Ok, went into my main machine this morning and I have a black screen saying that Vista can't boot. It needs repaired. Thinking Vista just got stupid (like it never does that) I rebooted and let it cool - same thing.
The machine was working a day before - no recent changes to hard/software.
Put in Vista disk to start a repair.
Repair console will not see my WD Black Drives in a RAID stripe (boot).
It's asking for device drivers for the drives.
Poked around a bit and no luck on the 'recovery' part.
(had to go to work)
At work grabbed a download from Biostar for the MB's RAID drivers - is this what it needed?
Also grabbing a copy of Knoppix Live CD - to check data - will this work with the RAID array.
The RAID utility (in boot) does see the array & it looks healthy.
What else can I do? Any help or ideas as to what happened appreciated.
I think I might drop the RAID once I get this sorted out.
OK. I unplugged everything. Then plugged just the RAID back in (not my other two 'stuff' drives).
Switched BIOS over to ATHC - wouldn't boot.
Switched BIOS back to RAID - booted right up.
Under boot screen "installing 3 updates" - Windows update fragged me?
System currently running - but I'm doing a back up and then I'll decide if I want to keep the RAID.
Anyone have any idea what happened?
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