RAID mirror degraded, replaced drive, now wgalogon hangs


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Tischelo

Hello,
I have an IDE primary drive (c:) and a SATA RAID 1 as programs & data drive.
The raid is an intel southbridge raid controller on the motherboard. My
RAID contains my d: and e: drives which contain Program Files and all user
data. One of the SATA drives of the RAID died. So I purchased a new
identical 160 Gig drive and replaced the bad drive. With the intel RAID
controller the array is rebuilt in the OS not the BIOS. So I have to boot
the machine into WinXP in order to rebuild the array.

Ok, so here lies the rub. When I try to boot the machine with both drives
installed, windows hangs in the WGALogon.dll. If I remove the new drive so
that the RAID is degraded, the system will boot. How am I supposed to
rebuild my array, if WGA will not allow the system to boot?

Paul
 
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HeyBub

Tischelo said:
Hello,
I have an IDE primary drive (c:) and a SATA RAID 1 as programs & data
drive. The raid is an intel southbridge raid controller on the
motherboard. My RAID contains my d: and e: drives which contain
Program Files and all user data. One of the SATA drives of the RAID
died. So I purchased a new identical 160 Gig drive and replaced the
bad drive. With the intel RAID controller the array is rebuilt in
the OS not the BIOS. So I have to boot the machine into WinXP in
order to rebuild the array.

Ok, so here lies the rub. When I try to boot the machine with both
drives installed, windows hangs in the WGALogon.dll. If I remove the
new drive so that the RAID is degraded, the system will boot. How am
I supposed to rebuild my array, if WGA will not allow the system to
boot?

Is this a striped or mirrored array (or both). If striped, you're a goner.
 
T

Tischelo

HeyBub said:
Is this a striped or mirrored array (or both). If striped, you're a goner.

Drive is RAID 1, mirrored. Like I said, it boots fine degraded. It just
hangs in wgalogon.dll if a new drive is in place of the failed one...
 
H

HeyBub

Tischelo said:
Drive is RAID 1, mirrored. Like I said, it boots fine degraded. It
just hangs in wgalogon.dll if a new drive is in place of the failed
one...

Okay. During the boot process, before XP, do you get a chance to enter the
RAID maintence section? If so, there might be an opportunity there to
rebuild the array.
 
T

Tischelo

HeyBub said:
Okay. During the boot process, before XP, do you get a chance to enter the
RAID maintence section? If so, there might be an opportunity there to
rebuild the array.

I can enter the Intel RAID BIOS management section, but the Intel RAID
controller does not provide the option to rebuild the array in the BIOS. The
array can only be rebuilt inside the OS using the Intel RAID Windows
Management App. The root of my problem is that WGALogon.dll hangs during
boot. Can I disable WGA or is there something else I can do to get the
system to boot...
 
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Bob I

Tischelo said:
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I can enter the Intel RAID BIOS management section, but the Intel RAID
controller does not provide the option to rebuild the array in the BIOS. The
array can only be rebuilt inside the OS using the Intel RAID Windows
Management App. The root of my problem is that WGALogon.dll hangs during
boot. Can I disable WGA or is there something else I can do to get the
system to boot...

Perhaps moving the user files back to the C: drive so that you don't
need a working "D:" to boot up?
 
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