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RAID 10 problems

Question asked by rapieriiia on Oct 15, 2015

RAID 10 problems

 

Hi,

 

I have a system using a Gigabyte GA-880GMA-UD2H motherboard. Details of this board can be found here:

 

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3475#sp

 

I have a hard drive that has my Windows XP installation, and 4 other 2TB drives. These additional drives are configured as RAID 10, and used as a networked shared drive.

 

Recently I had disk number 4 fail.

 

I replaced the faulty drive, and tried to use Raidxpert to rebuild my RAID.

 

This looked like it was working; unfortunately I didn’t see what happened when the progress bar reached 100%.

 

When I returned to the computer, the progress bar was sitting on 0%, and the LD still had an exclamation mark by it.

 

Upon rebooting my system, and entering the RAID BIOS, it now showed that disk number 3 was now not included in the RAID. I decided to replace this disk too.

 

Now, my computer hangs as soon as I click on My Computer, or when I try to load Raidxpert.

 

If I disconnect my 4 raid disks, Windows responds fine.

 

I really don’t know how to proceed.

 

Is it possible to rebuild my RAID without loading Windows?

 

Alternatively, how can I backup my RAID and migrate it to new hardware?

 

Many thanks in advance.

 

  Nick.

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