Solved the computer will not boot up normaly.

August 17, 2011 at 22:10:45
Specs: Windows xp
raid volumes failure how do I find out if I have a raid controller or drive. this is a stand alone pc with a raid 0 setup with two hitachi HD's the drives say normal. But the system will only allow me to get into f2 for setup??

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#1
August 17, 2011 at 22:41:49
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Perhaps one of the hard drives if failing? The trouble with raid 0 is there is no data redundancy so if the raid array is broken you will need to recover data, then test the hard drives to see if one is failing. The raid controller is probably built into the motherboard, the hard drive is the same as any unit. Raid 0+1 is a better solution but you have to see what your motherboard or raid card support.

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#2
August 17, 2011 at 22:46:08
With 0+1 raid, you have striping with mirroring, so if a hard drive fails, you yank it out put in a new hard disk and the other hard disk will rebuild the raid array, since each disk is a mirror of the other. It would only fail if both drives went at the same time which is odd unless it's an electrical storm type deal.

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#3
August 17, 2011 at 23:14:33
Thanks for all the help I did find a solution I inserted the raid drive diskett and it offered a soulition all I had to do was press a key;.
Thankyou

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#4
August 18, 2011 at 06:53:16
Nice.....always good when it can repair the array itself.

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