verifying DMI pool data and stops w/raid

November 23, 2010 at 06:41:13
Specs: xp pro, amd atholon xp3000
it is a ati nf7 motherboard about 6-7 yrs old, has phoenix award bios 6.00pg

it is running with 2, 80gig samsung sata hard drives that are raid mirrored,

they run off the motherboard not a add on raid controller card,

during restart is shows
sil 3112 sataraid bios ver 4.2.50

while continuing loading it shows
SIL mirrored set
0-samsung sp0812c 74gb
1 samsung spo812c 74

i finally caught this the screen (machine will not stop w/ scrn lock or pause)
, but it said
raid set 1 in rebuild status
the rebuild will cmplete after boot sequence,

it did this after I disconnected one of the raid drives as I will told to try that first which did nothing at all
then is shows drives screen so quick I can't read it,
then shows the pci listings which there are many

then verifying DMI pool data and stops unless I turn the boot to CD back on,

then it will try to boot from cd

then

I can not even get the machine to boot up to a windows xp pro CD, it will

only let me try to install XP when trying to boot from cd

how can I get the information off the hard drives? or find a way to use the

hard drives on another motherboard?


thanks


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#1
November 23, 2010 at 08:06:45
boot and let it sit. once the rebuild completes reboot again to see if you can come up. [bad advice to disconnect a raid drive - if primary isn't going to boot neither is the shadow]

if you still can't boot get into recovery console and run fixmbr and fixboot.

This is the usual sign you are infected with a virus.

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#2
November 23, 2010 at 09:22:28
thank you wanderer, I have let it sit, and it will eventually time out, then reboot and do the same thing, it will not do the rebuild, how do I get into recovery console?

I run Avast and CCleaner every day on the machine and really do little surfing with it, I saw no tell tale signs of a virus, the machine was running and I could not log into it from remote dektop in another room, so I rebooted and that is when this error started

thank you again


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#3
November 23, 2010 at 10:04:28
"it will not do the rebuild"

You need to boot into the raid controller bios and stay there until the rebuild has completed.. or failed with a message. Could be one of the drives has failed. It is important to know which one before going farther.

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#4
November 23, 2010 at 12:17:00
"You need to boot into the raid controller bios and stay there until the rebuild has completed.. or failed with a message."

I am not sure how to do this, actually, I have no clue how to do that. the raid must be built into the motherboard, the only thing I have is a XP Pro install CD


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#5
November 23, 2010 at 14:25:53
We need to stop here.

You need to get someone in familiar with how to configure a hardware raid array.

Painting the house [OS Cd] can't fix the cracked foundation [raid array]

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#6
November 23, 2010 at 15:21:51
OK wanderer, thank you much for your time, I do appreciate it

I've learned more as well about the system, I will do some more digging, up here where I live it is very difficult to find help,


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