Posted on 2009-12-30
I can't explain the problem very well but I will try to tell every detail I know.
==System and configuration==
Motherboard: ASUS P5K Pro
Setup: RAID 5
HDD's: Three HDD's with Windows XP installed
What caused the problem: Power failure
What the situation is: Windows does not boot, says the following:
I don't know where to start actually, all I want is to restore the data. I've attached a 4th HDD to install Windows and rebuild the RAID setup somehow.
Intel Storage Manager says the RAID 5 setup has to be rebuild ("Volumes with 'Rebuild' status will be rebuilt within the operating system"), which will hapen within Windows, but there is no way we're able to get Windows going again*.
To be honest, I'm quite a noob when we start talking about RAID .. all I want is to restore the data. If you reply, please use clear instructions which are easy to understand :-)
* When booting in safe mode it hangs on "system.log"