Windows 10: Can't boot after deleting a raid 1 mirror.

Discus and support Can't boot after deleting a raid 1 mirror. in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I deleted an old Intel WINDOWSXP raid 1 mirror and the system would not boot. I tried fixboot “access denied” . All hard drives removed. I used the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Brezzzzy, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. Brezzzzy Win User

    Can't boot after deleting a raid 1 mirror.


    I deleted an old Intel WINDOWSXP raid 1 mirror and the system would not boot. I tried fixboot “access denied” . All hard drives removed. I used the procedure to use fixboot but the problem was not the same as indicated. My boot is volume 1 but as’”E”. Volume 3 is” C” which is an empty partition labeled WINDOWSXP which will not be used. Now how do I get my system back? Can I change “C” to I and do fixboot? Or can I also change “E” to “C” and do a fixboot?


    Can't boot after deleting a raid 1 mirror. [​IMG]

    :)
     
    Brezzzzy, Jul 17, 2019
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  2. Ethan Z. Win User

    Trouble creating a RAID 1 Array

    Originally, I wanted to create a RAID 1 Array using USB Drives lying around and test it out and see how well RAID 1 works. A message popped up when I clicked on the partition I wanted to mirror and said the operation failed because the Disk Management
    Console is not up to date. It suggested I refresh it, relaunch it, or even restart my computer. I tried all three things, and it still wouldn't let me mirror the partition. Then I realized that maybe Windows won't let me create a RAID 1 Array on USB Drives,
    so I went to the original plan I was going to do and grabbed my 500GB External HDD and my 120GB External SSD (they are both USB 3.0 connected enclosures) and when I tried to mirror a partition on my 500GB HDD using my SSD, it wouldn't let me use the SSD to
    mirror it. So then I tried using my internal windows 10 SSD to mirror my HDD. But, I needed to shrink my main partition on my internal SSD and it wouldn't let me shrink it saying there was a certain amount I could shrink it to, but I could only shrink 135MB
    at max and I have 89.4GB free on that partition. Any suggestions and help would be appreciated (and by the way, if you're wondering why I'm trying to run RAID 1 on an external HDD/SSD is just for testing and more file redundancy and performance).
     
    Ethan Z., Jul 17, 2019
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  3. akkha Win User
    Software Raid 1. Can not Add Mirror !


    Solved

    I don't use software raid 1 anymore. Instead setup Storage Spaces (Two-way mirror)
     
    akkha, Jul 17, 2019
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  4. jimbo45 Win User

    Can't boot after deleting a raid 1 mirror.

    Software Raid 1. Can not Add Mirror !


    Hi there

    I believe to use mirror / striping in RAID 1 configuration on Windows you need to use Storage spaces - so set the 2 HDD's into a storage space and then you can adjust striping / mirroring.

    How to set up RAID in Windows 10 - Windows 10 - Toms Hardware

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Jul 17, 2019
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