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I have my server configured with RAID 1 - obviously a disk died, now when i try to boot to Windows, it won't boot -
i don't have a spare drive right now - how do i get this system up?
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Do you know what type of mirroring you had? Hard or soft?
Regardless of that if only one disk failed the system should be able to boot from the good one however depending on the IDE controller configuration you may need to modify the boot.ini file before the remaining drive will boot.
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great thanks
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ok - another stupid question -- how do i edit the boot.ini file if it won't boot?
or should i just change the jumpers on the disk?
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Yes indeed - you must boot the computer off a disk and maybe also check that one disk at least is valid and working fine - I think you should be able to that from BIOS just do NOT format it!! A chkdsk could be done after you boot from disk
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