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Intel Sata Raid 1 WinXP Home won't boot

By ashraf ·
Hi I have Intel Motherboard D865 PERLK with SATA RAID 1 implemneted with two 80 GB Sata HDD in Windows XP Home environment. One day system's power failure occured, When I started booting the system after power failure, It did not boot & gave me this error: " windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupted: Windows\System32\Config\System You can attemp to repair this by starting windows setup using the original setup CD-rom, Select 'R' at the first screen to start repair."

Is there any body who can help me to resolve this problem. Since I have tried for repair using F6 option & Specifying the Intel 82801ER SATA RAID Controller drivers but after loading its files & showing me, it gives error that there is no hard disk installed in this system I have only one option which is QUIT by pressing F3. Please help me. Thanks Ashraf

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Intel Sata Raid 1 WinXP H ...

First hing is to copy the SATA RAID Drivers to the Root on a Floppy or CD if you don't have a floppy and try again to perform the repair but it most likely will not work because you have not configured the RAID only installed the drivers to allow you to begin to configure the RAID Array.

To reinstall the original OS on your previous Setup you'll need to grab the Book for the system or M'Board to tell you exactly how to configure the RAID Array and then follow the directions here

But only after you have the RAID Array working correctly. It's possible that the power failure damaged the SAT Drive Controlled and has hosed the RAID Array ability to run if that's the case you're up for a new M'Board. This time also get a UPS so this never happens again as it's painful to go through and even something as shout as 3 minutes of downtime will have paid for the UPS several time aver.

As you had a power failure with an unprotected computer it's also possible that one or more of the drives has been damaged so I would suggest that you run diagnostics on every drive in the Array before you even start trying to rebuild the setup. If everything comes up as Fine you can continue with the rebuild but if you get a faulty drive remove it and test it in a Known Good Computer and it it comes up as OK you have a faulty Controller so you'll need to replace the M'Board. If it comes up as faulty on both tests it's the drive which has gone bad and needs replacing.


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by disteny3000 In reply to Intel Sata Raid 1 WinXP H ...

i don't know plz tell me the answer

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