OH GOD NO! RAID, PERC, NVRAM? HELP!!
Posted on 2006-07-17
I have a dell precision workstation. There is a RAID 5 array on a Dell PERC controller. One drive failed, the crazy beeping started. The system still booted into W2K just fine. Replaced the failed drive with an IDENTICAL drive.
Went into the PERC webbios. It said something to the effect of:
blah blah blah MISMATCH, load configuration from DISK or from NVRAM.
I selected DISK
Put new drive ONLINE
Realized my ARRAY had to be recreated, I did so....
Went back into webbios, did a REBUILD (Manual) on the new drive....
I figured oh ok, maybe I need to do a FIXMBR and FIXBOOT, so I inserted my W2K CD, hit F6 to load additional SCSI drivers, before it got to the RECOVERY console, I got an error, no hard disk found.
PLEASE TELL ME I DIDNT LOOSE MY DATA! I'm hoping there's just some small configuration piece I missed to say hey windows boot from this SCSI adapter, and this ARRAY.
There's one ARRAY, 3 DISKS, Raid 5, W2K.
Please help me!