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So when I took out my non working hard drive I accidentally loosened a sata cable in my raid and booted back up my system. And now my raid failed... I reconnected the cables and all is good minus the fact that my raid is still failed.

I booted into Ubuntu because I can't get to any of my window installs now. This is actually my first time actually using it and I kind of expected it to be a little harder to get the hang of.

Here is what I think I need to do:

1. Delete the array
2. Recreate the array

I have no idea how to do either of those without losing my data on them.
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Sounds to me like you're SOL.
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Odd--what raid are you using? Assuming RAID0? On-board controller or a dedicated card? Have you checked the raid controller utility pre-boot?

It should have been re-recognized once you re-plugged in the sata cable--assuming that you didn't format the single drive for some odd reason. The drives should have remained unchanged. Don't know why it's all of a sudden showing failure. I've done this many times with my computer--I'd assume it would be the same, though I've never used my raid array as a boot drive, and not with multiple OS's.
    
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Sounds to me like onboard RAID. This is why I recommend people not to use it, since every seems to mess it up and loose their stuff.
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Sounds to me like onboard RAID. This is why I recommend people not to use it, since every seems to mess it up and loose their stuff.
Agreed, probably on-board. I've never had bad luck with mine though--then again, I don't tweak with it much either. Lovin' the old ich9 chipset...

OP, post back with more info if you can--like what the raid array had on it (assuming your windows installs, but not sure), etc.
    
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One windows install. I made the raid kind of small so I wouldn't lose anything important if by chance I had to reset it up. I had a copy of the drive mirrored on the hard drive that failed taking my other installs with it along with my back up.

So it sounds like I'm SOL because I used the motherboards raid controller.

And yes, this was a raid 0.
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post #7 of 7
I'm pretty sure you can rebuild a raid 0 without losing your data. Using the system tools that were used to create the raid in the first, you should be able to delete the raid and recreate it. It should prompt you as to whether or not you wish to initialize the disks as well. Do NOT initialize the drives, as this will wipe the data. You only want to rebuild the raid.

Outside of that, your raid software should be able to sort out the data and put everything back in order.
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