Having a bad day here trying to figure this out. Father's computer is a gateway running XP and w/ Raid. Windows will no longer boot after he tried to turn it back on from hibernate today.
The boot goes to:
Intel Matrix Storage Manager
all ok except
Port 1 (drive name) - error occurred (0)
Than gives the prompt for Configuration Utility but I don't want to be deleting Raid if I don't have to....I dont know what data I would end up losing either.
Than if you don't click that, it goes to the windows didnt load properly menu. None work and it will have windows trying to load forever. I tried safe mode with prompt and it hangs up everytime at
I tried the Western Digital Diagnostics gwbasic memory quick and smart tests....no errors at all. I recently tried the extended one and the one which comes up on error on the boot is completed in 27 seconds and claims no errors. The drive that comes up normal on the regular boot took 1 minute and no errors. That doesnt seem right on the speed of the tests.
Notes: I downloaded an XP recovery disk and it won't boot up. I can get it to go to Intel Boot Agent than it immediately goes back to the windows didnt load properly menu. So far, I can only get the gwbasic memory tests to boot up from a CD. I checked the bios boot menu and the cd rom is first....still no luck.
I tried all the reseeding and unplugging with no luck either. Did a lot of research on here with the closest problem being an Itunes related one but they were allowed to still log into windows whereas I can not nor do we even have Itunes on here.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
nobody to the rescue??
FYI, its Raid 0