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Turned on RAID - Detecting Array.

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February 19, 2012 8:35:28 PM

Hello, my computer froze this morning. So you unplugged it, and tried to turn it on again. And it said No Boot Device Available. So I turned on RAID, then it went to detecting array and halted. I tried to restart it, but it said starting setup but it doesn't go to setup and skips to detecting array again. What's wrong with it, did I break it?
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February 19, 2012 9:00:59 PM

Do you actually have a RAID array? If not, there is nothing to detect, and if you do find a couple of your HDDs and initialize an array on them you will lose whatever information was on them.

Often, the "no boot device available" message just means that your boot drive MBR (master boot record) is corrupted and could possibly be repaired with just a system repair disk.
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February 19, 2012 9:06:19 PM

I don't think I do, but, I can't go back to setup and turn of RAID because it jumps right to detecting array after saying "starting setup".
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a c 317 G Storage
February 19, 2012 9:09:07 PM

You should be able to get back into the bios to change it back to what it was, either IDE or AHCI.
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February 19, 2012 9:17:47 PM

I changed to placement of the 2 SATA connectors. Went into setup now, turned it back off. Seeing what happens atm >.<
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February 19, 2012 9:24:08 PM

NO BOOT DEVICE AVAILABLE

SATA 0 - INSTALLED

SATA 1 - INSTALLED

SATA 2 - NONE

SATA 3 - NONE


This is what it says now :( . I don't have the disk..
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February 19, 2012 9:35:48 PM

You need to obtain either a system repair disk or a full Windows operating system disk to be able to repair it.
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February 19, 2012 9:44:19 PM

Where do I get them O.O?
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a c 317 G Storage
February 19, 2012 9:48:42 PM

Try to borrow one from a friend that uses the same OS, otherwise from where you got the computer.
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February 19, 2012 10:08:46 PM

Thank you!
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