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Raid 0 or 1 on a Dell 8400?

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January 9, 2012 1:02:06 PM

I lost my raid1 setup. The computer is a Dell Dimension 8400 and was originally working until my power supply went out. After putting in a new power supply, the computer booted and I got to windows. I used the cntrl I to access the raid setup and found my second hard drive set as non-raid and the raid reported "degraded".

After securing things up really bad, I no longer have a raid configuration! Now I have access to only one hard drive and the computer reports both drives as "Not Found"

I do I restablish the raid1 sysem

STC


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January 9, 2012 7:04:25 PM

I would suggest re-setting your RAID settings via your BIOS 1st and see what happens.
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January 9, 2012 7:08:57 PM

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January 10, 2012 2:07:09 PM

stcarlino said:
I lost my raid1 setup. The computer is a Dell Dimension 8400 and was originally working until my power supply went out. After putting in a new power supply, the computer booted and I got to windows. I used the cntrl I to access the raid setup and found my second hard drive set as non-raid and the raid reported "degraded".

After securing things up really bad, I no longer have a raid configuration! Now I have access to only one hard drive and the computer reports both drives as "Not Found"

I do I restablish the raid1 sysem

STC



DO NOT CHANGE your raid settings in BIOS yet!

Creat an complete disk image of your drive onto an external USB or eSata drive using Norton Ghost or Active Disk Image (www.lsoft.net, I have been using it for three years, works great, and is inexpensive). That way you can restore in a few minutes if you mess stuff up further.

Normally, a degraded RAID1 will automatically rebuild itself, after you boot into windows. If you have an Intel chipset, then the Intel Raid software installed will show you the status of the RAID rebuild.
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