Thanks for reading, first off, as I cannot seem to find much help anywhere on the net for this issue. I've had to resort to posting on forums for help.
I have an Asus M3A78-T, with 3 1TB drives set up into a RAID 5 array. It had two partitions, a 100gb OS and a 1.9tb Datastore. Worked fine for 3 months. The drives occupy SATA ports 1-3. Then one day, #2 decides to take a nose dive. It was dropped from the array during normal OS usage. Reboots still left the array in a Critical/Degraded status.
I could boot into windows, and use AMD's RaidXpert to see the degraded array. However, no matter what I did, the Rebuild tab was ALWAYS greyed out and unselectable. Even when I set the #2 drive as free or even as a spare, I could not rebuild the array.
I ended up adding a fourth drive to the system, a 500gb, and copied my windows partition to it (from the array---talk about hard as balls) and set it all up. I thought that maybe the RAID array could not be rebuilt if an OS was running from it. Anyway, the new copied OS works perfectly fine. Regardless, RaidXpert still greys out the Rebuild tab.
I have no clue what to do. To make matters worse, I know there is a newer version of RaidXpert out there to install, but when I make the attempt, it says I have to uninstall the old version... Which I can't find in Add/Remove programs.
I need some serious lovin =[
***EDIT: Forgot to mention I used both the latest firefox and internet explorer to see if it was a browser issue. Both grey out the Rebuild tab. BIOS is up to date.
Here are two links to .jpg's to help you understand the issue. Notice the rebuild tab is greyed out.