I spent like 10 grand on my computer and its really nice.
I have 2 HD which are the exact same size and model that were configured for RAID 1. The top drive I booted from and everything I ever did on the first one was mirrored on the second one in case one of them should fail.. the drives are connected with thin Red cabels that hook to rectanguler slots on the mother board.
Well one day I get a blue screen and cant boot at all. It says my boot.ini is faild to load (because it is missing) and it cant boot from windows without getting a blue screen.
so what I did was is I went into BIOS and set the drive I boot from to IDE. I went into the SATA settings and it had choices.
RAID IDE AHDC
I choose IDE which allowed me to boot just fine but still with no boot.ini.
After booting I ran anti virus stuff and found LOADS of trojans and nasty stuff and took a while but I finnaly got rid of everything that is detectable by F-secure spybot S&D and Regmechanic.
My second drive can boot but some of the windows components required to function are in the startup file as loading from a drive that dose not exist.so I cant see my bars or run any programs except task manager. So I figure since my first drive is fixed I will just switch it over to RAID in bios and then run a "rebuild" makeing the second drive a mirror..
Well It wont let me boot if the drive is set to RAID... I get a blue screen about a Non_default page file or greater or less then something. Recovery consol is not capable of recognising my drives regaurdless of what IDE OR RAID setting they are set to. Which means I cannot rebuild the boot.ini with that..
So my question is can you help me rebuild my boot.ini so that hopefully doing so will allow me to set my drives back to raid and then restore my data redundancy?
I am guessing it is the missing boot.ini that is preventing me from booting IN RAID mode. But it may be that new ZALGOO boot virus all my friends keep talking about. I hope thats not the case and that it is something that can actually be fixed.