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Raid failure so my dell desk top had a raid array failure. i replace the raid drive, now windows won't load any sugesstions? My Dell XPS 410 just reported a RAID 1 degrade. What is this? I have two drives, I use Norton Ghost on D: for backups. I never heard of RAID. Do I need this? My computer seems to be working just the same as before.

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The only thing RAID 1 does is make a real time backup of everything you do in real time. Its like having a mirrored hard drive. You dont really need it per say.

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WHAT CAN CAUSE PC RESTORE TO FAIL?
If the hidden DSR (Dell System Restore) partition is removed


If the MBR (Master Boot Record) is modified in any way (such as if you load the Vista Upgrade over XP)


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Not a lot of details, but here is some basic information, assuming you have a Dell with Integrated RAID

Dimension 9150/9200 and XPS systems have RAID, depending on the model the exact troubleshooting differs. At boot, after the Dell screen, you should get the RAID status listing. RAID 0 will either be normal or failed. Raid 1 can be normal, degraded for failed.

If the RAID array was RAID 0 and one of the drives failed, then all data is lost and you'll have to create a new array then reinstall Windows and drivers

If the RAID array was RAID 1, then you may need to add the new drive to the Array, CNTL+I or CNTL+N at boot (Depending on the system model) add the new drive to the array and reboot. If the system still will not boot to Windows, then you may have a software error too with the OS.

If during troubleshooting, the array was broken in the RAID BIOS, then the array will need to be recreated and Windows/Drivers reinstalled.

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