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Hi. I am running a 2.53G PC, with 2 Hard Drives setup as a RAID ARRAY. The other morning I woke up to a blue screen with the Unmountable_Boot_Volume message, and based on on other info (part of themessage code) this was due to a problem with my file system.

I attempted to boot from my WIN XP CD, so that I could use the recovery console, but each time I did, the system told me that it could not detect a hard drive.

When the PC begins it's start up process, the RAID array is detected and is listed as functioning.

I am using a Promise RAID array.

What am I doing wrong ?

Further info: I started out with a RAID ARRAY of 2 hard drives (both 80 G - gave me a total of 160 G Hard disk space). I added another HD (6G) that I was intending to use for data backup.

Due to various performance problems I removed the backup HD.

I have tried restarting with the backup HD installed - this just causes the RAID array to return as being OFFLINE (previously it used to list the backup HD as well as the original two HDs)

HELP HELP !!
 
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Welcome to TSF burtde.............:D

Where did you have this third hard drive hooked up to? Was it on one of the regular IDE ports?
 

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No - it was on a connector on a bable hooked up to the RAID array. Pretty sure that system may have been adding it to the array. Strangely, first time I removed the extra drive had no probs.
 
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I assume your using raid 0. I have never heard of anyone adding a third hard drive into a raid array before.

What motherboard are you using?
 

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Unmountable boot volume issues

Am using RAID 0, Promise Raid oncboard a GigaByte P4 Titan 533 845E Motherboard.

Note that When I reattach the "backup" drive, the RAID array returns a status of Offline ... usually indicating a failed Hard Drive (I haven't been able to test it yet, but I believe the backup drive is cactus).

I am wondering whether simply getting the Hard drive magically up and running might do the job ?
 
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