XP Boot sequence stops at btkrnl.sys and restarts - SATA RAID1 setup.......
Posted on 2006-06-17
Hi Guys, here's hoping someone can help me.
I have a PC with a RAID 1 setup (2 x 250gb SATA drives, mirrored).
PC Froze, so I had to press reset.
During restart, PC just kept restarting.
"Use your last good configuration...." doesn't work
"Safe Mode" and all other selections do nothing either.
When trying to boot in Safe Mode, boot sequence stops briefly at "C:\WINDOWS\System32\btkrnl.sys" before restarting.
I was using RAID1 for just such an instance, thinking that if I had a failure, then at least one of my drives would be able to Boot. Unfortunately this has not proven to be the case, and I am a little p***ed off to say the least.
Formatting is not an option, as I have all my family photos, business documents, websites all stored on these drives.
I have tried using an IDE drive to boot into windows, but then the SATA drives are not seen in My Computer.
Also tried Windows setup in "Repair" mode, but that didn't do it either.
Read elsewhere that it may be the RAM, took these out, changed them around etc., no dice.
Please, Please, Please can someone help??
Thanks in advance, and please note I'm not looking for any sarcastic comments about "backing up my data" - how far is one supposed to go with backing up? Backup my backups?
Win XP Home (SP2 + all updates)
2 x 250Gb Maxtor SATA Drives in RAID1
Asus A78NX-E Deluxe
1024Mb DDR (PC3200) RAM
Any other info required, please let me know.