Question about Dell Dimension 2350 PC Desktop

2 Answers

Raid failure so my dell desk top had a raid array failure. i replace the raid drive, now windows won't load any sugesstions?

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 151 Answers

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.

RRO offers a professional remote RAID data recovery services. We can recover your RAID driver by remote control. You do not even have to deliver your hard drives to a data recovery company, losing precious time and money.

Posted on Nov 09, 2011

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 3,940 Answers

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.

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Drive replacement and rebuilding Raid 1 on a Dimension XPS Gen 2


Did you format the new drive? Formatted size must be the same or bigger than remaining drive.

Mar 07, 2014 | Dell Dimension PC Desktops

1 Answer

Drive replacement and rebuil ding Raid 1 on a Dimension XPS Gen 2


Hmm,tricky, I think your best bet would be to save old drive and do a complete new programme install hopefully you have the discs, then once setup and running, connect old drive as a backup and transfer data you require, there may be a better way, this is what I would seriously consider.

Mar 07, 2014 | Dell Dimension PC Desktops

1 Answer

I need a diagnostic tool for RAID falure code 0. Initial boot indicates degraded condition. DISK scan does not seem to remedy the issue. Did the drive actuually fail? Is there a fix? Primary disk still...


It looks like you have two arrays here. The first one being a mirrored RAID array and has only one disk. This means that the other disk has failed in some sort. This does not mean that the drive is bad, just the RAID failed for some reason. You will need to rebuild the RAID if you want to maintain the same level of redundancy.

You can just attempt a rebuild the RAID to the same drives but if this fails you will want to replace the bad drive. In order to do this you will need to make sure you can tell which drive is which. You do not want to mirror the bad drive to the good one.

If attempting a rebuild to the existing drive does not work or is not an option (because the failed drive could really be bad), you will need to determine which physical drive needs to be replaced. You may be able to hot-swap the drive but if you can power things down, that is always safest. Once the new drive is installed, you can rebuild to it and all should be well after that.

Jan 04, 2011 | Dell Dimension 9100 PC Desktop

1 Answer

A well meaning~idiot teenager changed my set up on my Dell Dimension in BIOS to Intell ARRAY.. now I cannot bring Windows up


If the well meaning teenager took a non-raid configuration and created a RAID array, then any data on the drives was destroyed.

If you reply with the RAID array and HDD status information from the boot screen (THE intel Raid Controller will report the status of the array, degraded, normal or Failed and the status of each HDD member or non-member disk.) With that information I MAY be able to assist in getting the system to boot


Mar 01, 2010 | Dell Dimension E510 Dual Core 2.8 Ghz...

3 Answers

I have a Foxconn LS-36 Revision A01 Motherboard. The Model number is: CN-OGC375-13740-5AG-00CU. (The first O might be a 0). At any rate this MB is on a Dell XPS 600 unit, which has died and I have a Raid 0...


Dell has proprietary motherboards, so most retail mobos out in the market would either not fit into the chassis. if the system is still in warranty. call in for a replacement mobo. otherwise try reaching their out-of-warranty dept/ spare parts dept.

Feb 09, 2010 | Dell XPS 600 PC Desktop

1 Answer

I have a dell precision 470, and it has 3 33gb hard drives (3 arrays) and have been formatted. When I insert the xp cd to install it, the setup tells me theres no hard drive in the pc??? I go to the system...


You may need to load third party drivers for them. During install windows asks you if you want to load them. Not knowing what kind of drives they are though i cant tell you what drivers, sorry.

Oct 27, 2009 | Dell Precision 470 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Raid failure


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.

Dec 27, 2008 | Dell XPS 410 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Computer will not boot.


Form the info you provided, you have a RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) disk array. RAID 0 (striped disks) distributes data across several disks in a way that gives improved speed and full capacity, but all data on all disks will be lost if any one disk fails. Apparently Diagnostics has determined that “Drive 2” is defective. You will have to replace the defective hard drive and reload the Windows operating system.


Your responses are intended to improve the level of service provided. Please show your appreciation by rating your experience.
Thank You.

Nov 21, 2008 | PC Desktops

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell Dimension 2350 PC Desktop Logo

549 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell PC Desktops Experts

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18297 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Are you a Dell PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...