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I have a Windows 2000 server that is configured with software raid.  I know that is not the best configuration, but it is the way the server is currently configured.
There are a total of 4 drives.  Each mirror set consists of 2 drives.
After a recent reboot, the drives continually report a status of resynching.
Please see the attached PDF.
I have tried restarting the server a couple of times and the resynching message never goes away.
Adaptec sees the drives on bootup and they even pass the Adaptec diagnostic test.
I am not sure if I have two drives that are failing and how to determine which drives are actually failing.
Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
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That's one of the problems with Software RAID, hard to diagnose an issue.

You may have to see if the event logs for more info, as well as Disk manager

I would also run vendor diagnostics when you have a chance.


I hope this helps !
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The event logs don't have any information related to the disk drives or scsi controllers.  They are Seagate drives.  By 'vendor diagnostics', I assume you mean a Seagate utility.  I will reasearch that option.
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UBCD Free

www.ultimatebootcd.com

Has most vendor and other diagnostics on it in a bootable CD ISO image.

great tool to have around !

I hope this helps !
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Thanks for the info on the Ultimate Boot CD.
I built the image and will test it on the server as soon as possible.
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I ran the SeaTools Enterprise Edition on all 4 drives and the all passed diagnostics.
The system is still reporting a 'resynching' status on the drives.
Any other thoughts on what to try next?
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Thanks for your help.  The problem still exists.  I am trying to convince the firm to purchase a new server.  This one is 6 years old.  I did not know about the ultimatebootcd and I know it will be a valuable tool.
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