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System Won't Boot to RAID Volume


Last Reviewed: 24-Feb-2017
Article ID: 000006380

Description

I replaced a failed hard drive, and now my system will not boot to the RAID volume.

or

I installed a bootable device.

Solution

To resolve this issue, check the priority of the RAID volume in the system BIOS setting related to boot order.

Some system BIOS will give the newly inserted hard drive higher priority in the boot order than the degraded RAID volume and will subsequently attempt to boot to the newly inserted hard drive instead of to the RAID volume.

 
Note The instructions below are specific to motherboards manufactured by Intel. Always follow the instructions that are provided with your motherboard. The specific instructions on non-Intel manufactured motherboards may differ.
  1. Press F2 after the power-on self-test (POST) memory test begins to enter the BIOS setup menu.
  2. Click the Boot menu, and then the Boot Device Priority menu.
  3. Use the up or down arrow keys to select the RAID volume as a boot device.
  4. Press F10 to save the setting and exit the BIOS setup program. The system should now boot to the RAID volume.