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Missing Boot - Invalid Raid drives - No valide deivce!...

By 1misled
Jan 24, 2008
  1. Any suggestions on how to recover my raid array or any of my files?

    OS is windows Vista, the RAID is configured as a 10 (Mirrored/Striped) with 4 WD SATA 250GB hard drives,
    mb is ASUS A8N SLI Deluxe, Silicon controller in use, NVidia controller not in use.

    Rebooted machine, and received the following error:

    No valide deivce!...press any key to continue

    (yes the spelling is like that on screen...)

    Then I get: DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

    Tried rebooting a couple of times but no change. Ran the WD tools on the disks, "no problems".

    If I do a Ctrl-S to enter the SiL-3114 (Silicon Image Controller) Bios,

    it shows the 4 drives under Physical Drive but under Logical Drive it says "Invalid Raid drive".

    If I click "Create Raid set it comes back with "Not enough single drives to create Raid set".

    If I select “Resolve Conflicts”, it says no conflicts exist.


    So now I purchased 2 additional Wd 250GB Drives identical to the other 4.

    In addition maybe for troubleshooting, I have another computer that can run 2 drive raid sets.

    I am not sure which direction I want to proceed to recover either my disk array or my files

    without causing more damage to the posibility of recovering my files!

    Please advise, thank-you.
     
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

  3. 1misled

    1misled TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Any suggestions, please?

    yes I have, Silicon Controller is enabled.
     
  4. fongbar

    fongbar TS Rookie

    I had the same problem and since its a hardware raid I was able to move the drive to the onboard controller and was able to see the drive and get my data.

    My OS was on a non raided drive... my important data was on the raid1.
     
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