Environment Variables Changed After nVidia RAID Mirror Broke
Posted on 2010-09-09
I was doing a fan repair on a running IIS Server when I accidentally pulled the SATA cable off of one of two disks of an nVidia RAID. At first I didn't notice the cable was pulled and continued putting the cover on, and when I returned to the monitor for the server I noticed the web site had gone down.
After plugging the SATA cable back in and while rebooting the server, I noticed that both disks were marked as degraded by the nVidia console. When the server rebooted, everything seemed to be okay, other than the fact the mirror was now broken, but I later noticed that although the server was booting to the C Drive, many of the environment variables had been changed the the new I Drive on the now present "second" drive.
The original mirror had three partitions, C,D & E. Now I have two recognized drives with three partitions each, and the second drive has I,J, & K partitions. If I remove the second drive and try to reboot, I can't get past the logon screen, and every time I login it just reverts back to the "hit ctrl alt del" popup, however, if I boot with both drives I can log in, but can't connect to the domain controller.
All I want to do is get my environment variables back the way they were so I can eliminate the second drive and reinitialize the RAID configuration. Can I do this using the recovery console, or is there a better way?
Below is a list of my environment now, I just want "C" to replace "I". Thanks in advance for any help...
ALLUSERSPROFILE=I:\Documents and Settings\All Users
APPDATA=I:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data
CommonProgramFiles=C:\Program Files\Common Files
Perl\bin;C:\Perl\site\bin;C:\Program Files\PHP\;C:\Program Files\Easy Software P
PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER=x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11, GenuineIntel
USERPROFILE=I:\Documents and Settings\Administrator