Hi, I'm trying to install xp to an 80gb striped volume. It won't work because it is not a boot volume. The diskpart 'retain' won't because its not basic. Is there a way around this? Can I just change it back to a basic disk, install xp and then convert to dynamic, then make it striped? Heres some info on my system: http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/2083/image1qm.jpg Cheers.