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Windows 7: Raid stopped working after restart

04 Nov 2011   #1

6_1_7600 64bit
 
 
Raid stopped working after restart

ok i restarted my computer and for some reason my raid drive reads as unformatted how do i correct this and preferably without losing the data. did a registry restore and a memory scan with no affect.

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04 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

Does you mother board have an option for ahci/raid? Maybe it decided to go ahci. If so change it back to raid.

My board has a habit of changing things around when I try to tweak it too much.
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04 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

A very good suggestion by Hipster Doofus.

When after a gap of about four months I switched on my Desktop, Windows would not start and my RAID was lost. When I checked I found that the motherboard battery was dead and this has changed the bios settings. I changed the battery and set my BIOS to RAID and then I was back in business.
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04 Nov 2011   #4

6_1_7600 64bit
 
 

the bios look different like an update was done i am trying a very slow recovery program i found irecover i am hoping it helps other wise back into the bios to confirm as you said
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05 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

While I am not sure whther this - checking RAID selection in BIOS - would help in your case, anyone who has lost RAID all of a sudden, should always check this setting first.

In my BIOS it it is under Integrated Peripherals.

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05 Nov 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scsuperman2000 View Post
the bios look different like an update was done i am trying a very slow recovery program i found irecover i am hoping it helps other wise back into the bios to confirm as you said
That does look like your BIOS was inadvertently reset due to a dead CMOS battery. I agree with jumanji - why run a recovery if you can check the RAID setting first?
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05 Nov 2011   #7

6_1_7600 64bit
 
 

it was already 2 hours in by the time i got a reply just being cautious i guess if the program can fix it great otherwise i wait a day and a half to try the other way. better safe then sorry and best not to waste time invested
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05 Nov 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Yes, scsuperman2000, I do agree that since you have already started the recovery process you shouldn't break it.

My post in fact is meant for others, so that they do not straight away rush to any other process.

Sometimes we do tend to overlook simple things.
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07 Nov 2011   #9

6_1_7600 64bit
 
 

was able to find the bios section and it had reset i guess it did an update. wasted 4 days trying irecover wouldn't recommend it after my experience. thank you for your help with my issue. oh and all 4tb plus of data intact.
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