Someone help out a newb, I'll explain
After going through and setting a partition on my 2 36GB Western Digital Raptors in Raid0 (Was NTFS previously), I took the 3rd disc out and rebooted. After this I got a screen that says nothing more then "GRUB" with no options to select or anything. Nothing but a blinking cursor. I tried every command I could think of, keyboard was unresponsive. Initially I had writen the new MBR on another drive that my Windows installation plus a whole bunch of other stuff is on (Seagate 120GB barracuda). I popped the fedora install disc back in and rebooted and went back into the installation screen but selected "Upgrade". This allowed me to go in and change some of the grub boot loader options, however when I got done with that I got an error about since there were no package changes that the boot loader changes would not be applied, hit ok to restart.
So then I reboot again, this time I go to new installation, and I attempt to install fedora on my on my RAID again. This time, however i notice that its showing both drives individually, and not as a whole. I scroll up and see something about LVM and 70GB. I suspect this is the actual RAID drive I want to install on, but after I select the home directoy and parition size I get an error saying it can't be installed on an LVM drive. So I end up selecting the first drive in the raid array (I think) which shows as sbda1 from what I remember. So, this time I set grub to make the boot record in the beginning of the install drive. After the install was done I rebooted into the BIOS and changed the boot device from the other Windows installation hard drive, to the RAID array I just got done installing fedora on. I reboot again, and this time I just get a blank screen, not even grub. Sooo I reboot again this time changing the boot device back to the one I originally got GRUB on. Same thing, I get a screen that says GRUB with no other options and the keyboard is unresponsive. I let it sit for probably 10 minutes or so and it didn't change so I dont think it was trying to boot. My system is fairly fast, 2.2GHz AMD socket 940 FX51 processor on an Asus SK8V motherboard.
So, then after figuring I wasn't going to get anywheres with Fedora I popped in my WindowsXP disk and did the automated system recovery, figuring it would fix my master boot reccord and get me back where I can go into windows, well the thing still was hanging at GRUB. Then I rebooted again, went into the windows repair console. I did chkdsk and everything was ok, did fixmbr and it said that there was a problem with it and it would need to be repaired, so I did that. Then I rebooted again, this time I got my normal windows bootup screen. However about half way through when it goes to check through all the drives it gets to where the RAID array was and it has about 2 lines worth of error code and it says "Beginning windows setup" in which case I'm brought to the prompt where I have re-install my windows OS. I did not want to go over my original installation so I set a seperate directory. About half way through the installation crashed and out of frustation I turned the tower off and went to bed at about 2:00AM this morning.
All that being said and done, I dont know what the problem is. I just want to be able to get back on and read my email/surf and have all my data. At this point in time I dont care which OS I'm using as long as I'm able to get online with my dialup modem and do what I need. I would prefer that the Windows OS remain so that I can dualboot and switch inbetween the two but it seems like everything is seriously screwed up. I'm not at home now so I can't really give you any exact error messages. But give me all the ideas/questions you have and I'll take notes and answer what I can.