Window 7 System - Extremely Sluggish - 1hr+ to boot
Posted 17 November 2011 - 11:18 AM
buying another 1TB drive and taking out one of the drives in the RAID and replacing it with the new drive. Let the RAID rebuild itself
this will not work with RAID 0...it would if you used one of the other flavors of RAID
RAID 0 is for speed only with no safety built in at all...if you ever plan on using it you must be diligent on backing up your data because you have twice the risk of a catastrophic failure with no chance of data recovery except your backups
try getting your data using puppy linux like ron suggested...
I am really curios to see if it will work on a raid setup
Posted 17 November 2011 - 11:35 AM
Posted 17 November 2011 - 01:59 PM
a RAID 1 will only show as 1 500GB drive
Posted 17 November 2011 - 07:23 PM
It looks like I got my copy of Windows 7 authenticated by Microsoft (through the link on their website). I had to repeat the effort a few times as they reported my connection to them was interrupted. Also the download of the authenticating software failed a few times. Seemed to me that things were just timing out. Anyhow, my last attempt seemed to be successful. I'm going to proceed with backing up my C Drive, but what next??? I'll wait a few minutes to see if either of you have anything for me to do while I have windows up and running. Once I reboot into the Puppy Linux CD, it'll likely take 5 hours to get back to a functional Windows 7 desktop.
Posted 17 November 2011 - 08:39 PM
You were right, I was not able to get to my RAID drives using Puppy Linux. Can you think of anything else that would allow me to boot from CD and backup my RAID drive?
Posted 18 November 2011 - 09:44 AM
Posted 18 November 2011 - 11:03 AM
MSC2 Happyrock is very well qualified to help with the Raid part and I am watching everything also.
Posted 18 November 2011 - 11:27 AM
I stopped using ANY flavor of RAID about 6 years back...
Posted 18 November 2011 - 03:48 PM
So here's where we are: I managed to get Windows 7 legitimized by MS. I'll work on getting to a DOS prompt and running CHKDSK /r tonight (or in safemode if necessary).
After that any suggestions?
BTW, I have noticed something a bit odd the last couple of times I shut the machine down. Just before the desktop closes, I see the BACKGROUND APPLICATIONS RUNNING Popup Window for about 2 seconds (then it quickly close). As if something was still running in the background, but I don't have a chance to see what it is, or to force it to close. I don't think its anything I've launched as I've limited my activity to just what is necessary. Maybe this is something, maybe not, but do you think its worth posting something over on the malware forum before proceeding further here?
Posted 18 November 2011 - 05:44 PM
if push comes to shove you should be able to disconnect one of the 2 and then try booting up
no change then swap connections...by reconnecting the drive you had disconnected and disconnecting the one you had left plugged in before...
can you go to the device manager and expand the ide ata/atapi controllers and get a screenshot and post it for us
Posted 18 November 2011 - 06:33 PM
let me think about this and I will post in the morning
Posted 18 November 2011 - 06:37 PM
Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:03 AM
do you guys have any problems with me posting an OTL log to the Malware forum.
what jumper settings do you have the drives set at...
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