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I just set BIOS settings to default and my RAID is not working anymore.
Status: Failed, Bootable: No

One disk is "Non-Raid disk" other is "Member Disk (0)"

Its been on for like 2 days. My mobo is X58 UD5 Gigabyte. Bios F7.

Is there any way to recover it and get it running again? Please not, that i'm not interested in any data recovery, but i'v spent 2 days installing and tweaking my windows and i certainly doesnt have time to do it again.

I have set disks to "raid" in bios again, but still...
 

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Ok, are you needing to boot from these drives?

I had this, gave me a bit of a fright one time, but it sorted itself out eventually

First things first. Turn off RAID and boot the PC. Go into the BIOS and see if the drives are visible.

If they're not visible, one of them has crapped itself adn you need an RMA, if they're visible, try setting RAID back again.

If, after that, it still doens't work, then I'm afraid your array has gotten corrupt and you need to start over
 

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If you have set the disks to RAID in the BIOS settings, then yes it should recognise them.

Was your RAID level 1 or 0? I'm not familiar with the ICH10R - is there a separate BIOS for it to do the actual RAID setup? Can you see your RAID in there?
 

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If it's an ICH10R check my sig for a guide that has repaired this..

Make sure though it's the same cause if not you will lose everything.. Just saying do your
research..

It works each and everytime I've done it (3 times now) as well others..

Good luck!
 

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Again, I've had this same error.

Make sure both drives are being read, by disabling RAID and loading the BIOS. If they're showing in the BIOS, then try enabling RAID again.

Also, make sure you've enabled the right SATA sockets for the RAID. Seems daft to suggest this, but, well, it's a mistake I've made when I've been rushing through it.

If the drives show in the BIOS, and your RAID settings are ok, and it's still not working. Your array has corrupt. If the drives aren't showing in the BIOS (most likely just one of the pair) then that drive needs to go back via RMA.

I had a 3 month old WD drive do this to me. Luckily, I bought WD and they're alright for warrenties.
 

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Not sure what HDD drivers i had. The ones that comes with Win 7 install i guess.

Ok, i'll be more specific about what happens.

I load default BIOS settings. Restarted PC - then i noticed on booting screen, that RAID has status "Failed" and later message "Missing operating system" poped up. I went to BIOS, set up controller from normal to RAID, thought that would work. Restarted PC, but again everything same... So this is where I am at the moment.

What is level 1/0? I am not very familiar with RAID setups. ICH10R has separate "menu" or BIOS for this. Options are: Create new Raid, Delete RAID, Reset raid - that will delete all data tho.
 

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RAID 0 is for speed. If one drive fails, it's game over. RAID 1 is for uptime. If one drive fails, you keep going.

In the ICH10R BIOS, can you view an existing RAID? If so, what does it show?
 

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What is level 1/0? I am not very familiar with RAID setups. ICH10R has separate "menu" or BIOS for this. Options are: Create new Raid, Delete RAID, Reset raid - that will delete all data tho.
The Intel RAID Matrix BIOS hook comes up and when you see the messages `Failed` or `Member Disk(0)` etc I believe you hit CTL-I and that will take you to a special RAID BIOS where you can configure.

Again, if it's the Intel Matrix this is an all too common issue. The data is not gone per se but can't be accessed because if the RAID metadata.

It *CAN* be repaired if indeed this matches your situation read my guide below.
 

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Both drives are showing in BIOS, when disabled RAID.

@Ictinike: thats exactly what i'am seeing. I am gonna check your guide right now. Thanks

@parityboy: pretty much what Ictinike said. It shows the Volume 0 RAID, which has Failed status and in tab below there are two HDD's, one with status "Member Disk" and other "Non Raid disk"
 

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Both drives are showing in BIOS, when disabled RAID.
Then drives are fine and you most likely have the same issue I've had numerous times. Most, in fact, after flashing a new BIOS or resetting settings to default at times. ICH10R are a bit whack but again can be repaired *without data loss*.

[EDIT] I'm checking your sig board and that has an nVidia controller so that is most likely *not* ICH10R from Intel mate.. I'll keep checking but is this happening on the same board in your sig?
 
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Both drives are showing in BIOS, when disabled RAID.
Ok, now see if there's a part of the BIOS for SATA settings. Mine are in the onboard settings.

I know mine's an Nvidia board, but I have to open a SATA menu and tell the BIOS which SATA sockets to be used as RAID (currently, mines 3 and 4) then I'd ahve to enter the RAID BIOS to set up an array.

Fortunately, your array is already set up, so you won't need to do that.

But, I'm 100% confident you've just not told the BIOS which SATA sockets to use for RAID. Which would explain the RAID BIOS giving the failed status. This happens every single time I reset my CMOS after a bad overclocking attempt. resetting the CMOS is similar to the BIOS defaults in that it clears all my previous settings.

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I think you should count yourself lucky both drives are visible, too! That's always a good sign!
 

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I'm 100% confident you've just not told the BIOS which SATA sockets to use for RAID. Which would explain the RAID BIOS giving the failed status.
I agree Kyrten, his board has nVidia chipset so it's not an Intel thus my guide most likely will not help


I never did lose a RAID array on an nVidia chipset but had lost settings numerous times which, again, I agree is most likely the situation here.
 

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Then drives are fine and you most likely have the same issue I've had numerous times. Most, in fact, after flashing a new BIOS or resetting settings to default at times. ICH10R are a bit whack but again can be repaired *without data loss*.

[EDIT] I'm checking your sig board and that has an nVidia controller so that is most likely *not* ICH10R from Intel mate.. I'll keep checking but is this happening on the same board in your sig?
This is another machine, my new i7 build which i bought 3 days ago. Motherboard is UD5, which has ICH10R.

Sorry, didnt have time to upgrade my sig


atm trying to find where in bios i assign drives to sockets... not sure if this bios even have this option. If i cant get it, i will try the guide!
 

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I agree Kyrten, his board has nVidia chipset so it's not an Intel thus my guide most likely will not help


I never did lose a RAID array on an nVidia chipset but had lost settings numerous times which, again, I agree is most likely the situation here.

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This is another machine, my new i7 build which i bought 3 days ago. Motherboard is UD5, which has ICH10R.

Sorry, didnt have time to upgrade my sig


atm trying to find where in bios i assign drives to sockets... not sure if this bios even have this option. If i cant get it, i will try the guide!

All the same, it's still likely you just need to tell the BIOS which sockets to be used as RAID!

I have to go now, but I'll leave you in the capable hands of Ictinike!

EDIT:

have a look under the onboard settings, or near the USB settings, or near hardware monitoring! It'll be there somewhere!
 

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This is another machine, my new i7 build which i bought 3 days ago. Motherboard is UD5, which has ICH10R.

Sorry, didnt have time to upgrade my sig

Ahhh well grats on the new build *AND* having ICH10R then I'm telling you it can be fixed, seen it too many times now, your issue


I'm just fearful of helping the non established masses, no disrespect, on RAID issues because it can go either way. You could get your array back with my guide I'm fairly sure however it could go wrong and you could lose everything however it's not anything less than what you have now.

Again, no disrespect here, but not knowing much about RAID setups it might not be something you wish to employ. Sure it get's you gains on your system and I'm for all learning (which I know your apt at doing) but losing critical data on a setup you might not know how to work -or- possibly repair is a tough choice. I hope you get what I'm saying here..
 

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Ictinike: are you using F7 BIOS? There is optopm "Smart Backup", does it need to be in "RAID 0 (Performance)" mode? Just wondering, becouse i had it like that, and it didnt seem to reset after i cleared bios settings.

edit: Sure, i understand, but at this point i have nothing to loose, only lots of hours from my time, which i spent configuring my new windows install. So even if this goes wrong, i am glad i learn new things about raid, how to deal with it, what i need to avoid in future, etc.
 

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What BIOS? Award?

If so I can possibly take some screeshots of my BIOS and up them here shortly if that would help you. Must reboot, BIOS capture and log back in so take me a few and dinner is incoming


Let me know though. What's the new board btw? I'm replying and maybe you already stated.. Model and name, etc
 

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Ictinike: are you using F7 BIOS? There is optopm "Smart Backup", does it need to be in "RAID 0 (Performance)" mode? Just wondering, becouse i had it like that, and it didnt seem to reset after i cleared bios settings/
I'm running F9 on my UD3P which isn't yours but similar. As for that smart backup that's used for XP only I believe.. I've never used nor touched it.

Let me get some BIOS screenshots from my F9 which I"m sure are the same for the drives/RAID as your UD5. Be Right back.
 

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Award BIOS, F7 - which is newest for this board. The board is Gigabyte UD5.

The Smart Backup thing, i set it to RAID 0 even before I created this RAID array (and before windows install)

@Kryten:

Couldnt find it yet, I see the positions of HDDs (They are listed as "ports"), but thats it. I think i cannot change those fields. Laters mate and thanks for your help!
 
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