IC7-G And Intel RAID problems
Posted on 2006-10-28
I have a IC7-G motherboard.
It has two SATA PORTS 0 & 1 (Intel)
I have one Seagate 120Gbyte HDD on each Port (therefore two in total).
I have a RAID 1 (Mirror) volume comprising of these disks.
One of the disks (PORT 1) has failed.
The other disk (PORT 0) is still good and the system boots.
I want to know how to recover the RAID 1 Mirror usign a new disk.
I have a brand new disk which is identical in everyway to the original two.
The RAID 1 Volume contains a Windows XP Pro SP1 system.
I have tried the following.
If I unplug the failed disk and attach the new clean disk then the system shows me that I have a RAID 1 volume with one good and one missing volume. It also shows I have a NON RAID disk attached. Both the RAID 1 volume and the NON RAID disk are shown as bootable. However the system will not boot I am guessing as both bootable it does not know what to do.
If I remove the new disk and put back the old failed disk the system boots happily.
How do I repair the RAID 1 Mirrored volume please.
The Intel BIOS RAID only allows Create / Delete or reset disks to non raid. All of which is fairly useless.
If I could get the system to boot with a clean disk in it I could use the Intel RAID utility under Windows XP to rebuild but the thing wont boot.
How do i get it to boot with the new disk. Any ideas please.