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Raid Disk Failed now won't get recognized

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#1 Johnny 5 Alive

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 10:43 PM

I had to identical 80GB Seagate SATA drives set up as a Raid, don't remember the number but they were a mirror of each other and Win XP Pro was on them, one was drive C and the start up. They were drives 3 & 4 in BIOS I had 2 IDE drives as 1 & 2. MOBO is ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe. Something failed on drive C, set BIOS to non RAID connected the mirror drive I believe that it was designated J changing the drive letter to C so the registry would still function. Some things still see that drive as J most don't including the system hardware.

I would like to put the drive back in the system, but each time I reconnect it the system either fails to start or takes 20 minutes to start and then nothing works correctly or spontaneous. I suspect that the system is seeing both drives as C and therefor goes nuts trying to figure out which one is the real C drive.

I have since installed Win 7 on a logical portion of one of the other drives. I have not tried to connect that drive using Win 7.

I think I may have a malicious software lurking somewhere on my home built system, but one issue at a time.

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 05:01 PM

I dunno if you ended up fixing this but make sure have the right boot order in the bios. you may have to boot from windows 7 dvd and screw around with diskpart (google diskpart if you don't know what it is)

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