Install raid after OS
Posted on 2007-08-03
I have SBS2003 running on an IBM XSeries 206 type 8482.
Before I assumed the network the machine was running on a raid 1 array (Adaptec on board sata raid controller AIC 8215). At some point one of the hard drives failed and the consultants working the network removed the bad drive and left it....
System works fine and it is just set to boot from Sata 0, which I will assume has been running like this for some time.
I am having trouble getting raid to play nice with windows it tries to boot but wont, it restarts.
I indstalled the IBM Server raid software which I thought would load the drivers
I am positive that I created the array correctly and set it to be bootable and in bios told it to boot from the new array. (I told the raid config to copy existing drive to new drive instead of destroy data and create a fresh array). It took awhile but it did propagate over.
Go to boot and windows load for about 5 seconds then restarts so i booted into safe mode and it hangs and restarts at acpitable.sys maybe acpitable.dat (something along those lines)
My assumtion is the driver is loaded into windows as the machine was running raid before but I cant be sure.
Is there a way to load the drivers at this point? I dont think booting from the CD then F6 and load the drivers at this point will work.