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Solved: Unable to boot to Raid0

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bfjacobs, Jun 13, 2007.

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  1. bfjacobs

    bfjacobs Thread Starter

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    I have an Asus P4P800 SE motherboard set with 2 seagate 120 Sata drives set to Raid0 that I was booting from. Now I am unable to get the pc to boot. I also have 2 other 200 MB drives on the pc that are data only drives.
    The raid shows as bootable, but it will not boot. When I run something like Maxblast it sees the drive with the correctt size, but says it's not bootable.

    The other two drives were already in the pc when I set the raid up. They are Maxtor IDE drives.

    It's like it's not seeing the raid at all now even though the motherboard says it's bootable.

    Oh and it's giving me an error of "file is missing or corrupt \windows\system32\config\system"

    Any ideas?
     
  2. erkansus

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    you have a corrupted hard drive you can buy some big apps that can fix it or just toss it out and buy another
     
  3. bfjacobs

    bfjacobs Thread Starter

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    If one of the hard drives is corrupted, and both are showing up in the seagate and maxtor drive tools, how can i figure out which one is the bad one?
     
  4. erkansus

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    ok so how many of your drives have an operating system on them because the one your talking about is corrupt if it cant find a windows file
     
  5. erkansus

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    or you can try changing your bios to boot from cd drive before hard drive insert your windows xp disk and click on the repair function select your drive and it will repair the missing system file this doesnt always work though
     
  6. bfjacobs

    bfjacobs Thread Starter

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    2 - I have a raid0 setup
     
  7. bfjacobs

    bfjacobs Thread Starter

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    It's not giving me any selections to choose from. Dont' know why that's happening either.
     
  8. bfjacobs

    bfjacobs Thread Starter

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    Ok, figured it out. I had to reinstall the raid driver, set the bios correctly and I was able to boot from the raid drive. :D

    thanks
     
  9. erkansus

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    no thank you for needing help even though i couldnt fix it lool

    also now that its fixed mark this thread solved lol if u want lol (can't force people to do things against there will lol)
     
  10. crjdriver

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    Since the driver was corrupted, I would check your drives with the seatools diagnostic utility. Download this from seagate. If one of the drives of your array is failing, this would explain why you reloaded the driver.

    I am assuming you did a repair install and loaded the driver via the F6 prompt. Is that correct?
     
  11. bfjacobs

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    Yes I did the repair with the F6 and loaded the driver.
     
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