Last night one of my IBM 75GXP Raid 0 (ABIT KT7A-RAID mb) drives decided it didn't want to work. What is interesting is that it seems to spin up ok (the Highpoint Raid recognizes it), I get the Boot Magic prompt, which brings up the Windows 98 startup menu (I like to have the options available for a few seconds), but once it starts the next step after the menu, I get what sounds like a ratchet sound (when you are using a socket wrench) that repeats about 3 times in one of the drives, and things go no further.
I recovered my C partition from a ghost backup onto a spare drive, so I can get back up and running. I wondered if maybe I might be able to recover some more recent data from some of the partitions on the failed drive. I enabled the Highpoint drivers in my BIOS (but removed the raid from the boot device list). But when I do this, the behavior is the same as when I tried to boot off the Raid drives, even though the system is now booting off my spare drive.
Anybody have any thoughts?