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Windows 7: Win7 takes too long to boot raid0

08 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Win7 takes too long to boot raid0

3 days ago I received an error from the Raid0 array, I checked the connections out and was able to run Windows 7 without any problem

I ran chkdsk and tested the hdds, both tests were ok

One day later the (the third boot without any problem), Windows 7 was very slow, I rebooted and took over an hour to get to my desktop, everything takes too long. I already did a virus and malware scan and is clean, tried a clean boot, still same problem, even when I boot in safe mode it takes about 15-20 minutes

I think this problem is related to the Raid0 array, not sure

Any idea on what to do?


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08 May 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

If you received an error from the RAID array that would be a prime suspect. Your first consideration should be the data on the RAID array. If you have not done so already you need to make a backup of all important data. Do not delay. If one of the drives is failing you have only a small window of opportunity to do this. This is very important for any drive but particularly so for RAID 0. If one drive fails you will loose all files on the array.

I will leave further testing to others.
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08 May 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Thanks for your reply

I have a back up drive, I'm not worried about data loss.

But if a hdd is going to fail, shouldn't Seatools (by Seagate) detect it?

I need to solve my problem as I currently can't use my pc on these conditions

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