Question about Dell Dimension 2350 PC Desktop
First of all - do not panic. There is a good chance most of your data can be recovered. You should not try to rebuild the RAID, since failure to do it correctly may destroy your data forever. What you should do is consult with a data recovery expert who specializes in RAID storage systems.
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Posted on Nov 09, 2011
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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