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Old 12-26-2005, 04:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hard Drives Crashed?/ No Reformat/ No Workie

Long story. Ready??? Any and all help is appreciated.

We will start with labels. I have 2 80 G Seagate HD's. We will call the one I have been using forever #1HD and the one that was the back up #2. Both hard drives are partitioned into 3 separate partitions C/D/E. Running XP Alienware with RAID (I think). System is almost 4 1/2 years old.

About 2 years ago I had a buddy array and mirror the two hard drives. Something happened about a year ago and the mirror fell off line. I didn't notice it and it continued that way until 6 or so months ago. Then I called my buddy and told him. He said that if I wasn't worried about a mirror then just to make a new array and that everything would be alright and I would have 80 G of extra hard drive space. Cool. So I did that. Then I started it up. Well on first start it booted to #2. (neither HD is set up as a slave). So I thought cool I will just swap wires and off I go.

Not so much. Well it booted up to HD#1 because some of the old users weren't there, but once I got into my user it went to my old desktop with all the old stuff. It had renamed #1 HD F/G/H and had made the #2 C/D/E even though I swaped the wires. So utterly confused I disconnected HD #1. I just wanted to wipe the #2 HD. But now it will only start up and run in windows for a minute or so before initiating a shutdown/restart. I turned off the automatic shutdown feature in the properties and at the point where it shuts down it just freezes.

Ok so I will try #1. It still should work. Nope it won't even boot up to where the user accounts are it just freezes at the blue screen small windows ICON. Out of ideas and my buddy doesn't have the time. Any thoughts or suggestions would help.

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