Problem with a failed intel sata raid 1 array on SBS 2003 server
Posted on 2006-07-14
Here's what I have so far:
Intel 82801ER SATA RAID with (2) Maxtor 160gb sata drives.
Intel bios states that raid is degraded with drive 0 in error and drive 1 normal and the raid is bootable.
When it tries to boot up it gets 5 seconds into the Windows 2003 SBS boot screen and then reboots and does that in a loop.
I have tried to boot into Recovery console mode using W2003 SBS install disk and after loading the intel sata driver the raid array is not available.
I then tried to run Diskpart from the recovery console and both partitions are listed as dynamic.
After some research it appears that dynamic partitions may be the reason it is not able to see the partitions correctly.
I have not tried to replace the failed drive since I cannot even boot the system and now cannot even attempt to reinstall it either.
What can I do to either figure out why it will not boot and/or get it to allow me to reinstall without losing the data?