I sometimes hear a clicking sound when I restart the computer from a total shutdown. The clicking sound is recent over the last week or so. My computer is about 6 years old. I used a WD diagnostic tool which showed that one of the RAID drives is failing. My questions concern the method of replacing the defective drive.
When I originally configured the drives, I went into Start,..., Administrative Tools, Disk Managment, and followed the instructions to initialize, format and assign a drive letter. (Numerous other steps were completed previously such as installing the RAID driver and using the Intel Matrix Storage Manager Utiltiy to set up RAID 0.)
What would the process be if I swapped the defective drive with a new one? Is it simply a case of swapping and rebooting the computer, or is it necessary to go through the same configuration process? (By the way, everything on the RAID drives has been backed up, so I can erase everything if need be before replacing the defective drive.)
Basically, what I am looking for is: after the new drive is installed, what are the steps to get this machine operational again?
Edited by Jackpine, 04 January 2012 - 01:08 PM.