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RAID 10/striped array no boot

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I'm running Windows 7 Pro in a srtiped array. It's actually RAID 10, but the mirrors dropped off which I understand happens a lot with a software RAID configuration. It was running but not being used for a few minutes and went to a black boot screen that said BOOT DISK FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER. I tried a reboot, and it scanned for drives much longer than usual and said the array was offline. There is a continual slow beep while it is running. I have no back up image since I was relying on the mirrors for back up. How can I recover this system?
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by:IanTh
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so in your raid setup does that say your array is bust
in a raid 10 array 2 drives can fail as long as they are not in the same raid 0
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by:Albatross1953
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The 2 mirrors were down previously. When I rebooted, I thought I saw the 2 striped disks like normal the first time, but it didn't boot up. Now it just says RAID 10 is offline.
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by:Albatross1953
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It says one of the disks has failed or is disconnected. I don't believe that 3 new hard drives could fail in less than 9 months. I think the RAID software has disconnected. I need to know how to reconnect it.
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by:Albatross1953
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I tested one of the "failed" mirror disks & it tests OK. That makes me think it has to do with the RAID software. Any help?
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The beeping noise is coming from the hard disk.
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It looks like 3 failed  hard drives.....hard to believe.
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No help on this one.
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