Solved

windows server crashed on Raid-5

Posted on 2011-09-23
2
201 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I had a similar problem before but I don't remember what exactly was the issue. So if the window server crashed on a hardware raid 5, is it possible to repair? For example, with desktop pc (with single hard drive) when the windows crashed, I was always able to put in the windows xp cd and run the windows repair. Just wondering if I can also do this on hardware raid, if so, what's the procedure?
0
Comment
Question by:okamon
2 Comments
 
LVL 47

Accepted Solution

by:
dlethe earned 400 total points
ID: 36590985
Treat the problem as if there was no RAID controller.  With a degraded RAID5, i.e, one disk missing then it runs slower but it stays online.  The O/S doesn't technically know you have a single disk, a healthy RAID5 or a degraded RAID5.   Take the RAID out of the equation.

However, there is an exception.  If you have a low-end RAID, i.e, a "fakeraid" controller where the work is actually done with device drivers and your controller is a $2.00 chip on the motherboard, then all bets are off, and you should read the documentation and check with the manufacturer for procedure.

But easy way to find out ... boot the recovery CD and see if it "sees" the C drive and your files, or if it complains about missing a driver.
0
 

Author Comment

by:okamon
ID: 36596822
Thank you! great point. But I don't understand what you mean about the low-end raid...
>>where the work is actually done with device drivers.....

The high end raid also needs me to load driver when installing windows or by using the HP smart CD....

>>boot the recovery CD and see if it "sees" the C drive and your files, or if it complains about missing a driver

Not sure what you mean here.... if I try to run the repair, I don't think there is an option to see the files, it just shows the os and ask me if I want to repair it... I remember if I didn't load the raid driver in the beginning, it will say something like disk not found....
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A quick step-by-step overview of installing and configuring Carbonite Server Backup.
ADCs have gained traction within the last decade, largely due to increased demand for legacy load balancing appliances to handle more advanced application delivery requirements and improve application performance.
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility. Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt: Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…

932 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now