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Q: Add a harddisk to stripe set

Can anyone tell me if it is possible to add another harddisk(Scsi) to an existing raid5 set on an NT Server and have the space shared amoung the existing volumes(three) .If possible can you please tell me what I have to do.


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Hello all,

I need some advice.

I recently replaced my old harddisk to a new harddisk. The old harddisk has windows xp home and other programs installed.

I did not format the old harddisk, I only took out the old harddisk and replaced it with a new harddisk. I then installed windows xp home to the new harddisk.

While I am installing programs on the new harddisk, I discovered that one of the programs do not allow me to activate the program license because I have previously activated the program on my old windows. I need to do a proper uninstallation to release the license, then I can activate the license of the program in the new harddisk.

My question is, can I take out my current new harddisk, replace it with the old harddisk, boot up as normal into the old harddisk windows, uninstall the program inside the old harddisk, then replace the old hardisk with my new harddisk again.

Will I be able to access the old windows on the old harddisk?
Will it mess up my current windows/programs settings?
Will my current new harddisk windows be able to work as normal after accessing the old harddisk windows?
I thought of accessing the old harddisk as a slave, but I do not know if it is possible to access the old harddisk and do a proper uninstall of the program?
Is there any better way of uninstalling the program on my old harddisk?

Thanks in advance.

A:Accessing Win XP on old harddisk to uninstall programs after installing new harddisk

you have to swap out the drive completely. at no time should you have both hdd plugged in.

repeat, do not run them as master and slave. run each hdd individually at each time only.........

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I have 40GB harddisk and now I am moving to 120GB SATA hardisk. But i want all the data with softwares, plugins and all the windows settings to be transferred in the 120 GB harddisk.

There is any way so that all files and setttings will transferred and I dont have to install everything again.

In my system Windows XP Pro SP1 is installed.

A:Transfer data/settings from small harddisk to big harddisk

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I am getting a small little i mean really little red stripe on my monitor any ideas??? Monitor is about 2 1/2 years old

A:Red stripe on mon.

Is the stripe horizontal or vertical? If you move the monitor does the line move?

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I have always depended on the key on the connector to hook up IDE (and SCSI) drives. I've done quite a few, and maybe I've just been lucky, but I've never had a problem that I know of. Aren't IDE and SCSI ribbon cables "straight-thru" ? Is there any wire cross-over ? What are the implications of having the stripe on the last pin on the board and the controller ? If this is just a "standard" - I surrender - but I'm curious about it from the hardware perspective.


A:Red stripe to pin-1 ?

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Can anyone here tell me what stripe size i should use for my raid setup, i'm going for a raid 0, i'll be using it mostly for gaming. maybe...in the future for video recording. basicly i'm looking for speed n' proformance. intel has suggested using 16k to 128k for stripe sizing, but i think there more to that, thanks.

A:Stripe sizing?

HD performance; lots to be considered.

At the top, you want maximum cluster utilization with minimum last block free space.
In a Raid-0 configuration, read cluster == stripe size.

So, how do you set 'an appropriate stripe size'?

It goes like this. KNOW THY DATA!
you need to know, How Frequently Do I Access Each File? Fq
how big is each file? Fs
here's the hardest, is the file updated or totally replaced? UR
...{a save as without a name collision is a new file, }
...{whereas a name collision is a delete followed by a new file}
...{save is sometimes an update in place}

Performance tuning is always 'an exercise', so be patient with yourself.

To get the Weighted Average data Transfer,
.... Fq X Fs == Effect of Data Transfer
a small file updated daily: 1/day x 1024 x 365 days/year = 372,735/year
a smaller file updated hourly: 24/day x 512 x 365 days/year = 4,485,120/year
a large file updated weekley: 1/wk x 2048 x 52weeks = 106,496/year

add'em and divide by the number of files == WA
WA/365 will be the average I/O traffic per day (in bytes) == IOD

divide IOD by the average number of files / day == avg file size / day AFSD

divide AFSD by {powers of 2} x 1024
eg: 2k, 4k, 8k, 16k, .... 256k
this will be the effective I/O buffer count required to transfer the AFSD workload.
Keep the fractional part as large as possable, eg:
15.9 is a better number that 14.1 (large cluster loss).
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hello, every time i turn on my computer i see this grey stripe and wonder if it mean that something is wrong. so what do you guys think, is this ok or is it a bad thing? i created a picture so you can see what i mean. its only flashing for like half a second

A:how to get rid of grey stripe

Does it create any issues in windows?

And for how long has this been happening?

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Hi and thanks for the discussion of raid drives. Here is my problem... (I'm back but got a better handle on this). I have two drives configured 0 striped. I can see them in the raid bios information. The drives are fast and as I understand it, Dell configures these drives to split data - BUT, I have installed about 32 Gigs on the harddrive and
Vista is reporting double that.

I thought, at first, it was mirroring the drive, but according to Dell - raid 0 is not a mirror drive. Could it be just Vista? How can I tell for sure what I have here. Bugs the heck out me........Is there some utility anyone could recommend so that I could see what is on the drives? (added this note).....I just tested this and if I install a "program", it doubles the size as shown in the properties of the "c" drive. If I install a folder (say some large clipart), it counts it correctly. Go figure...

Thanks so much in advance.


A:raid0 stripe and vista

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Hello guys
Hope anyone can shed some light on this ?
situation is as follows :
original install was a winxp64 with another two disks striped for data.(onboard nforce raid)
stripe is still ok on this install.
same machine but with a fresh vista install (on another hdd) :
1 stripe disk (233Gb) is not found, however the stripe (466Gb) is recognized (see screenshot)
Booting the original xp64 disk gives me access again to the stripe, so I know it's ok.
The weird thing is it worked initially, after switching from dynamic to basic type.
I then created a backup of this drive which I now just now restored and : no more stripe.
I tried a fresh (32 and 64 bit) vista install but the problem remains.
All disks are sata
anyone any idea ?

A:Second stripe disk not found


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Okay, I'm finally going to ask for help.Hi. I'd like to think I'm pretty decent and extracting viruses/trojans/spyware, but this one's got me. About a couple of months ago, I contracted the AntiVirus Vista bug and thought I put it to rest. It was tricky, but in the aftermath, I still seem to be stuck with a nagging hijacker. It will open a random browser window every few minutes, but that's abotu it. The only other thing is it won't let Windows update. I've hit the computer with updated Ad-Aware, Spybot S&D and especially MalwareBytes numerous times to no avail. The most promising response was Trend Micro's Housecall which DID detect a JG trojan of some kind, but every time I "fixed" it, it came back! Is HouseCall just to show you what you have so you have to buy the software? Anyhow, I tried learning how to read Hijack This! logs, and went at it myself, but she's still hanging on. I'd really rather not have to make the jump to Windows 7 yet if I don't have to. Let me see if I can get my log posted here... any and all help appreciated immensely. I know when I'm licked. Thanks!DalLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:17:29 PM, on 19/04/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18882)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Winamp Remote\bin\orbtray.e... Read more

A:Hijacker (and Trojan?) of some stripe...

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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I have got 2 new Maxtor SATA 2 320gi drives for my PC. It's a high spec system, Intel 930 D, 2 gig ram, so, should I just use the 2 drives in SATA 2 IDE raher than in Raid 0 ??

A:SATA IDE or Raid 0 Stripe???

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Hi all,

I have a stripe pair as my main storage and I've had problems with jerky avi playback since I built the machine. I'm not sure why it only seems to affect .avi's but whether the avi is part of a cutscene in a game or even playback of a downloaded file the result is the same - intermittant jerkyness (new word?).

I decided to take the issue a little more seriously now because it is a pain when playing a game. I've found that the problem seems to be the hard drive setup. If I take an avi and stick it on a usb stick, playback is fine.
Any tips on some tools to diagnose the problem a little further would be great if anyone knows of any.

A:Stripe read problem

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Hello, Im user of HP Pavilion x2.I have a problem on my laptop's screen that it has a vertical blue line on it.What should I do to fix this?Can you help me to solve this problem?I really hope that you can help me.Thank you. 


alesya00 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about a vertical blue stripe on your display and wanted to help.It's highly unlikely that this is a driver issue, and much more likely that this is either a failing display, or a failing video chipset, or both -- and both of these last two are very expensive to fix, likely more than simply replacing the laptop. A way to see if it IS the video driver is to boot into safe mode -- in which case, the special video drivers would then NOT be working: Safe Mode - Start Windows 10 in - Windows 10 ForumsGood Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on my post to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution".========================================================================  

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Does anyone know how this sticky grey stripe https://imgur.com/Ia5BHRN is called? I want to apply new one on other side because I accidentally corrupted it https://imgur.com/S1iVQAl
And is it necessary to apply new one?

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When i click to open my setup.exe it opens and then disappears,it only stays in the task bar with a yellow stripe in the left side of the icon,i already tried to unlock it,ran as admin,i re-downloaded,and did everything else again,and it stays with the
same problem.

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Hi, im going to be setting up a RAID 0 with two 120 GB Western Digital SATA hard drives with an Asus P4C800-E Deluxe mainboard. Here's what i plan on doing with my PC: play games mainly, browse the web, listen to mp3s, work with some programs (Paint Shop Pro, Word, a few others), and that basically sums it up. Im going to be using a Dual boot between Win98se and WinXP pro, I will be using WinXP pro a lot more though.

I've been doing research as to what stripe size i should use. Some say that 64k seems good for the average user while a lot of other places say 128k is better. Which one would you prefer for my situation?

A:Stripe Size For Raid 0, Suggestions?

Search feature is your friend.

Do you really need the Raid configuration ? It might be more of a hassle then anything else. Here are some threads you might want to read on the subject.

Recommendations for RAID 0 Stripe Size

Raid 0 Question

SATA RAID 0 (striping), Partitions???

Backup RAID 0 Configuration ?

Big trouble with RAID

Have fun reading.

PS. Welcome to TechSpot. Hope you enjoy your stay.:wave:

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I'm trying to make a Bar or Stripe with Gradient in Photoshop CS2 that fades out on both ends. I've tried all sorts of things but am obviously missing something! Thanks!

A:Solved: Photoshop CS2 Bar or Stripe with Gradient...

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it has a yellowish/orange stripe across the top of the box.. it pops up from the bottom.
it has run/save/save as.. function. doesnt work well on video.

is this a function of IE9..?? if not what is it it, how do i get rid of it, it doesnt work very well. i hate it. it usurps every other download function, it is REALLY slow.

what is it called in Add/Remove, so i can send it to where it belongs


A:, there's a download bar on the bottom with an orange stripe on top

It is part of IE9.

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Are there any general rules for configuring stripe size on drives/RAID arrays? I've seen some people wanting to use smaller stripe sizes (as low as 512 bytes) on SSD drives. I've seen some posts saying 64K, the usual default, is best.

What are the advantages/disadvantages to larger/smaller stripe sizes? What types of files are best for what stripe size? What stripe sizes line up best with what uses?

Thanks for any thoughts on the matter.

A:Stripe size rules of thumb?

Covered here;


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I have a NT Server that boots to an IDE drive, but also has 3 SCSI drives in a stripe set w/parity.
One of the drives has failed.
Using Disk Administrator, the 3 SCSI's are logical drives D, E, and F. D has failed.
How do I know which physical drive has failed?

Using CTRL Panel>SCSI Adapters applet, I can tell the 3 SCSI ID's are 0, 1, and 8.

Can I assume the first drive is the one that failed?

Help ASAP,

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Dear All,
I have a desktop and it's right now cause my work so much.. some time while i working on it, it's showing up on the screen with stripe and nothing let me to do work more.
Please let me know what is the major problem of this? it's because of Hardware as graphic , mainboard or virus or Software? This error not all time, just sometime when i work, it's bother my work and i need to restart computer to make it work.
Here is the screen shoot

A:Desktop screen showing stripe and nothing

Have you tried replacing the monitor cable which could be vga or dvi? Check all connections to make sure nothing is loose.

Try that first, and see if that fixes the issue.

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Okay, I am going to create a RAID 0 Stripe set on my PC, using 2 40 GB hard drives. If this is successful and I feel its beneficial, I am going to move to a 4 disk array using another 2 disks. (All HDDs are identical size, model, make, etc....)

My motherboard is an IWILL KA-266 R with an integrated RAID controller, but if I get to like this I might invest in a more expensive PCI IDE RAID controller card.

My question, to all of those with a home RAID system, is this: What stripe size did you use?

Please bare in mind that the partition created from this array is going to be used for CD and DVD rips, DivX encoding, downloading large files to. Therefore, I am tempted to stray away from the suggested notion of pick the smallest stripe size possible because I will not have a lot of small files on the partition which will occupy this array.

The partition will likely contain a lot of Mp3s as well, but lets remember that the average mp3 is about 4 MB or so. Its nothing like the size of the smallest stripe size available, which is 64K.

I am not really sure what decision to make, and so am asking for advice here.

Its not often that I do that, so here is your opportunity to impress me.

Here is some extra information on the problem:

Stripe Sizes
We suspect that many of you out there are interested in RAID for its performance advantage. Stripe sizes play a very important role in the performance of RAID arrays and thus it is critical to unders... Read more

A:Recommendations for RAID 0 Stripe Size

Originally posted by Phantasm66
My question, to all of those with a home RAID system, is this: What stripe size did you use?

Please bare in mind that the partition created from this array is going to be used for CD and DVD rips, DivX encoding, downloading large files to. Therefore, I am tempted to stray away from the suggested notion of pick the smallest stripe size possible because I will not have a lot of small files on the partition which will occupy this array.Click to expand...

Ok, I don't have any experience with RAID arrays, but lack of experience hasn't stopped me for giving my .02$ before, so why start now

Given the information you gave us, bigger strip size is GoodTM

You actually gave the answer in the text from Anandtech:

Now let's move to the same array with a 1024KB stripe size. When writing a 4KB file, the RAID array in this case does essentially nothing. Since 4 is not divisible by 1024 in a whole number, the RAID controller just takes the 4KB file and passes it to one of the drives on the array. The data is not split, or striped, because of the large stripe size and therefore the performance in this instance should be identical to that of a single drive.

Reading back the file results in the same story. Since the data is only stored on one drive in our array, reading back the information from the array is just like reading back the 4KB file from a single disk.

The RAID 0 array with the 1024KB stripe size does be... Read more

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i have Dell Dimension 3000 and i recently putted in new graphic card NVIDIA 8400 GS and new ram, now i have 2 problems that i don't know what to do about it.

1) there is a huge amount of space under the stripe and i don't have a slightest clue how to solve that problem

2) everytime i put the computer in standby mode, it does go but when it try to wake it up it doesnt happen, all the power is disconnected from the cpu to the keyboard, mouse, and the monitor. before the installation i use to able to wake up the computer by pressing the main power button but now all it does is nothing my monitor is blank and i have to restart everything.

anyone have a idea what it could be please help.


A:Space Under the Start Button Stripe

Can you try and upload a screen print so I can have a look. I will be able to determin if its hardware or software related bases on the image. If the image has a black strip on it then its software, which I do not have a clue how to fix. if it does not then its the hardware trying to display a screen resolution which is incompatiable with your monitor.

Have you got a widescreen monitor? if not try changing the screen resolution to either 800x600 or 1024x768. If this fixes your problem great, find a resolution that suits you. If not then check your screen is not widescreen.

About the standby problem. Have you tried pressing your power button ONCE? On some computers it automatically cuts power to all connected devices. My PC does this.

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Strange issue with my computer, can only run it in safe-mode and it has pink lines down it, if I try to start it normally or repair the system; it restarts or says that it has not been successful. I've done some routing around online and it seems that these problems could be either the graphics card is failing or the power supply isn't getting enough power to the motherboard.
On start up all the bios crap at the beginning has gaps in it. Computer has been running fine until it started doing this yesterday when I turned it on.

My computer is an Advent, Processor Intel quad core Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, 3GB of RAM and 32-bit Windows 7 OS. The graphics card is on board, dunno what it is apart from plastic and metal.

I pulled it appart earlier today and cleared the oversized, bloated dust mites out. It's about 4 years old. I'm going to try reinstalling windows but I'm pretty sure it's a hardware problem from what I've read.

How can I find this out for definite without taking everything apart? Has anyone else heard of this problem. I'm very unwilling to part with my hard earned cash. I'm really stuck with this and would be very happy if I knew how to fix it.

Many thanks.

A:Pink pin stripe lines on screen.

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On booting up my HP Pavillion a1730n desktop I get occasionally a yellow stripe on the right side of my ViewSonic VX2235WM monitor just before it boots into windows. ViewSonic company suggests that my video card is going but HP says no problem, not to worry. Any ideas on what's happening would be appreciated.

A:Yellow Stripe on side of monitor

Do you have any speakers near the monitor? If so, try moving them away from it as the magnets can effect the display.

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I'm running 2 Sata hard drives in RAID, and I can't boot windows. It gets past the BIOS, and then goes to a black screen. I tried installing windows on the second hard drive, but It won't work either..


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The title kind of says it all. Out of the blue this afternoon a neon green stripe appeared right down the far left side of the computer screen and everything in it looks faded. I thought maybe restarting the computer might take care of it but it didn't and I noticed a bright pink stripe in the same area of the screen on the blue windows welcome screen. Looks like a spooky Halloween prank, but it isn't funny--it's irritating and worrisome. What can I do, if anything?

A:Green stripe donw computer screen

your graphics card could be going bad.

go to start>run and type in dxdiag.exe and press enter. tell me if theres any problems on the display tab

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I have an odd problem, I can watch Quick Time clips, like clips of stomp box walk throughs,
but I can not see the controls at the bottom of the player when a clip plays. Instead I have a
black stripe where the play/pause ... should be. If I click around where I think the button would be I can click the button behind the black stripe and it functions correctly, I just can't
see what I am clicking on! Is there anyone here who can help or has had the same problem?
I don't have any problems with the Quick Time player That I initialize from the Start menu, nor do I have any problems with any other player or graphics.

dell studio 16 / vista 64 bit.

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i'm in the middle of moving my 2 500 GB storage drives from my WinXP box to a Linux box (home server) and setting them up as RAID 0 (striping). As this new RAID setup will serve as the drive for storing and sharing/streaming mainly TV shows, video podcasts and music, what is the best stripe size to use?

also, do I have to worry about block size too?


P.S. - i'm using a 3ware PATA RAID card (7006-2)

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My initial specs were 1TB PCIe-NVMe m2 1TB SSD x2 with RAID1,And I'm trying to reconfiguire the settings to RAID0.In the BIOS setting, It is asking me the stripe size,and I'm wondering that how much stripe size is optimal for this SSD's.In the BIOS, the SSD's name is written as samsung MZSLW1T0HMLH.which size is optimal for the longevity of the SSD's? or for the performance? Additionally, If I am able to know how much lifespan is expected in these SSDs in TBW, I would be grateful. Thank you in advance.

A:Which is optimal RAID0 stripe size for P70 PCIe-NV...

Your SSD is a Samsung PM961

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Last night when I was plugging in my ipod to my Toshiba Satellite laptop, a 1.5 inch or so verticle stripe appeared on my screen. Is this a portion of the LCD just getting old? Malfunctioning? Is it fixable?

The laptop is about 5 or 6 years old. Any ideas what may have caused this?


A:Faded 1 inch stripe on laptop screen

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Specs: Windows XP, P4, Dell poweredge 400sc (intel-made board, 875p, pc only 6 months old), two maxtor 120gb ultra series ATA/133s, raided together as one 240gb hd by using raid 0+2 striped, promise fasttrak100 made from regular ATA/100 controller card (by soldering 1 wire in and updating the bios(common procedure as seen on the internet), worked flawlessly for 4 years so far).

I came back to my computer seeing it booting up. After reaching the black Windows XP screen with the loading bar at the bottom, a blue screen with a bunch of alphanumeric strings flashes by then quickly restarts. It goes by too fast for the human eye even with careful watching.

After rebooting itself, it asks if I would like to go into safe mode. I tried all modes of booting, but the same thing happens.

I tried to reinstall windows, but after providing the promise fasttrak100 raid drivers to the setup, it recognizes the disk as a brand new partition with 100% space available. This is clearly not the case since it has Windows XP it is booting into. So I skip the reinstall, fearful of screwing up the partition or data.

I next install a fresh XP on a spare HD, switching the raid over to slave in an attempt to access the drive from an outside source. Once I get to the desktop, I attempt to access the raid drive, and it says (disk not available--continue, retry, cancel).

The data recovery programs I tried also tell me the disk is not available.

What is going on? There has to be some kind of data beca... Read more

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Hi, all,
I have had an intermittent problem over the last week or so. Every now and then, a darker grey vertical stripe appears on my screen. Normally, this covers the left quarter of my screen, but sometimes covers the whole left half of the screen. It's almost as if I have reduced the brightness of only this part of the screen compared with the rest.
It has again just appeared without warning. I attach a photo of it below. I'm not sure if it's relevant, but this stripe does not appear in the image if I take a screen grab.
I am based in Liberia and not near a Dell service agent, as far as I am aware, until returning to the UK for Christmas, so having it looked at by a Dell agent is not a practical proposition for the time being.
Any ideas on what causes this and how I can resolve it?

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Could you possibly find a root of error in my configuration ?
i7 3770K, 32 GB RAM, and 2x SSD in RAID 0
the newest hw drivers have been instaled.


060313-6187-01.dmp 3. 6. 2013 19:57:20 IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL 0x0000000a 00000003`00000229 00000000`00000002 00000000`00000000 fffff803`f7335a7f ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe+5a440 x64 ntoskrnl.exe+5a440 C:\Windows\Minidump\060313-6187-01.dmp 8 15 9200 262 144
060313-8609-01.dmp 3. 6. 2013

A:Windows 8 IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL in 2xSSD RAID 0 (stripe)

I still need the systeminfo report. Please do this:

Please open an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt and type (or copy/paste) "systeminfo.exe >%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\systeminfo.txt" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Then navigate to Desktop to retrieve the syteminfo.txt file. If you have difficulties with making this work, please post back. Then zip up the .txt file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.

You have 3 or more hard drives. What is the make/model/wattage and age of your Power Supply?

SSD's were temperamental when they first came out, but their reliability has improved greatly over the last year or two. There are 2 things that MUST be checked on systems with BSOD's and SSD's:

1) That the SSD firmware is the latest available for the SSD
2) That the storage controller drivers on the motherboard are the most recent. They must date from late 2012 or later. This is ALL controllers, not just the one that the SSD is attached to.

Your Intel Storage drivers date from Sep 2012 - please visit the Intel Download Center for more recent RST (Rapid Storage Technology) drivers: http://downloadcenter.intel.com

Out of 16 memory dumps there were 6 different BSOD error codes. The differing error codes are usually symptomatic of a lower level problem within the system. They are usually caused by one of these things:
- borked (broken) hardware (several ... Read more

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Do you guys think this is something that i should be concerned about?
The computer booted up and runs fine as of now. I copied the picture in a word document cause for some reason it wouldn't go through. Thanks

A:I scratched my board while removing a metal stripe for my GPU

Hello Mike, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The screenshot may have been to large to upload, but here is a copy of it for everyone to view.

I suppose that if it's running fine, then it may be allright still. Motherboards have a thin protective clear layer on them, so hopefully all you did was only scratch up this clear top and not the actual copper paths under it.

Time will tell though.

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Thin stripe on top of the taskbar.
Just appeared suddenly.
I have several programs on autoupdate.
Un-Installed the ones updated recently - no change.
Changing of the theme wont help either - the stripe is still there whichever i choose.
Antimalware scan didnt reveal anything.


A:Solved: XP Display problem - stripe on top of taskbar

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I have a vertical red tinted stripe about 2 inches wide on my dell inspirion 1501 (windows xp) it popped up this morning out of nowhere. Computers functioning fine no blinking and I'm not sure if I need to get a new video card or a new laptop screen. or if it's something else. Also if it's one of those two things how hard is it to repair yourself? I've done software repair and basic big tower repair(changing harddrives adding memory) but when it comes to laptops the smallness has always daunted me but I'm pretty broke now and I can't swing the services fees if I buy the equipment

A:Red stripe on laptop monitor inspiron 1501

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I don't know if this is hardware or software related, so I kept it in this topic.

There is a constant horizontal stripe that takes up the second and third row of pixels from the bottom of my monitor. The color varies, but it seems to be some sort of an average color of the column above it. For example, if I move a black box around a white space (like in paint), I can see the stripe change to gray in the areas above which the box is (if that makes sense). If I widen the black box vertically, the color becomes darker.

The stripe does not show up on screenshot, so I took a picture with a camera to show it.

The stripe exists at all resolutions.

It is superimposed on everything -- including full screen applications and the taskbar.

It does not go away with a restart, sleep or hibernate, and I can't recall exactly when it showed up. I did recently install many Windows 7 updates, however, but no new video drivers.

A:Constant horizontal stripe along bottom of monitor picture

Have you contacted the maker of your monitor/ customer service and asked them if this problem has come up before.
They usually have a tech support on their homepage for issues like this.
I would start there first. IMHO

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I was given a used h.p. 4210 printer,scan,copy machine. I used it for photo printing images from computer it works fine. When I copy or scan there is a black line down the scanned image or on the copy. It is about 1 inch wide and goes down the page from top to bottom. When I first turn the machine on it asks to allign the print cartridge. I print the test page fine but it asks to scan it but it will not accept . Any help is appreciated.

A:H.P. 4210 printer black stripe when scan or copy

Might try to scan with the M$ Scanner and Camera Wizard .. but sounds like the scanner is bad.
This'll work around most of the HP software.
Start ► Programs ► Accessories ▼ Camera and Scanner Wizard

I had one that did that .. exchanged it - and all was good again.

If it were me .. I'd remove HP's software .. go here ..
Get and install the Basic Driver for you OS ... #2 in the List ...
and try the Camera n Scanner wizard again.

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Hello All,
Please forgive me if this is an often discussed problem, I searched briefly, but didn't find answers.

I built my first system about 3 years ago from a new Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard with an AMD A64 X2 4400+ Athalon processor. I also installed 2 western Digital 250GB SATA hard drives. I configured the drives into a RAID 0Stripe array. I installed Windows XP Home Edition (currently upgraded to SP3), and the system worked pretty well with just few problems for a long time.

Last weekend I tried to start the system, bit it failed the POST. I decided to rebuild and upgrade the system. I bought and installed an Intel DG45ID motherboard and an Intel Q8200 Core 2 Quad processor along with 4GB of memory. After setting up some BIOS options on the new system, I entered the RAID set up utility, but before I completed the RAID Volume setup, the system warned me that completing the operation would erase all data on the existing drives, so I escaped before completing the task.

I would like to know if there is a way to get the new system to boot from my existing hard drives or if it is possible to back up and restore the data from my existing dives.

A:Recover RAID 0 Stripe array after motherboard failure?

raid reconstructor

there is a bart pe disc with raid reconstructor built in. i have used it to recover a raid 0 array before.

i have the ISO but i am not sure how to upload the image. it is 153mb. the other tool you need is getdataback. you have to either purchase it or find other means to use getdataback. if you google "bart pe raid reconstructor" you will be able to find the info you need.

if you have any ideas for me to get you the bartpe image i made, let me know and i will try to help.


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I've got the latest Catalyst Drivers (13.4) from the AMD website, along with a Radeon HD 7950 from Sapphire.

As of right now, what happens is that if I launch into a game or anything graphically intensive, it will work initially. However, shortly thereafter, the screen starts to glitch/bug out, eventually crashing to either a screen with blue/brown vertical stripes, or a blank screen (that's been either brown or blue or white).

FurMark seems to bring it down fastest, and it seems to conk out @ ~52-54 degrees Celsius.

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I'd like to have the OS on a Striped Raid Array, because I care very much for peak I/O performance.

The system does not have a hardware raid controller. I'm using IDE drives 3 x 80gb to be exact.

I know I can't install windows on a dynamic disk. Can we over-ride this and get it to work regarless?

If not i'd like to install windows 7 ultimate on the first 80gb drive. From there I'd copy the OS partition to the Dynamic array of (2) 80gb drives. So basically windows would boot from the boot partition on the first basic disk 80gb drive where it would only have the boot partition and a seperate backup partition. The boot mgr would then signal to boot to the dynamic volume so i can achieve faster I/O performance in windows.


A:How to setup windows boot parition to load from dynamic stripe array?

If you want faster performance from your Win 7, get a SSD. A 120 GB can be had for under $100. This will improve your performance more than any one thing can. Your programs will open in one second and your PC will boot in 30 seconds. Check on Newegg, they had good deals.

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2 days ago, I noticed my display was flickering with a thin vertical stripe on the right third of the screen and a pink/green 1 inch band at the bottom screen that flickers. (I have had this laptop for about 2 1/2 months). I have updated all recommended drivers, followed the tips on deleting display driver software and updating, uninstalled some game apps and any that appeared to have installed (3D builder) just prior to the issue. I uninstalled some of the games and reinstalled a few. I do not have Norton, icloud or IDT apps on the laptop that are listed as potential conflicts with Windows 10. I am still under warranty. Is there anything else I can try or do I send it back to Lenovo? 

A:Flex 5 1570 Display vertical stripe and lower pink band - flicker

Hi MsRL,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
You can try to check if you have the same flickering line when connected to an external monitor.
Compare it when you start your computer in the BIOS if the flickering line is visible.
To go to the BIOS , shut down the machine and use the novo button (item 2 page 11) for the Novo button and choose BIOS set up option taking note of the issue on each screen. 
If the line shows in the Novo menu or BIOS and not in the external then it most probable be the LCD screen/ cable.
Call in technical support so you can discuss the action plan to proceed.
Hope this helps answer your query.
Update us how it goes.

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Hi guys,

Sent a message to "technoflop" on this issue, nothing back yet;

What I know:

I get a SCSI ID assigned upon bootup of these Ultra II SCSI's
Seagate's Seatools software "sees" my stripe set at a low level
Read/Write diagnostic short & long tests pass
Defrag Summary:

Volume Video2
Volume size 67.82 GB
Cluster size 4 KB
Used space 59.64 GB
Free space 8.18 GB
Percent free space 12 %

Volume fragmentation
Total fragmentation 0 %
File fragmentation 0 %
Free space fragmentation 0 %

File fragmentation
Total files 921
Average file size 67 MB
Total fragmented files 0
Total excess fragments 0
Average fragments per file 1.00

Pagefile fragmentation
Pagefile size 0 bytes
Total fragments 0

Folder fragmentation
Total folders 35
Fragmented folders 1
Excess folder fragments 0

Master File Table (MFT) fragmentation
Total MFT size 1 MB
MFT record count ... Read more

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If I have stripe or volume sets on one machine, lets say spaning 2 disk in either case. If I unplug the drives as a pair and put them in another XP/2000 box, will the OS automatically recognise them as the stripe or volume set pair? Likewise if I install XP/2000 on a box containing such a pair, will the OS detect the volume/stripe correctly during install?

A:Windows stripe sets and volume sets

Could we have a little bit more information on what you are doing? And is it Windows XP or Windows 2000 there is no Windows XP/2000?

Try this article it may help answer a question or two.

4809 How to choose between a Stripe Set, a Volume Set, a Stripe Set with Parity, and a Mirror Set while using Windows NT 4.0? 07-Feb-02


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I have a small network that I admin (3 desktops, 2 laptops). We have been having problems. Bear with me. I will start from the beginning of problems in case the origin of this sp2 glitch is other than on this desktop.

All systems are running Sygate personal firewall with identical permissions. Nod32, automatic updates run, weekly scans. Microsoft Anti-spyware on all systems. Spybot and/or Adaware run regularly on all systems.

Desktop #1 had a HDD crash. Replaced HDD. Reconfigured it to work on network. Installed XP SP1 then immediately updated to SP2. Reinstalled software, printers, set up sharing, etc. All seemed to work fine.

We had a DLink VPN broadband router linked to a Linksys G-band wireless router from our DSL modem. We began losing internet connection which turned out to be the DLink failing. I have disconnected it (disabling our VPN, which was not needed at this time) and set everything up through the Linksys wireless router. Internet connection returned.

Added new HP 6540 printer to Desktop #3, (running sp2) Set it to share over network.

Desktop #1 and #3 were communicating well with each other.

#2 and laptop #1 were communicating well with each other.

Laptop #1 needed sp2 to resolve some subspooler errors in network setup to make it communicate with D-tops #1, #3. sp2 install smooth and successful, no data loss, no reconfigurations necessary.

Created new workgroup and put all D-tops and laptops on that new workgroup. minimal network functi... Read more

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