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    Boot Problem After Installing New HDD

    I just installed a RAID controller card, along with 4 HDD drives. After the POST appears, the controller card shows its BIOS. I configured the hard drives into a RAID 5 array. After the controller card BIOS appears, the motherboards integrated RAID BIOS appears (nForce). Anyway, when the PC tried to boot, it could not find anything to boot from. So I restarted and checked the motherboard's BIOS to see what the boot order was. It was the wrong way round, so I put the nForce RAID array as the primary hard drive and the controller card RAID array as the 2nd boot device. I now get this error when I try to boot the computer:

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    Couldn't open drive multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)
    NTLDR: Couldn't open drive multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)

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    Re: Boot Problem After Installing New HDD

    OK, just to get this straight, you have a RAID5 array (on a dedicated controller), but are booting from a single hard drive (on the nForce controller)?

    Regardless, it's not seeing an OS on whatever it is trying to boot from. You didn't accidentally include the OS hard drive in the RAID5 array or anything, and then change it back, did you?

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    Re: Boot Problem After Installing New HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    OK, just to get this straight, you have a RAID5 array (on a dedicated controller), but are booting from a single hard drive (on the nForce controller)?

    Regardless, it's not seeing an OS on whatever it is trying to boot from. You didn't accidentally include the OS hard drive in the RAID5 array or anything, and then change it back, did you?
    I'm trying to boot from a RAID 0 on the nForce controller.

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    Re: Boot Problem After Installing New HDD

    And you didn't touch that array at all? Didn't remove cables or did anything in the nF BIOS?

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    Re: Boot Problem After Installing New HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    And you didn't touch that array at all? Didn't remove cables or did anything in the nF BIOS?
    I've now deleted and recreated both arrays:

    nForce 4 onboard RAID: 2x160GB - RAID 0
    HighPoint RocketRAID controller card: 4x750GB - RAID 5

    With the windows XP cd-rom in, I get the following error:

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    Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration.....
    
    NTDETECT failed

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    Re: Boot Problem After Installing New HDD

    I also tried with the SUSE Linux 10.3 installation DVD, and it did not recognise either RAID array, it just shows up like this:

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    Nvidia RAID bcadij
    Nvidia RAID aacisbs
    160GB Seagate
    160GB Seagate
    750GB Hitachi
    750GB Hitachi
    750GB Hitachi
    750GB Hitachi
    It wasnt actually "bcadij" and "aacisbs" but it was a load of random characters, mostly a,b,c,d.

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    Re: Boot Problem After Installing New HDD

    I'm lost. Even when trying to install Windows it's failing? And the array appears in the main motherboard BIOS as an array fine?

    Grasping at straws here, but you might want to try Memtest if you can.

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    Re: Boot Problem After Installing New HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    I'm lost. Even when trying to install Windows it's failing?
    Doesn't even attempt to install Windows, it spits out the "NTDETECT failed" thing first.

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    And the array appears in the main motherboard BIOS as an array fine?
    Yup.

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    Grasping at straws here, but you might want to try Memtest if you can.
    Im 99% sure that the memory is fine. Even if it wasn't, it wouldn't cause the same error every time.

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    Re: Boot Problem After Installing New HDD

    Found the problem. Apparently there is a conflict between the nForce RAID and the Highpoint RocketRAID. When I turn either one off, everyone works fine. Will have to buy a better RAID card so I can put everything on one controller.

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    Re: Boot Problem After Installing New HDD

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