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Caspian237 Nov 29, 2013, 4:21 PM

Hi, I wonder if anyone can offer advise regarding a Raid 0 dilema. My computer has been running succesfully for years with two drives in raid 0 configuration. Today unfortunately I had an accident with it while booting up causing one of the drives to disconnect from the raid array.

Both hard drives are fully functional. I tried to rebuild the array in the promise control screen. Essentially it gave me the option to delete the array while retaining the data. I then used the option to build an array and it is reporting as functional.

Unfortunately, it will not boot up and takes me to a screen requesting me to reboot and select a proper boot device.

Does anyone know if I can recover this point? If not then it isn’t a disaster but it is certainly a nuisance.

6 answers Last reply Dec 2, 2013

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I would try to boot off of the Windows DVD and try a repair.

Thanks for the prompt reply. I shall do just that and report back the result.

Do you have the MBR still? If the data is on C drive back it up now just in case. I couldn’t boot to my OS but it was there so I installed Windows to the the MBR correct and then just copied my C drive back.

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Do you have the MBR still? If the data is on C drive back it up now just in case. I couldn’t boot to my OS but it was there so I installed Windows to the the MBR correct and then just copied my C drive back.

I’m unsure at this time if the data or even the mbr is intact. Still trying locate my xp disc. I’d hope everything is there still.

For clarity, my accident involved me knocking either the power or the sata cable on one of the drives while booting up. I’d got as far as the windows log in screen when it happened. This caused a freeze.

After powering off and checking that all cables were in place I powered back on and got the message noted in my previous post. Trying once more and this time going to the promise fast track menu I discovered that the array had only one drive while the second drive was listed as available. I then deleted the array, opting to retain the data and created a new array (opting to create only and not initialize array as this warned about loss of data).

From the incident noted above, is there any reason to be worried about the data?

If you can see the array but it won’t boot to OS just use some imaging software and pull off what you can. I suggest attempting to make a back up before you make it worse if possible. If you can’t see the data in one of the drives good luck. I haven’t had to recover an array yet but as long as the data is there you should be able to rebuild it. Check this out and good luck Sounds like allot of work “Note that it takes about an hour to search a typical array and it is not unusual to spend a week to recover the array entirely. ” http://www.raid0recovery.info/manual-raid0-recovery.aspx

I don’t mean to lecture but you should have had a back up especially running raid 0 as you have 2x the chance of failure.

If you can see the array but it won’t boot to OS just use some imaging software and pull off what you can. I suggest attempting to make a back up before you make it worse if possible. If you can’t see the data in one of the drives good luck. I haven’t had to recover an array yet but as long as the data is there you should be able to rebuild it. Check this out and good luck Sounds like allot of work “Note that it takes about an hour to search a typical array and it is not unusual to spend a week to recover the array entirely. ” http://www.raid0recovery.info/manual-raid0-recovery.aspx

I don’t mean to lecture but you should have had a back up especially running raid 0 as you have 2x the chance of failure.

Yes, sound and sane advice with regards to backing up data. Luckily I have some critical things on an external hd. It would just be chore with regards to other stuff, mostly games really and the pain in the rear factor of tracking down drivers for some legacy hardware.

I’ve tracked down my XP discs now but joy of joy I’d forgotten that I need a driver disk for windows xp setup to recognise sata devices. Hmph, another thing to put off until I can borrow a mates computer. Arrgh, so tempted to just hit the delete button and start all over..Patience Alan, patience!

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