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How do I get my data on to a new RAID config

Posted on 2009-04-15
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I have a promise TX4310 card with 250 gig WD drives.
This is an existing system I want to RAID so the C: I need to be identical on the RAIDed drives.
I got the card installed it and connected HD's.
I rebooted it and I was able to access the Promise config BIOS and configure the RAID.
It said that it would erase the drives when building the RAID. (which is fine because the original C: is not going to be part of the new RAID).
Now I have my RAID configured with no data on the drives. But I cant boot to a windows CD or a bootable floppy since installing the RAID. I did create a ghost image of the original C: drive.
How do I get the original C: data loaded on to the new RAID configuration. I have tried both RAID 1 and 5.
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by:Callandor
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If you didn't make any changes to your C drive, it should still be bootable.  In the BIOS, is that drive selected as the hard drive to boot from?  If so, what error are you getting?
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by:baldwinr99
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I see multiple questions here.  

#1 He cannot boot from CD or Floppy
     Enabling RAID may have changed the boot order in bios. check bios for boot order/Drive Assignment
#2 If I am understanding correctly, you are trying to restore a non RAID c partition to a now RAIDED array.  I see a potential problem here where windows that exists in the image may have a problem with the RAID since it does not have drivers loaded to see it.    
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by:bankadmin
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I found a couple of things on it myself and one thing is the bios version for this promise card sometimes prevents booting with some Mobo's so I have to revert to an older BIOS. Ill let you know how it works

Its not a boot order issue that fine Ive tried to boot from the boot menu and select any of the devices and nothing goes.
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Reverting to an older BIOS from promise did the trick.

Thanks
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