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Dell XPS 420 will not boot


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Jb852

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I have the above system, and until a power cut yesterday it was working well,
Since the powercut it will not boot, I get a notification: RAiD0 (Stripe), strip 128kb,Size 596.2 GB, status Failed,bootable No.
Anyone any ideas what this means. The Os is windows10 and clean installed after a replacement PSU was fitted.
As a by the by I have run all of the internal system tests and all seems Ok, unless of course I missed something.
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Hello jb852,

 

Since the powercut it will not boot, I get a notification: RAiD0 (Stripe), strip 128kb,Size 596.2 GB, status Failed,bootable No.

 

 

The Dell XPS 420 shipped with Vista and not Windows 10 which means a clean install must have been done, if you did not set up a RAID array on installing Windows 10 you should not get such a message, did you set up RAID when installing Windows 10.


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Hi,
Thanks for the reply, and sorry for the delay in getting back to you,
No is the easy answer, I'm a nontechnical, the most iv ever done is replace the PSU, when I say a clean install what I actually mean is that the HD on the system is only used for software all info is kept on a number of external drives or my NAS.
So since purchase the OS has gradually been upgraded form vista, through Xp, to w7, W8, and recently to W10.
At the same time as replacing the PSU I checked for a bios update and reflashed to A07, and then an install of office2016.
Since then all has been great, the system is used mainly for report writing and photographs.
I had wondered if the HDs, had gone down but don't know how to check, or if it's worth trying th dell boot disk, as the system does not seem able to find any drives to boot from, but when I run the diagnostic everything is coming back as passed.
Best regards
Jim
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