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Windows 7: Problem With Windows 7 Software RAID 1

4 Weeks Ago   #1

Problem With Windows 7 Software RAID 1

Asus MB
AMD Processor
64 Bit Windows 7

I setup my wife's PC with the OS on an SSD (C) and her data on a separate HD (D,) I did this using sysprep when I first setup the system so I could backup the OS and data drives separately.

I subsequently decided to create a software RAID 1 of the data drive in addition to regular backups.

Her PC is about 6 years old and has recently developed some problems. In addition, I accidentally found out that the RAID 1 has failed. There is a notice when I bring up disk management. "Failed redundancy."

I want to find out which disk has a problem and I attempted to try and read them using another PC but neither of the drives is readable. They only show up as dynamic disks.

I have backed up the data prior to removing the disks.

What I want to do is revert to basic disks or at the least, just use one disk.

How can I make both disks readable in another PC so I can identify which disk has the latest data on it.

I also want to be able to put the disk back in her PC,


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4 Weeks Ago   #2

win 8 32 bit

I would goto the disk makers web site as they will have a disk check specific to there drive which should tell the state of the disk
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4 Weeks Ago   #3


/They are WD drives and there is nothing wrong with them. I have checked them thoroughly. All i want at this point is to break the RAID but I keep getting an error message....missing plex
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4 Weeks Ago   #4

Windows 7 HP 64

You should un build the Raid array the same way you did to build. I suppose it was under BIOS.
As I remember a single Raid 1 disk could be read independently of the other, only Raid 0 you must have both.

In same PC, can you detach one disk and test the other?
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4 Weeks Ago   #5

win 8 32 bit

You stated want to find out which disk has a problem and I attempted to try and read them using another PC but neither of the drives is readable

Now your saying they are ok?
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