Currently running windows XP Prof, Have 2 raptors in a raid 0 configuration(software).
My computer locked up on me and upon restarting it, it would get to the windows loading screen(blue bars running across) and then stop and do nothing. I was first able to boot up in safe mode. Ran some chkdsks on my drives and it said everything seemed fine. Next time I boted it up it did the same thing. I attempted to reinstall windows from the safe mode but there was an error and wasn't able to finish. I can't remember what the error was. I then booted up and I get the <windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
error and it won't finish the boot cycle. I attempted to use the repair console and upon hitting (R) to go into it, it says that it doesn't see any hard drives on my system. I can go into my raid config using F10 and it shows both drives there and everything seems fine. And then now for some reason when i boot up, it boots all the way into windows but it says it had a problem validating windows and I need to validate it. I hit the option yes and it just logs me off and into a cycle where I can't get to the windows screen. Same things happens when I try to reapir it though, can't see the drives.