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#1 90awdturbo

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 11:28 AM

A computer I built for my mother a while ago has been running into some issues booting up. Sometimes it boots up just fine, other times the Raid array fails but after I unplug the beast for a minute or so it'll boot back up(it'll show one of the two hd's failed, sometimes both). I'm not hearing any clicking from either hard drive and it detects them both fine... it will also throw a blue screen every once in a while, say once a month. Specs are Biostar TP55 motherboard, i3 processor, ddr3 1600, 2 Seagate 250GB running in raid 0.

I'd like to blame the hard drives but am reluctant... could it be a faulty motherboard or could can a raid array simply fail? I appreciate any input!

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 11:29 AM

Any reason why your mother would need a RAID set up?

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 11:41 AM

She deserves the best.
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Posted 14 November 2010 - 11:42 AM

In all honesty I would recommend disabling the RAID 0, and using one drive for backup and one drive for everything else. It would make computing easier and troubleshooting a breeze. What is the best for you isn't the best for everyone.

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 01:45 PM

I don't give up that easy, however if need be I can always resort to that. Anyone have any ideas of what could be causing the issue?
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Posted 14 November 2010 - 05:16 PM

Are all the drivers updated, along with the system BIOS?

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 12:34 PM

Hmm the drivers are up to date however I haven't updated the BIOS yet... I'll try that this coming weekend.
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Posted 22 November 2010 - 01:34 PM

Just wanted to give an update since i've fixed the problem. I downloaded Microsoft Management Console and removed the current error by selected the correct HD and clicking, "set as normal". I haven't had any issues with the PC not booting since so hopefully it's a long term fix.
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