Raid controller/driver troubles - is it possible to move a raid from one board to another?
Posted on 2003-10-22
Hi, recently I was having power troubles with my computer and replaced the power supply. However something must have happened in the install because when I booted up my computer windows xp re-booted just as it started to load. This happened everytime I reset the computer. Well, a little frustrating but nothing a re-install can't fix, right? However, when I loaded up the winxp install cd when I pressed enter to continue the setup the system hung while scanning the hdd's on the raid0 array. This happened whether I selected the repair console or the install setup options. This was a little confusing because the drives seemed ok, the raid array AND the drives were both sucessfully detected in the Fasttrak100 bios.
I put in a hdd on one of the other (non-raid) mobo controllers and installed winxp without a hitch. Once I was in windows I went to install the drivers for the raid array - no problem. But, when I rebooted the computer it now hangs just after the windows load-up screen but before the login screen. I've been using the raid setup/drivers with no problems for about 2 years on an msi k7t 266 pro2a. I suspect that the drives may be okay because they are still being detected, but I'm not sure. Is it likely that the Promise Raid controller (onboard) is fried? If so is there any way to move the drives to another computer and keep the array/data? Are there any other logical possibilities?
I was hoping that I might even be able to just format the drives and attempt a recovery with some software but I can't even attempt to format the drives because the xp cd hangs while scanning the drives, and winxp won't boot after the raid drivers are installed.