So I was transferring a large file when my computer locked up. I restarted and windows started to load, but continued to load forever. I then tinkered with it until it will freeze as soon as it starts to load windows. I have confirmed the faulty drive with WD lifeguard diagnostics. I'm pretty good about backing my data up so I shouldn't have lost much if anything.
Anyways, the thing that is weird is that it will freeze up most bootable disks that I try to run, unless I unplug that particular array. Is that weird to anybody. I've tried a couple of Bart PE disks and they all freeze up for some reason when loading. Since SATA drives are hot swappable I loaded up some BART PE, then plugged in the array to see what would happen. The drive doesnt register for the most part but certain programs will still detect it. hd tune for instance, which does me no good since it has no repair feature. I wish I could find a way to run ckhdsk on it but cant get the computer to locate the drive (it assigns no drive path to it C:,D:, whatever). Oh well. I guess it was time to reinstall anyways. I just wish I could get the array up to make sure I'm not loosing anything.