HP ML350 G3 SMART Array 641
Posted on 2011-05-11
I have an HP ML350 that has a RAID 5 accross 4 disks that includes two logical drives, one 40GB drive for the OS and one 300GB drive for the DATA. Recently one of the disks failed, (all of them are 146GB 15k SCSI) so I ordered a new one and the second logical drive has rebuilt and has a ok status but the first logical drive the OS was on won't rebuild.
I am stuck now - I thought about deleting the first logical drive and recreating the OS from scratch leaving all my data available on logical drive two, but it won't let me do that because logical drive #1 isn't the last logical drive on the raid. I also tried installing an extra 146 GB drive and created a seperate RAID 0 to see if I could install the OS on it and boot from there leaving the RAID 5 just as it was with both logical drives as they were.
When I boot to a windows 2008 cd, it say's the normal loading windows as usual and then it shows the windows logo with the bar for a few seconds and the screen goes black - nothing else happens.
I need some advice - why won't the system finish booting to a CD (i've tried several - same thing happens for all of them)? AND IF I delete both logical drives on the RAID 5 to recreate them will I loose my data?
Your advice is greatly appreciate and I will look forward to hearing from someone.