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WTH happened to my desktop: Boot error out of nowhere (pic)

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Running Raid 0. Started this morning only to see this screen. Was working just fine last night. Using laptop right now. Don't hear any grinding noise. I do hear a slight whining noise when I shut down. When I load the boot screen, it says RAID not detected or something.



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What kind of RAID controller are you using? Is it a stand-alone card or on-board.
When the computer boots, access the RAID controller (either through its driver or in the BIOS) and see if one of your disks have failed.
 

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What kind of RAID controller are you using? Is it a stand-alone card or on-board.
When the computer boots, access the RAID controller (either through its driver or in the BIOS) and see if one of your disks have failed.
I have no idea. The computer came with RAID when I bought it. Sony VGC-RA830G.

How do I detect a bad drive in Bios?
 
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If it's a laptop, it would be best to let sony handle without voiding your warranty.
 

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If it's a laptop, it would be best to let sony handle without voiding your warranty.
Its a desktop.

PORT 0 and 1 are RAID..

 
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You could try fixing the master boot record (MBR).
 
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If you have an SSD, they use RAID internally, but I thought that would be transparent to the bios.

aside from the obvious - a HW malfuntion - check the bios to see what the bood order is and if RAID is enabled.

I have one machine that periodically would rearrange the boot priority and I would get an error saying insert boot disk or whatever. Eventually I figured out that the priority had changed.
 

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Ok, FIXED! I inserted the Sony Recovery disc and it detected a failure in the Raid controller. It automatically fixed it and is now working. Not sure why or how the raid controller went bad???
 
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WOW. Recovery disc fixed the raid controller error and you did not have to rebuild the array?? I am impressed.
 
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WOW. Recovery disc fixed the raid controller error and you did not have to rebuild the array?? I am impressed.
There is hope for raid zero without rebuilding the array after all :)