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  1. Well, I got my CPU installed this morning and fired up my computer with the former "hidden" disk from the RAID1 array attached to a regular IDE channel, and the ex-boot disk out of the box. I first tried to usde a Repair Install - the installer asked if I wanted to use the whole disk - it did not see any partitions even though there were 3 there before. I then tried to load the Repair Console to see if I could repair a Windows installation. That was a no-go, as it did not see a valid installation. I also loaded Partition Magic 8.0 to take a look at the disk. It sees a blank disk. So, I will try one more thing - using the RaidRP tool that Frank Russo pointed me to. I am not sure that this will actually do any good, but at this point, I have nothing to lose. If that fails, I will do a fresh XP install to one disk and restore from image to my 2nd disk. The idea is to recover most of my data along with a fresh install of XP with APIC enabled. I do not think I am going to go back to a RAID array; rather, I will use a partition on the 2nd disk to store images for backup. Any other final ideas as to how to recover this data?
  2. This appears to only work for correcting striping issues on RAID 0+1 arrayes. Here is the README: Now the tool software only suports the stripe consisting of two disks and the raid 0+1. The step for using: (1). Insert the HPT370/372A card into your computer,and link all disks that you want to resume to the card. (2). Run the program in DOS. Now display four selections for you in the screen. 1. Create the bak file.And then rebuild! 2. Don't create the bak file.And rebuild! 3. Resume these disks' information! 4. exit (3). Please select what you want by press the '1','2','3', '4'. If you resume the stripe of these disks at first time, we suggest you to select '1'.If you have created the bak file, then please select '2'. When the stripe or raid 0+1 that you resume is error, please select the '3' resume these disks original information. (4). The following you can cancel or ensure your operation by pressing 'y' or 'n'. (5). After the operation is over, you had better restart your computer . And then look over your data in these disks by keying in the 'dir' command. I have not received the CPU I was expecting yet today from Newegg (looks like there might be some weather related Fed Ex delivery problems), so I will not be able to do too much about this until I get the CPU installed.
  3. Thanks very much for the link. Unfortunately, the link does not seem to work. Could you check it and repost it? I will give it a shot with my 374. Thanks much!
  4. But, in the past, when I created an array, it would take time and build the array by copying data from the drive I chose as the Boot drive to the Hidden drive. I am pretty sure that what happened was that the MBR got deleted by the controller. It happened too fast to be any actual deletion of partitions / files / etc. So, I will look into it once I get the new CPU in. Thanks for the responses so far!
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    Attack of the.. er.. Drivebench

    I cannot connect to the URL you gave earlier to d/l it, so I am assuming that it is not available right now? I would like to try it out, if I can find it. Thanks.
  6. System as in sig. Being apparently not overly bright, I was busy pulling the Palomino XP2100+ from my system this morning to send it off to it's new owner and prepare for the arrival of the TBRED 2100+ replacement, when I decided to go into my BIOS and break my RAID1 array. In the past, I have always done this by unplugging the hidden drive, then breaking the array once my HPT374 controller detected the problem on boot. However, this time I went into the HPT BIOS and deleted the array, mistakenly figuring that the data loss warning message applied only to RAID0 or other spanning type arrays. Oops! Now I am of course getting the cannot find bootable disk type message from my computer. Also, the CPU is out of it now, so I will not be able to resume work on it until after the new one arrives. My question is: Can I recover my data, either by using the Repair Installation feature or the Recovery console? I do have a backup image of the drive, but it is 2 or 3 weeks old. I would actually like to load XP fresh anyhow, but would like to be able to recover my current data. Signed - not too bright this Monday! :oops:
  7. Honold, I am running a RAID1 array in the system in my sig using 2 WD800JBs. Here is a copy of a WB99 run I did recently: Also, here is a recent ATTO result, after a bunch of tweaking because I was getting bad READ and WRITE performance versus a single disk. I suspect based on your observations about the STR performance in WB99 that you may have an INT issue in your system. does the controller share and INT with eiither your video card, sound card or NIC? If it does, I would try to get it not to. Your observations about bad performance on single disk seem to line up with this, although that does not explain the poor performance on your regular IDE controller unless it is on the same INT as well.