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    RAID won't Boot - Error 0x000000FC

    Dell with 2 120Gb drives in running XP

    I don't know much about RAID but I think it is the Mirror type

    Wouldn't boot after 15 Updates apparently. Tried to do a Repair Reinstall, but seem to have a Dell Disc with XP Prof on it and not Home which the sticker says on the computer. Therefore it wouldn't do the repair.

    Used a Linux disk to copy over a Restore Point from back in time to the Config folder in System32 - had trouble writing to one disk using this facility

    Tried chkdsk /r using another XP setup disk and found no trouble - but which disk is this checking??????

    I guess the mirror facility copies the main disk - how do I utilize the RAID facility to mend this darn thing assuming 1 disk might be OK ???

    Wont let me attach Screenshots

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    I don't think the second disk is going to help you here, it looks like a windows/software problem that RAID won't protect you from.

    Might be worth a look at System with the Mpegport.sys driver repeatedly restarts after you install Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 it's one of the many 0x000000FC fixes online though it looks quite good..

    Good luck!

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    What RAID controller? if it's a plug in card check the capacitors.

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    OK

    Thanks for reply - don't think that is applicable, as I can't boot into windows

    Actually in safe mode, it sticks on a sys file from Avast, then blue screens

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    Hi

    It is a Dell Dimension 9100 - pretty solid piece of kit back then

    Looks like it is all onboard ?

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    It is Intel Raid

    Can I revert back to non raid without destroying any data

    I have made an image of (what I think is) disk 1

    Can't seem to do it with disk 2 as it says it needs to format it when plugged in via usb on another computer (used linux to read directories on it though)

    Pressing Cntrl + I brings up the RAID window - not sure what to do next

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