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Windows 7 Recovery Issues

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  • Started 4 years ago by wille
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wille
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Hello,

So I had to reset CMOS on my MOBO after a BIOs update, and now I'm having major issues trying to get my system recovered. I tried startup repair, which didn't fix the issue. It's not seeing a system image that I created, I am not sure what 'Load Drivers' what I should be looking for... basically, dead in the water. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.

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raphoenix
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What is make and exact model number of the machine or motherboard ??

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wille
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Mobo is Asus P9X79 Deluxe.

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raphoenix
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Are saying you built this machine and don't understand what you are doing ??

http://usa.asus.com/Motherboar.....79_DELUXE/

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wille
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I'm sorry, yes, I did build it.

There was an issue with the GFX cards, so Asus recommended I update the BIOs, which I did. Then it wouldn't start up, so I reset the CMOS, now I can't get the Windows Volume which is Raid0 to repair.

I tried just putting in the installation repair DVD, which said it wasn't compatible. So I went into BIOs and force-booted the DVD up with UEFI and that got me to the system repair, but it is not repairing successfully.

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wille
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I bumbled up a lot of steps here, was in territory I should have gotten a bit more advisement on before I started this endeavor. Hindsight is 20-20.

My theory is that the system recovery startup repair is just not seeing my Hard drive partition with Windows on it. But that's a theory.

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raphoenix
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When ever you update the Bios or clear the CMOS, the motherboard returns back to Default settings.

The Bios is set for AHCI and should be set to RAID.

Reset-up the Bios settings as you had them and then press F10.

The instructions are in your manual.

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wille
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I set the boot drive to what it normally was, however windows is not loading. I get an error asking 'Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key'.

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wille
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On the startup screen, the status for Raid0 says Startup Failed, Bootable No.

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raphoenix
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Read your Manual.

You could not have possibly Built a P9X79 Deluxe machine with so little knowledge of what you are doing.

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wille
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I had assistance in building the machine, and I'm learning along the way.

Yes, I've been looking at the manual, perhaps not as well as I should have been, but I've also been working on this since the AM, and really need to get it going again. I thought this was more of an issue with Windows being broken.

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wille
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I should also add that I spoke to Asus support, and they told me it was a recovery disk issue.

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raphoenix
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Are you saying you tried to recover the Bios Flash from the Asus Installation Disc ??

This method is done when all else fails.

Again, Read your Manual.

This is most probably where you went wrong trying to apply the latest Bios update.
http://event.asus.com/2012/mb/.....ack_GUIDE/

Need the Bios Converter Tool located in Bios Section.
http://usa.asus.com/Motherboar...../#download

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wille
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I was at CAP before, v 2104, then I was updating to 3305. I put in the installation disk, but the disk runs off of Windows.

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wille
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I tried command promps, Diskpart, list disk, but there are "no fixed disks to show"

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raphoenix
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What revision level is in the machine now ??

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wille
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3305.

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raphoenix
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Then as I said at the beginning of the topic, all the Bios settings are set at default.

Need to go through EVERY Bios setting and set back up the way they were.

1.The disk drives in the Raid 0 array will combine back if the Bios setting is set Back to Raid

Then:

2. F10 and Reboot
3. Delete key back into Bios Setup
4. Configure Master Hard Drive Boot Order to boot from Intel Raid Array
5. F10 and Reboot
6. Delete Key Back into Bios Setup
7. Configure Master Boot Device Order to boot from Intel Raid Array
8. F10 and Reboot
9. Delete key Back into Bios Setup
10. Check All settings again
11. F10 and Reboot

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wille
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Still, no better :(

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raphoenix
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How many Hard Drives are in the raid 0 array ??

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wille
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2.

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wille
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It's just not seeing the RAID0 at all.

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raphoenix
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What happens when you boot, hold down control key and keep tapping I key fast ??

Got to be fast to get into Intel Raid Setup.

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wille
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It goes to the config utility.

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raphoenix
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Are the drives configured in an array or just separate drives ??

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wille
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Raid Volumes:
0 RAID0(Stripe) Status Failed Bootable No

Then it lists the 2 drives as Physical Devices.
the first one: 0 Status Non-RAID Disk
the second: 1 Status Member Disk(0)

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raphoenix
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That's what I was afraid of.

Since the drives were in an Array 0 configuration, there is no way to rebuild the array.

I hope you had important data backed up to something as the drives will have to be deleted from the array and a new array configured.

Then a Clean Install will have to be made unless you have a current image of the broken array.

Sorry to be the bearer of of bad news. :( :(

Rick P.

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wille
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Well, I just had programs on that drive. All my important data was on the other drives. Still, it's a real pain in the butt to reinstall all that crap.

Was there something I should have done, so I know next time in the future? Create multiple disk images and store them on DVDs? Or should I just forget the Raid0 thing altogether as a precaution to myself?

Also, is there a way I can still access that drive, perhaps by installing Windows on a separate drive?

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raphoenix
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Both drives have to be deleted from the array.

Raid 0 you lose all your data if one drive fails.

Raid 0+1 (10) is redundant so both drives have the same data.

In any case you will have to re-configure and clean install

Then keep good Images on another third drive.

That's why I insisted you must READ THE MANUAL.

Have to leave for the evening.

Post back tomorrow night and I shall be here.

Rick P.

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