RAID Problem - Please help

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Subject: RAID Problem - Please help
Posted by:  Jeff (Je…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007

Hello,

I have a single IBM server running Windows SBS 2003. I am unable to boot to
the OS. I see the Windows logo appear and then POOOF it reboots itselt.

I am able to boot to the option "Boot Mirror C: - secondary plex"

When I called IBM they said one of the drives went bad (but the support rep
couldn't tell me which one.) If this is true, I am guessing drive 0.

Please take a look at my boot.ini file

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows Server 2003 for Small
Business Server" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Boot Mirror C: - secondary
plex"  /NoExecute=OptOut

How can I successfully replace the drive? I think the computer is booted to
drive 1 but it's  not redundant. Am I correct?

From what I can see, the RAID is setup in SOFTWARE instead of Hardware. Do I
need to break the raid and take out drive 0?

Do I need to edit the boot.ini file?

Thanks!!!!

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