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Windows 7: AMD Raid 1 disks changed to not initialized

11 Dec 2016   #1
dhlao

Windows 7 Utlimate x64
 
 
AMD Raid 1 disks changed to not initialized

My computer has 5 disks and was set to duel boot several Win7 vhd.
2 of the disks were run in RAID 1 for store data.

Yesterday, one of the Win7 had those 2 disks changed to not initialized. But all the other Win7 can see those 2 disks (1 volume as RAID 1) showed Online and Healthy.

I thought that was caused by corrupt Win7. So I replace the vhd which backed up before. Strange that those 2 disks still showed not initialized. This mean the cause should be elsewhere.

I was thinking could this be related to boot menu (bcdedit) ? I'm going to edit the boot menu later.

Is there anyone have a clue ?


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12 Dec 2016   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

What is Win7 vhd?
1 - RAID is a very low level setting. It's not related to OS.

2 - Check your BIOS settings.
Is your RAID 1 array mounted by BIOS?
In BIOS settings, is SATA=RAID? I've seen cases that it has changed as BIOS defaults is AHCI.

3 - Check the HDD health. Use Cristal Disk info https://osdn.net/frs/redir.php?m=c3s...kInfo7_0_4.zip
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12 Dec 2016   #3
dhlao

Windows 7 Utlimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
What is Win7 vhd?
1 - RAID is a very low level setting. It's not related to OS.

2 - Check your BIOS settings.
Is your RAID 1 array mounted by BIOS?
In BIOS settings, is SATA=RAID? I've seen cases that it has changed as BIOS defaults is AHCI.

3 - Check the HDD health. Use Cristal Disk info https://osdn.net/frs/redir.php?m=c3s...kInfo7_0_4.zip
Hello,
Like I said. Only 1 of the dual boot Win7 see those disks show Not Initialized. All the other Win7 can use that 2 RAID 1 disks normally. If BIOS settings or the disks have problem, why the other Win7 not affected.

I checked that the AHCI driver version of the problem Win7 was different to the other. Will try to update it soon.
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12 Dec 2016   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

"I was thinking could this be related to boot menu (bcdedit) ? I'm going to edit the boot menu later."
Don't do it!!! RAID disk does nothing to do with boot manager.

What is Win7 vhd?
Did you checked the HDD health with Cristal Disk?

Open Disk Manager, expand the columns so we can read and with sniping tool take a snapshot and post here as an attachment.
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13 Dec 2016   #5
dhlao

Windows 7 Utlimate x64
 
 

Problem solved after FORCE install a new AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controller driver. Those 2 Not Initialized disks resume back to healthy RAID 1
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13 Dec 2016   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Congratulations, you found the solution.
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