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Windows 7: Boot up issue please help.

30 Jan 2012   #1
kamz2002

win 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 
Boot up issue please help.

I have a raid (stripe) hard drive and it was working fine and i turned on my pc and it states floppy disk fail and when i press f1 it states boot up failure.

I have tried all the recovery options and system recovery takes forever and does nothing and it does not even have my drive listed in the option box in system recovery so i dont know what to do i don't wanna loose my data.

any idea of what i can do....
any advice would be appreciated and thanks in advance


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30 Jan 2012   #2
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Do you actually have a floppy drive connected/installed in your PC? It sounds like your BIOS may have reset to defaults. Double check your boot order/ first boot device setting in the BIOS to make sure it is correct. If you RAID array is setup in BIOS I would check those settings too.
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30 Jan 2012   #3
kamz2002

win 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Do you actually have a floppy drive connected/installed in your PC? It sounds like your BIOS may have reset to defaults. Double check your boot order/ first boot device setting in the BIOS to make sure it is correct. If you RAID array is setup in BIOS I would check those settings too.
I have set my hard drive as the first to boot up.
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30 Jan 2012   #4
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Does your RAID array show up correctly in the BIOS? How many hard drives do you have installed, and how many show up in BIOS? A striped RAID array is two or more drives. Is your RAID controller an add in card or built into your motherboard? You didn't fill in your system specs so I have no way on knowing without asking.
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30 Jan 2012   #5
kamz2002

win 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Does your RAID array show up correctly in the BIOS? How many hard drives do you have installed, and how many show up in BIOS? A striped RAID array is two or more drives. Is your RAID controller an add in card or built into your motherboard? You didn't fill in your system specs so I have no way on knowing without asking.
2 hard drives each hard drive is 250gb.
raid shows as volume0 and at 468gb
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30 Jan 2012   #6
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Well it sounds like one of your drives failed or your array is corrupted. There is no Redundancy in a RAID 0 stripped array so if you loose one drive you loose it all. You could try booting from your Windows 7 DVD and see if you can do a repair install. If one drive is caput you are SOL. You may want to wait for someone with more experience with RAID to chime in. I only used it briefly, just long enough to realize it was more trouble than it was worth.
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30 Jan 2012   #7
gregrocker

 

Uninstall the floppy drive now. They can interfere and cause problems.

Test your HD's using maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan.

If as suspected you've got irreparable problems with a HD, unplug it and clean reinstall Win7 to a single HD which is safer, use a secondary HD for real backup.
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