Re: How to restore RAID-5 array

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Kerry Brown, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. Kerry Brown

    Kerry Brown Guest

    You'll probably have to find a forum or newsgroup that deals with Gigabyte
    motherboards to get help with this.

    Kerry Brown
    MS-MVP - Windows Desktop Experience: Systems Administration

    "pasbes" <> wrote in message
    > Hi!
    > I am stuck and I do not know how to go on to fix this problem:
    > My computers RAID 5 array had one drive crash and I can not start
    > Vista64 again. The computer worked fine before the crash.
    > The RAID 5 array is consisted of 4 similar drives. I replaced the
    > failed drive with a new similar drive and I get a good response from the
    > RAID controller of the motherboard witch went to REBUILD state
    > automatically. The controller even states that the array is bootable.
    > But nothing happens...
    > Once the boot passes the RAID menu, the motherboard can not find any
    > drive to start Vista64, (the board does not find the RAID array) and the
    > new drive is not 'rebuild'...
    > What is the correct procedure to fix the array and start the OS?
    > Thanks in advance for your help!!
    > Pascal B.
    > Computer information:
    > OS: Vista 64 OEM
    > Memory: Corsair XMS 4GB DDR2 PC2-8500 1066MHz
    > Motherboard: Gigabyte - Socket 775 - ATX iP35 (GA-P35-DS4) - DDR2 /
    > SATA / PCI-E
    > Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0GHz / 1333MHz / 4MB (Boxed)
    > Hard drives: 4 x SAMSUNG SPINPOINT 500GB SATA/300 7200RPM 16MB
    > Power supply: ANTEC PHANTOM 500 NÄTDEL ATX12V 500W
    > Graphics card: MSI GEFORCE 8600GTS 512MB HDCP HEATPIPE PCI-E
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    Kerry Brown, Aug 16, 2009
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