes it automatically downloads extra drivers for RAID mode).