We had a brand new system in place with INTEL 82801 SATA RAID Controller managing a RAID1 configuration and one of the hard drives crashed recently. Luckily since it was on RAID1 configuration data was restored on the mirrored drive. On rebooting the BIOS would load up but the the mirrored hard drive would not boot. We had to physically disconnect the SATA cable for the failed hard drive and then the system would boot from the mirrored drive (which is degraded). Now my question is:
1. Why didnt the RAID Controller boot the mirrored Hard drive automatically after the first hard drive failed?
2. In the device manager the INTEL 82801 SATA RAID Controller has a driver which is not digitally signed for windows compatibility. Is this the reasons why the hard drive failed or why the mirrored drive didnt boot automatically?
These are the system specs:
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional version 2002 SP3 Build 2600: version 5.1.2600
Processor: INTEL Core2 CPU email@example.comGhz
BIOS version/date: FUJITSU SIEMENS//Phoenix technologies Ltd. 5.00R1, 03-04, 2156.S2, 12/04/2008
Shell Version: 18.104.22.1682
RAID option ROM Version: 22.214.171.1241
INTEL 82801 GR/GH SATA RAID Controller
Driver version: 126.96.36.1992
HARD DRIVES: SEAGATE BARRACUDA HDDx2 250GB
P/O Mode: PI04
DMA Mode: UDMA 6
Any help in this issue would be greatly appretiated. Thank you.