I have a Intel ICH9R SATA controller on a PowerSpec S400, running the Intel Storage Matrix 7.9.
After Windows Update forced reboot the server it will no long start up, citing a Disk Error, Press Control Alt Del to restart. Of course there is no way out of that loop.
I can get to the Cntrl + I Menu where I am presented with the Vol0 as Degraded, but Bootable. I have only 3 bad options presented in the menu.
I'm sort of in a Catch 22. If the machine can't reboot, it can't heal the array. Is there a way to force the array to heal while still in POST?
I also tried to use a Windows 2008 Server boot disk to maybe do a fixmbr, etc. But the Windows installation cannot be found. Do I have to load PCI SATA drivers first?
This is our un-backed up mail server. Sigh ...