No boot device avaliable after replacing bad drive in raid mirror
Posted on 2008-06-13
I have a dell server with a Raid mirror using 2 160 GB sata drives. The raid controller is a serc sata 2b.
The computer was reporting that one of the hard drives was bad but continued to operate. We purchased a replacement drive and removed the bad drive and replaced it with the new one. After rebooting the computer reported no boot device available. I tried putting the bad drive back in, and still get the no boot device error. I then ran recovery console. With bootcfg /rebuild, and I have also tried running fixmbr using the recovery console on separate occasions. I have also tried booting to just the single drive without the raid. Everything I have tried I still get the no boot device available
I have contacted dell, and they have told me I need to reinstall the OS.
Do you have any suggestions for getting the system working?