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How to restore raid0 stripe array after biods reset

Hi guys,

I have 4 x 250GB hard drives which are in a raid0 stripe array. I have accidently resetted my bios to default settings and now get the message "missing operating system" when I try to boot, presumably because it is only looking at one drive where the operating system isn't located.

How can I restore my raid0 stripe?  I am using Phoenix AwardBIOS.

There is a setting under Advanced>Onboard Device Configuration>NVRAID Configuration>RAID Enable which is currently disabled. It shows the 4 sata drives as disabled.
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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The problem is that I have never setup a raid 0 configuration. The pc was already setup like this when I purchased it. The BIOS does appear to have this built in (nVidia RAID) but it just allows me to enable/disable RAID then enable/disable RAID for each disc. As far as I can see there is no configuration here.
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On the NVRAID Configuration screen in the BIOS I have this:

RAID Enable <Disabled>
SATA 1 RAID <Disabled>
SATA 2 RAID <Disabled>
SATA 3 RAID <Disabled>
SATA 4 RAID <Disabled>

How does this work? Obviously I would have to set the first option 'RAID Enable' to RAID but then would I enable all of the drives or just the one with the operating system on it?
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OK, I took the gamble and set all of the options on this page to 'Enable' then saved the BIOS and rebooted. Everything is now back to normal.
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Good advice. I purchased the system from 247cube. I think I will take your advice on board. I have never had a drive fail on me yet but it's only a matter of time!
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Thanks, I will look into RAID5.