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XP BOOT DISK Doesn't find the OS or Drives

By cdcray
Jan 18, 2008
  1. I have an Intel CDC system, 2 GB Ram, 2 160GB SATA drives Raid 0. System was working fine until the power Supply developed a reboot every time I bumped the desk. I isolated the probem to the PS. I have replaced it and now I can't get the system to run. Tried booting with the XP OS disk, but I get the message that it can't find any drives. The Bios says they are there. I used the WD diagnostic disk to determine that the drives are ok...and the drives worked alright booting from the floppy drive and diagnostic diskette.

    Why won't XP see the RAID Drives? I load the Raid drivers each time I boot the OS from the DVD drives. The Bios recognizes the RAID setup correctly.

    Any Ideas? I'm Stumped.:confused:
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Raid enabled in bios, or startup setup screen ?
     
  3. cdcray

    cdcray TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes. RAID controller installed after pressing F6 During setup.
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Some BIOS (F2 or DEL or other to enter) have a RAID enabled option as well
     
  5. cdcray

    cdcray TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have the Bios set for RAID as well. The Bios shows the proper settup of the raid system durning the Boot up.
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Disconnect the Sata HardDrives from the M/b
    Reconnect in reverse order (1st sata into 2nd 2nd sata into first)
    Are both HardDrives the same manufacturer ?
     
  7. cdcray

    cdcray TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Both Drives arethe same size, model and manufacturer.
    I will try swaping the drives.
    Thanks
     
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