Right thanks guys, i tried that repair. It gets stuff done in pre OS setup and then reboots. All looks to be going well, and then on "installing windows - installing devices" it hangs at 34mins. Has been hanging there since last night.
Do you think the drives knackered when i had the power cut??? I've got two spare IDE RAID sockets left, i'm going to try and install windows again on some new drives. Such a pain. :o(
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