RAID 0 failed after I only unplugged a drive
Posted on 2009-04-16
What's happening? I have a Windows 2003 server workikng flawlessly on software RAID 0. I've noticed recently that one of my drive indicates "error" in the drive management. So I decided to unplug on of the drive to locate which one is in trouble. Since I'm in mirror (RAID 0), it should start normally. No, it didn't turned that well. It will boot to the Windows Server 2003 logo for about 10-15 seconds and then, the infamous blue screen of death... The meesge is :
A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer... Technical information: STOP 0x0000007B (0x8A093DF8,0xC0000010,0x00000000,0x00000000). Not really helping. I tought that I've simply unplugged the failing disk and replug it back. Same error!! I disconnected the second drive and started and still the same error. All I have done was to unplug one of the drive and reconnect it and now my server don't want to boot anymore. I've tried all the allowed startup options (Last know working configuration, safe mode, debugging, etc) and still, nothing. I am a bit anxious. Can somebody help me (and quickly too, it's our web and mail server)? Giant thanks in advance.