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Windows 7: RAID 1 Broken after shutting down PC

02 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium Service Pack 1
RAID 1 Broken after shutting down PC

This isn't the first time this has happened.
I actually thought I had worked out every computer problem I had a few months ago. But this one seems to linger about.

My RAID 1 setup was working fine and dandy. I shut my PC off to open it up and clean out the dust inside. I turn my PC back on and it crashes to 7B BSODs every single time it tries to boot to Windows, not even booting into safe mode.

So, I unplugged each drive from each port to test them separately. Each drive is working just fine on its own, each individual drive will boot and run with no problems. The only thing is, one of them is "behind" the other.

Maybe I'm just bad at maintaining my RAID. My AMD RAIDXpert is my main utility for checking to see if my drives are synced up. The most "current" drive is in the second port and the one that fell out of sync was in the first.

I use Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB each.

Like I said, this wasn't the first time. The same thing has happened before. I bought a whole new hard drive and rebuilt the array onto it from the most "updated" drive. It was fine until today, and it broke off for no reason at all. I didn't do anything different to the machine or the HDDs, or anything.

Should I wipe the drive that's behind and re-sync it with the updated one? Also, my BIOS will not show "Hard Disk Drives" at all when only one of them is booted. I can select the RAID as a boot option, but it doesn't show a HDD menu. Don't know if that means anything.

I don't know if one of the drives fell out of the array before and I just didn't know until after powering back on. I think I remember an alert from my RAIDXpert but it also said everything was fine, too. I don't understand this.

Much appreciated, thank you.

EDIT: I'm looking at the RAIDxpert alerts and it says one of my drives kept getting unplugged! I don't know how or why that's happening. Maybe one of my ports are bad?

1AMD Chipset SATA Controller - Controller 1Warning2011/11/02 18:52:53Logical drive "Yeeuh " goes critical2AMD Chipset SATA Controller - Controller 1Information2011/10/17 08:13:11Disk (Port Number 1,Target ID 1) plugged in3AMD Chipset SATA Controller - Controller 1Warning2011/10/17 08:13:05Disk (Port Number 1,Target ID 1) unplugged4AMD Chipset SATA Controller - Controller 1Information2011/10/15 08:31:25Disk (Port Number 1,Target ID 1) plugged in5AMD Chipset SATA Controller - Controller 1Warning2011/10/15 08:31:19Logical drive "Yeeuh " goes critical6AMD Chipset SATA Controller - Controller 1Warning2011/10/15 08:31:19Disk (Port Number 1,Target ID 1) unplugged

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