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RAID 5 Problem after hard crash

Jim Carbone
Occasional Visitor

RAID 5 Problem after hard crash

Greetings, while doing some heavy reading I lost a drive in a RAID5 array on a DL380G1(dusty) . When it came back up, made it through post but just get a blinking cursor after that. I put a new drive in for auto-recovery but still, the blinking cursor. I get the resuming auto-recovery message, the newly installed drive is blinking, as if recovering, but there is no activity on the other 2 original drives - - blinking cursor remains.

I've tried to gain access to the partitions using a bootable CD but can't get past blinking cursor for CD boot.. where's the BIOS key? Even tried loading DOS drivers for the SMARTARRAY but really could not get the drivers to load from config.sys.

Any suggestions? There are 4 small VSS files I need off the 2nd partiton (D:). Any tools you know that might be able to get me into this partition? Also, how does one get into the bios on this thing?

Any help is much appreciated.
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Jim Carbone
Occasional Visitor

Re: RAID 5 Problem after hard crash

Ha, got a CD to boot and can now get some tools. Good luck on your issues out here guys. No fun on a saturday!!