Raid array fails to boot on abit BD7
Posted on 2002-06-12
installed new visiontek G4c 4400 but not before uninstalling ATI radeon drivers in add remove. shutdown puter and install G4c. reboot and Lo my primary 0 raid array fails to boot with message from highpoint controller saying
Critical Status :
one of the mirrorred disks has either failed or is nt responding. teh mirror array will work with falut tolerance function disabled. we strongly recomend you first solve the prob before using mirror arry
/array = Stripe (array2) Model: Maxtor 6L080J4 serial: xxxxx REMOVED
make sure all blah blah . . . . . . .
press to enter the HPT370\372 BIOS utility
with further wisdom indicating this drive has either not connected failed or is not reponding, check all cables and jumpers blah blah blah. I checked EVERYTHING. replaced ide cables jumpers, tried new jumper settings changed up PS leads switched ide channels on drives, nada.
effer wont boot. Run Maxtor diag util on server box and it has no prob seeing drive and testing and passing drive. put it on another machine ( the faulty drive ) and run test again. passed and it shows up in bios but still wont boot so these are my specifics :
Abit BD7raid mobo.with original bios and onbaord highpint 372 raid controller version 2.0 drivers
2 Maxtor DL740X drives formatted NTFS on primary raid channel (ide3)
2 Western D WD 80 HDDs on secondary raid channel (ide4)
running XP and raid 0 (stripe)im not sure anything else matters but if it does plz ask.
of course i thought aboutflashing bios of mobo but the caveat there is doing that and flashing raid controller *might* corrupt the data already there . so HELP !! thats about 160 gigs of my lifes work on brand new drives !! Yes i did try to backup with ghost but ghost wont do raid , at least i coudnt get it to work and neither did drive image 2002. i do have a new mobo coming and i did think about cloning hte broken dirve with ghost and replacing it. that just might work , i dont know any suggestions i have not thought of ? I need the data form this drive !!