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Posted on 2006-07-18
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Hi,

I'm helping a customer with a brand new Dell with two 250 GB SATA HD's. I'm trying to setup software raid1 in Windows. I have converted booth drives to dynamic drives, but I cannot still click "add mirror" (grey).

I also tried to format the D-drive with NTFT, but that doesn't help!

Thank you in advance.
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"You can create [software] mirrored volumes only on computers running Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, or Windows Server 2003 operating systems"

The above quote is from: http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/Library/4b8002b4-d096-4045-8ffe-c152a4bfc3571033.mspx?mfr=true

Since you are apparently running Win/XP, that might be the problem.
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Thank you but, XP Pro should have this option as the "Add mirror" menu is there but it's grey...
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Sorry, XP Pro doesn't support software mirror either. In addition to the official link from MS which I cited above, see:

 http://www.petri.co.il/software_mirror_in_windows_xp.htm
 http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307880

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