Failed Raid 1 - Showing both drives in windows
Posted on 2009-02-16
A Raid 1 based windows XP computer is giving me all sorts of trouble. I'm not sure on the raid controler, but I know its built into the motherboard. The system normally has two hard drives that show up in my computer (windows, and data) Which are actually just partitions.
Anyway, Today I get a call, no computers are able connect to the shares. I connect to the machines, and try to login to administrator... Windows prompts me to activate it! I run through and it activates fine, and still, no users can connect to the shares. I open up my computer, and I see 4 Drives! Duplicates of the partitions... I see TWO windows partitions, and two data partitions, both with the same data. I knew something was up with the raid, so I checked the Intel Matrix Storage Console... sure enough its showing hard drive on port 2 as missing. (yet... its now showing up in windows!)
I checked the event log and the following error is listed
Source: Distributed Link Tracking
Event ID: 12507
"The volume ID for C: has been reset, since it was a duplicate of that on E:. This volume ID is used by Distributed Link Tracking to automatically repair file links, such as Shell Shortcuts and OLE links, when for some reason those links become broken."
Anyway, I got the shares running again by starting the "server" service but I still have a major problem here. I'm afraid to restart the computer, and not have it start back up. (im remote)
Sounds like the raid controller is messed up....
How did this happen? Has anyone ran into this before? Is there any way to repair this?