Following Arrays have missing required members and cannot be configured

Posted on 2007-07-26
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Was working away, system started to beep, walked into see blue screen of death, system restarted, at the SCSI bios i get "following arrays have missing required members and cannot be configured Array#0-Raid-5" when i enter the bios is says "configuration change has been detected in system... accept/reject"  If i accept it wont let me do anything without reintializing all my drives. If i hit reject, my drive array information comes up intact. but array status says FAILED.
All the disks are present and working.
MAIN BOARD [SUPER MICRO] z7db8 i5000p scsi 771
X7DB8  TM71S04103
raid 5 4HD 2 IBM 1 Maxtor 1 Samsung
Question by:marcozucchi
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    Take a read here if all your disks are working so you can rescue:
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