Solved

RAID halts at 71% and wont continue...

Posted on 2008-06-09
7
372 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
RAID halts at 71% and wont continue, we ran chkdsk /r and discovered that there were bad blocks on that drive, although it said it was fixed, i allowed the rebuild to run again, and no luck, halted at 71%.  Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,

Ilya
0
Comment
Question by:computermdnow
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
7 Comments
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:Share-IT
ID: 21747103
replace the drive.
0
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:MidnightOne
ID: 21747131
A bad drive needs replacing. Don't monkey around with it - just order up the new drive.
0
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
Share-IT earned 250 total points
ID: 21747213
to add to the above comments, depending in the drive manufacturer, you can usually download diagnostics utils from the website that will run surface scans on the disk. I'll bet you've got some bad sectors on the disk. Either way, the software will confirm this. Probably best to run the utils before buying the new drive just for that "peace of mind" feeling.
0
Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:computermdnow
ID: 21754548
I wanted to image the bad drive to a new drive, would that copy over the bad blocks. Can someone please fill me in on how to remedy this situation so that everything is transparent to the user?
0
 
LVL 32

Assisted Solution

by:r-k
r-k earned 250 total points
ID: 21756991
Since this is RAID 1, presumably only one of the drives is bad, and the other one has a good copy. Why not just replace the bad drive with a new one, then rebuild the RAID. Should be transparent to the users.

It is very important to identify which drive is failing first, of course.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:computermdnow
ID: 21794743
I tried this weekend, I imaged the original drive, then replaced both drives, then after resetting the raid, i began to apply the image to the mirror set, this froze twice, and during the reboots i noticed the RAID kept on saying its degraded. I think the controller is fubar, so were gonna replace the sys board. Thanks.
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:r-k
ID: 21794849
Glad you're zeroing in on a solution.
Do post back if that fixes it or not.
Good luck.
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Great sound, comfort and fit, excellent build quality, versatility, compatibility. These are just some of the many reasons for choosing a headset from Sennheiser.
This paper addresses the security of Sennheiser DECT Contact Center and Office (CC&O) headsets. It describes the DECT security chain comprised of “Pairing”, “Per Call Authentication” and “Encryption”, which are all part of the standard DECT protocol.
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question