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Dissapearing Raid


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A few days ago I installed 2 74gig raptors in a raid 0. All went well and they performed spectacularly. No probs at all.The next evening I booted up and had to reset my clock , the time was lost. Last night when I booted I got thuis message."reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key" After investigating I discovered that my nvraid was disabled and my raid drives were also. After re-enabling them the machine performed flawlessly. Is it possible the battery caused this? This machine is less than a year old while I have a 5 yr old machine I have never replaced the battery in. I can't remember which settings the battery is for other than the clock. I wasn't sure but I thought this was a hardware problem,or more than likkely an operator error during the set up of said drives. Bioth drives are brand new.Any help appreciated. :whistling:
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When batteries go the BIOS returns to default settings which, as you've found, don't always tally with that you had set before.

When motherboards join the supply & demand chain, there's no way of knowing how long the battery will last. Sometimes they last years, sometimes five minutes. I managed to get nine and a half years out of one on its original battery.
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Thank you for the help . I guess I get to take it apart AGAIN this weekend. I just didn't want to believe a battery so new could die so young.oh the tragedy..............
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