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"deagraded" RAID

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March 10, 2010 9:24:11 AM

Hello, I'm using an onboard Nvidia RAID controller. When I changed to another OS (vista 64-bit), I installed the RAID-controller in BIOS and then the software from the CD that was included. I now get the status "degraded" on both disks. I don't notice any changes in performance but when i shut down the omputer, I get a bluescreen right before the power's cut. I'm kinda new to RAID, and I don't know how to get the disk healthy again.

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March 10, 2010 9:27:24 AM

Sry for the misspelling in the Thread headline.
March 10, 2010 11:01:29 AM

Have you tried repairing the raid in the nVidia RAID BIOS?
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March 10, 2010 11:12:32 AM

Do you have a backup?
March 10, 2010 12:09:45 PM

From what little i know degraded refers to an array with a failed disk.

I have recently had a degraded RAID 5 array, but the disk was fine... i think/hope...

March 10, 2010 2:37:19 PM

cscott_it said:
Have you tried repairing the raid in the nVidia RAID BIOS?

Is that the menu you enter with F10?
March 10, 2010 3:08:56 PM

Yes. After pressing F10 there should be an option to either repair or rebuild. The amount of time it will take varies.

This would allow you to repair without data loss, assuming all of your disks are fine.
You may want to look at tools like Hard Drive Sentinel in the future for hard drive monitoring in case one of your drives are bad.