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Aristocracy

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I don't know much about RAID to begin with, or anything in the aspects of it.

I put it on the new PC because everyone said that RAID was good for reading data off HDD's faster.
And I thought faster was better.

Anyway, to the point...

I just moved back home with the parents 'cause I lost my job. And instead of unplugging my sister's PC and all that, I just threw my video card into hers so I could still crunch some games.
Anyway, months later brings us to the present. I went to my room, snagged up my PC and hooked it all back up, threw the video card back in it, and started it up.

First thing I get is some message on the boot screen saying the RAID 0 is offline and none of the HDD's are detected.

So I guess the questions are, is there still a way to boot off one of the HDD's without RAID and access my desktop? Or is there a way to fix this in the BIOS or RAID Utility menu?
There's honestly no reason that it should not be working in the first place. Everything was hunky dory when I put it away in my room a couple months ago, and just hooking it up and turning it on and now it doesn't work.

P.S. Don't get too complicated with a lot of acronyms in fixes or suggestions because I probably won't understand them.
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In a RAID 0 configuration two hard drives are presented in such a fashion that the system will see them as one big drive. Two 250Gb hard drives for example will be seen in Windows as one 500Gb hard drive.
If a drive in a RAID 0 setup fails, then the entire configuration falls down and the machine doesn't boot. This type of RAID has no fail-safe option. If a drive dies, you can't rebuild it by replacing the defective drive. In other RAID setups the system will keep going until you can replace the faulty drive.

In a nutshell - no you can't boot the system anymore if the drives have issues. You should go to the website of the people who made the hard drives and get their diagnostic tools.
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Alright, thank you.
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