I think what will happen now is install windows again and then make the bad drive a second and use some type of data recovery program to try and get the data my wife needs back. I just need to get it working so I can try a few programs I have to extract data off of bad hard drives. Under define array it gives first line as array 1 and then you select the Raid Mode, total drives capacity and status for the array 1. Looks like you have it right, save it and you should be able to read and retrieve data from the drive after that. You posted while I was still typing but as mentioned above it seems you need to download the drivers if you don’t have the floppy. After picking auto setup the first option is Performance but it states I can change this but will not allow me to change to the security array for copying. If you don’t have the Promise floppy that came with the MB you can download here:
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Am I correct on all this?
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Please login or register. If booting off the disk is not required I don’t think you need floppy, and I understood it like you wanted an emergency back-up with the data over to Daddy’s disk. Sorry for being so newbie on the questions. Home Help Search Login Register. I have not yet been able to find a guide, just the One other thing, have you tried to run WD Data Lifeguard to see what it shows as far as what might be wrong wih the drive? To get the ser1 input to work by doing this array thing seems to be confusing or am I not setting up the array correctly?
When trying to set it up for the raid on MSI it also showed it as being there but just not able to access it. Thank you so much for staying with me on this. You will need to set up single drive RAID 0 array. I just need to get it working so I can try a few programs I have to extract data off of bad hard drives. I tried to attach it to my trusty K7N2 board on my personal computer and do a check on the disk and see if I can get back any data which is very precious.
Ok, set it up in the array settings on boot.
I am guessing I need to change some settings to hopefully get board to recognize drive but not sure which ones. You posted while I was still typing but as mentioned above it seems you need to download the drivers if you don’t have the floppy. I thought this feature was suppose to warn me about issues about to happen and give me the chance to save things? I can’t say thanks enough for all the help everyone has posted here to help me out with this issue.
To run the live CD, once you boot from Ubuntu in the menu choose “try ubuntu without any changes to your pc” sentence may vary. Mas with the drive model listed which is the bad drive I want to access, the capacity of the drive which is correct and Assignment N. So no worry about re-formating the damaged drive before I get the info from it.
Activating it will in plain language make the kn72 ports on the board active for ser1 or ser2, correct? Will give it a go and report back. If you don’t have the Promise floppy that came with the MB you can download here: After your response to driver question, what you are saying is take a jumper and attach it to the pins on back of hard drive marked 1 and 2 and then take sata connector and put it into ser 1? But you can do slipstream XP installation disk and to include the necessary drivers.
I would guess the drivers not installed msk this correct? If you don’t do that you will not even be able to read the drive.
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The first one with the 3 ide. Yup, please specify exactly which K7N2 K7h2 model because if it does have the Promise controller it needs the drivers to use SATA even when only one drive is being used.
Maybe I have this all wrong but isn’t sata raid setup for adding a disk to run along and mirror another disk with the same info which improves performance and you have a back up if one or the other crashes?
One option is to hit ctrl-Y to save this setting which i am guessing to do.
Like always, any help or suggestions greatly appreciated. I also like the suggestion of the linux way of trying to save some files. Have your computing friend in life gotten herself a new disk yet?