I'm currently having a problem with my dell dimension 9100 desktop pc that i hope someone can help me with. The pc has 2 internal hard drives each of 160GB storage that are controlled by a RAID BIOS ( whatever that is. I don't know.)
On booting up the system the following happens. A screen is displayed showing the names of the 2 hard drives along with their serial numbers and size. The first hard disk also shows a status of Error Occurred (0) shown in a red font. The second disk has a status of member disk displayed in a green font. The pc is giving me 3 options. Press CTRL-I to enter the configuration utility. Or press F1 to continue or F2 to enter the setup utility.
Pressing F2 brings me into the BIOS and pressing CTRL-I bring up a menu that allows me to create or deleate a RAID volume or reset disks to non RAID.
If i press F1 i'm told the the computer did not start successfully and i get the option to start in safe mode or load windows normally. No matter which option i choose attempts to load windows XP but after around a minute I get a blue screen of death telling me the following.
Unmountable boot volume with the following error.
STOP: 0x000000ED (0x87184C30, 0xC0000185, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
I've opened up the case of the computer and confirmed that all the leads connecting the hard drives are firmly in place. I've also tried swapping the positions of the 2 hard drives so each hard drive is connected with the other leads but it makes no difference.
About 3 months ago I had to have the PSU on the pc replaced and the pc has worked fine since then. Aso I've tried reseting the pc to the factory settings by pressing CTRL F11 at start up but this failed to work. All my data on the 2 hard drives is backed up to an external hard drive so thats not a problem. Is there any way to restore the current hard drive or is the drive itself physically broken. I don't have any recovery disks for windows XP and can't figure out a way to make them.