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Hard Drive Might Be Dead :(

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And I am not surprised.

For the past couple weeks I have been having increased HDD activity, longer boot time, less responsiveness in loading applications, random Windows HDD Check's, and longer shutdowns.

So when I booted my PC today and saw "Member Status: Failed" for one of the drives in my RAID array, I really wasn't surprised. I had originally thought that it might be some sort of virus or malware giving me the issue, but several scans had turned up nothing.

The computer will still attempt to boot and show the Windows splash screen but not go past that. I killed the array and tried installing Windows on a new RAID array as well as drives individually. I get either errors about not recognizing the drives or it sits at 0% completed.

However it does this for both drives. I doubt both drives died on me at the same time. So could it be a motherboard issue?
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Windows has been at 0% for the "Expanding Files" part for a good half hour now.
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Are you trying to install Windows while your system being overclocked?
In the case that at least one of the disks is ok, if you are oc'd try at stock, as during OS installations a lot of IO operations go on, and overclocks even if stable in Windows can lead to a failure to install.
May have nothing to do with your problem, but its worth a shot
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Yeah I went stock as soon as I started having issues.

This is quite frustrating. It is strange, and I am suspicious that there is more to it that just the harddrives.
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