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Could recovery console get to c:\windows without reading the partition tables for partition 1 and partition 2? Alex Udanis Load More Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? Over the last two days, I did a lot of those searches myself. a system that will boot only into a free drive, but not into the raid mirror. his comment is here

The other hard drive is fine (except for that Intel Matrix Plug-In issue above). Besides, I think the tech would have mentioned that there were already 4 drives when he put in my third drive after I got this computer. Louis gave me some really good advice for how to undo the RAID, but I have still not actually done it. UPDATE: If I go back into my BIOS and change the hard drive configuration from RAID back to IDE then I can successfully boot into Windows like I normally do without https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/302737/cant-boot-missing-haldll-on-raid-1-array/

But I thought the registry got "loaded" later - I thought if there was a registry corruption you would still get past hal. The instructions say nothing about the fat utility partition [or that DSR partition]. Virus scans should not damage things but anything is possible if the files are seen as infected.

Edited by MaryBet82, 22 March 2010 - 12:54 PM. Then you can hook back up the secondary drive and transfer whatever files you may need. mac 10.6 on macbook pro WinXP sp2 on Dell 380 w/ 512 MB RAM- currently dead in the water WinXP tab ed sp 3 on Thinkpad X41 w/ 1.5 GB RAM I haven't edited it and I don't see how running the avira scan could have done so, but it directs to partition 2 - maybe because it's RAID?

After all the messing around you did, it may or may not now recognize the array. He said one could elect to not delete the array and just remove the second drive from the computer, and then remove the RAID card and then reformat the drive and That was a big mistake, in retrospect. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/247532-32-raid1-failure-error-bios-reset Can't boot Missing hal.dll on RAID 1 array Started by MaryBet82 , Mar 15 2010 01:47 PM Prev Page 2 of 2 1 2 Please log in to reply 22 replies

I'm probably about to learn another lesson about periodically watching the computer boot.So I'm thinking I ought to run the Dell bootable diagnostic cd and see what hardware it checks out I have the Dell OS winxp installation disk, which is supposed to be a Windows install disk - not a "product recovery disk' only good for running an automatic reformat/reinstall. That was probably an incorrect assumption based on not thinking hard enough. While there are more types of Raid these are the most common basic ones.

This caused the RAID drive to be in boot order 1, and the free drive as boot order 2. http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/threads/hal-dll-error-raid-1-system.23895/ I'm not actually planning on trying the above. Create a floppy containing the iaStor.inf, iaStor.sys, iaStor.cat and TxtSetup.oem files in the root directory. 3. You install the OS onto the RAID volume.

NOT the BIOS menu but the RAID BIOS menu. this content So I'm chicken too. I have been a bit confused about that for a long time and I appreciate you making it clear. The array information is stored on the drive, and the controller interpets it.It was a pretty simple fix at first, but with all the messing around you have done, I am

Thanks to a lifetime of really bad luck I also had the really important stuff on dvd. I haven't edited it and I don't see how running the avira scan could have done so, but it directs to partition 2 - maybe because it's RAID? I'm not actually planning on trying the above. weblink Disk boot failure after bios password reset solved Rebuilding RAID1 array after strange failure After a power failure the BIOS resets, the CMOS battery is new solved RAID1 changed to AHCI

I found this after some research. I recently read that recovery console doesn't work w/ RAID, but recovery console doesn't work in a lot of situations, so that didn't clue me in there might be a problem Mark Twain Back to top #21 MaryBet82 MaryBet82 Topic Starter Members 386 posts OFFLINE Gender:Female Local time:12:27 AM Posted 20 March 2010 - 04:45 PM Yes, I think hal loads

It still seems to me that if the OS was installed onto the raid volume, then if the raid had been deleted I wouldn't have access to c:\windows in 16 or

mac 10.6 on macbook pro WinXP sp2 on Dell 380 w/ 512 MB RAM- currently dead in the water WinXP tab ed sp 3 on Thinkpad X41 w/ 1.5 GB RAM This time i didnt get the options, indicating that it was now reading the boot.ini from the C Drive and not the F drive. Old habits are hard to break, but for shear speed in making a 2D pattern for something, I can't see SW ever being that easy. Then you can see the drives in Windows and actually re-create the array, tell it to rebuild (using the current C drive as the master) and it will add the "second"

IT DID boot back into the NON RAID DRIVE opsys no problem again.SOLUTION2;next i went into bios and switched the boot order and placed the RAID Drive into Boot order#2, and If I understood RAID 1 better and was comfortable w/ it and had statistics on hd failure I might see an advantage for it . A case like this could easily cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. check over here IMPORTANT QUESTIONS;Can i rebuild the Raid Array with the NVidia Bios without losing data?

Exiting the utility the computer went back into windows boot and... Connect with us All About Circuits Home Forums > Software & Microcomputing > Computing and Networks > HAL.dll Error RAID 1 System Reply to Thread Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started When I first accessed the recovery console it didn't require my admin pw, but after I copied sam from a restore point to config and rebooted I had to put in mac 10.6 on macbook pro WinXP sp2 on Dell 380 w/ 512 MB RAM- currently dead in the water WinXP tab ed sp 3 on Thinkpad X41 w/ 1.5 GB RAM

So little post-it on glasses.I'm thinking that the problem isn't RAID-related [the drive and folders are recognized so RAID & the partition table must be ok, right?] and I'm hoping I Assuming that installs correctly, reconnect the mirrored drive and rebuild the array" I am already in sata mode, though. Hal.dll comes after ntoskrnl I believe and is one of the last steps before the XP splash screen so it is in the later part of the inital boot. At what point can I or do I need to change my BIOS to reflect my RAID configuration that I tell the Intel Matrix Storage Utility to create?

So little post-it on glasses.I'm thinking that the problem isn't RAID-related [the drive and folders are recognized so RAID & the partition table must be ok, right?] and I'm hoping I System then booted normally -- not from the CD -- and gave errors about a degraded or missing RAID. I think your raid 1 is detecting a difference in size now they are built where even removing them and powering on the PC and then resetting the drives and bios I am running RAID 1+0.

I updated the BIOS on my ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 MB. Stay logged in Sign up now! It warned me that there will be total data loss, this is very scary. I only have MB-sized thumb drives and they're old and I've never had any problem with their not working moving from computer to computer or any file corruption.

After the BIOS update I was back to two standard drives. I also kept getting the same message that this program wasn't signed my Microsoft (or something to that effect) and again I cancelled the installation by pressing the Cancel button. 3. Re. I'm never sure I've got everything.

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