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    Raid 0 problem- Dying drives?? HELP :)

    HI,

    Wel I have myself a small problem with my raid setup.
    - I am running four WD3200 RE16 (Western Digital 320GB Raid Edition)
    - Running Raid 0 off my onboard Matrix Raid controller


    Problem started about 4 days ago when I got a blue screen and reboot. Wasnt enough time to see what the error was. When the computer restarted it asked to do a diskcheck which I let it do. This time it found a whole bunch of stuff and corrected it and loaded windows fine.

    Yesterday when I turned on the pc it went through the bios and instead of loading windows i got a black screen with white text something along the lines of:

    The following file is either missing or invalid
    C:\WINDOWS\CONFIG\SYSTEM
    Please insert the windows CD and run the recovery console


    Anyways I had to load up windows along with the raid driver, started the recorvery console and ran CHKDSK... this found "one or more errors" completed and I rebooted and now it works.

    I have run a disk validation tool in the Intel Matrix program and it comes out 100% fine on the raid drives.

    Any ideas whats going on here? is one of my drives dying? what other disc checking tools can I run?

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    Re: Raid 0 problem- Dying drives?? HELP :)

    Use the manufactures tools for the drive to check their mechanical fitness.

    And, as always, (regardless of RAID 0 or single drives) : Backup

    Do you only have the single OS installed? (XP SP2 Im assuming?)
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    Re: Raid 0 problem- Dying drives?? HELP :)

    Hi,
    Yes it is Win XP SP2

    You know where i can get a link to the manufacturers software for Western Digital WD3200 RE16 drives? and what tests would I be running?

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    Re: Raid 0 problem- Dying drives?? HELP :)

    aaah got it
    lol being silly...

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      • Memory:
      • 4GB OCZ DDRII 800MHZ Platinum Rev2 (756mhz, 4-4-4-12 2T)
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      • 4X WD3200 caviar RE16 (Raid 0), 2X WD Raptor 74GB
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    Re: Raid 0 problem- Dying drives?? HELP :)

    ok... the WD diagnostics Utility dosent see my drive properly becuase its raid (im assuming).. It sees it as 0GB and the drive name is garbled charachters..

    I tried a boot disk with this software and it starts to load up and then just black screen. funny thing is that since i ran CHKDSK its running fine...I just dont know why this has happened twice in 4 days

    Heres some more info on the problem:
    In event viewer the error code is:

    Category: (102)
    Event ID: 1003
    Error code 00008086, parameter1 00000000, parameter2 00000000, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 00000000.

    Info on the Matrix Controller:
    Intel ICH8R / ICH9R SATA RAID CONTROLLER

    Motherboard: Asus P5K-E
    operating system: Windows XP Pro 32bit SP2

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    Re: Raid 0 problem- Dying drives?? HELP :)

    The problem is that your hard crash left a number of broken file links which were only partially corrected by your first chkdsk and came to light later. The full chkdsk scan can take over an hour on a 500G disk.

    I don't think it's evidence of failing drives, it's a consequence of crashing the system with several open file handles and pending disk operations, something that RAID0 is particularly sensitive to. If you're going to use RAID0, avoid BSODs .

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    Re: Raid 0 problem- Dying drives?? HELP :)

    hehe ok...
    so i need to run a full disk check then?

    will the inbuilt windows disk checker be able to run a check on C:\ while i have the operating system open or do i do it in dos?

    (what is the dos command if so? )

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    Re: Raid 0 problem- Dying drives?? HELP :)

    R-click the system partition in explorer, select Properties->Tools->Check Now... and tick both boxes, this will schedule a scan at the next boot.

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    Re: Raid 0 problem- Dying drives?? HELP :)

    many thanks

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    Re: Raid 0 problem- Dying drives?? HELP :)

    someone suggested to me that due to my overclock ( 333fsb) my southbridge voltage could be out of whack and this could perhaps cause the issue im having.

    you reckon this could be the case?
    Asus P5K-E
    Have the southbridge voltage set to auto as I have no clue what its supposed to be at.

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    Re: Raid 0 problem- Dying drives?? HELP :)

    Quote Originally Posted by twicksisted View Post
    someone suggested to me that due to my overclock ( 333fsb) my southbridge voltage could be out of whack and this could perhaps cause the issue im having.

    you reckon this could be the case?
    Asus P5K-E
    Have the southbridge voltage set to auto as I have no clue what its supposed to be at.
    Devices like the signalling to the actually drives wouldn't be affected by overclocking, as they use a separate source for their supply (they don't pull power straight from the bridge)

    BUT, overclocking can cause instability, and this is a tell tale sign of it, so there is some truth in whats being said If the southbridge is unstable, it certainly can cause these issues
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