How To Fix raid offline

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raid offline is the name of the error that contains information about the error, including the reason why it occurred, which system component or application was malfunctioning that caused the error, and other information. The numerical code in the name of the error contains data that can be decoded by the manufacturer of the faulty component or application. An error using this code can occur in many different places in the system. Although the name contains some details, it is still difficult for the user to find and eliminate the cause of the error without specialized technical knowledge or the appropriate software.

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Recently I reinstalled the windows operating system due to a major crash. and if you do - how many HD's? which raid controller?

can you specify a few more details about your system? I fixed some of them but now I ran to this problem. Then it takes me to reboot and select pproper boot device. When I turn on the computer, I see problem detected wiith RAID 1." Raid appears offline.

Since then I been having problems with my comp. Anyone please help. Do you use RAID?

What causes raid offline

If you received this error on your PC, it means that there is a malfunction in your system. Common causes are incorrect or unsuccessful installation or removal of software that could leave invalid entries in the Windows registry, the effects of a virus or malware attack, an incorrect system shutdown due to a power failure, or another factor in which a person with little technical knowledge accidentally deletes the required A system file or registry entry, as well as several other reasons. The immediate cause of "raid offline" is a failure when one of its normal operations is properly started by a system or application component.


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RAID 0 Offline Need Help!

I have tried reactivating the drive to no avail. Instead of getting new video cards I just updated my video card drivers. You must have a drive that is not part of the array to backup data.


First post your exact specs ie what drives you are using, are they connected to an onboard controller or are you using a real raid card, etc.

Check this guys thread

I have nearly the same problem. Also, if in fact, its hosed, is there a good free RAID recovery tool any of yall would suggest? Have you tested the drives with the drive maker's utility for checking drives? I have tried deleting the array and recreating it as suggested in another thread to no avail.

Mobo - Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe
Processor - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+
Video Card - 2ea MSI Nvidia NX7900 GT HD Version SLI linked. I trust yall's advice over theirs anyhow. Post your problem ie what you did and what has now occurred. Microsoft says to contact their support staff which of course I would, but for $35 bucks???

No error message comes up, it just sits there a moment and doesn't do anything. I am looking to not loose the information that is stored on this drive. FWIW running raid0 without a backup plan is just asking for a problem.

Next looking at someone else’s thread does no real good. Suggestions?

RAID says its offline

When I go into Disk Management, the RAID shows up but "Offline." What do I do????? any suggestions???

Go into RAID BIOS menu and check its status (Online/Offline ?)
If it states Online, then you may have a faulty HardDrive

After getting it all working and serving all my media, I decided to change Vista Business to Premium. When I right-click it gives me the option to change it from Dynamic to Basic, but that would wipe out all the data....

Ok, so I stupidly installed Vista Premium after setting up and getting a RAID to work. I hooked up two 1TB WD Caviars and set them up in a RAID 1 configuration. I installed the OS on a separate hard drive than the RAID, but now when I boot up the RAID doesn't show.

Raid 0 offline, new computer

However recently whenever I boot my computer it will show that my Raid 0 is offline, after I boot my computer 2 or 3 more times it will always proceed to being back online.

I just built my computer a little over a week ago and recently I was experiencing problems with my computer. Afterwards my computer worked fine.

So I went into BIOS and loaded fail safe defaults. Just curious as to why this is and if it can be fixed?

{RESOLVED}Serial Ata Raid Help - Offline

Thihs is the second time i had to delete the array and recreate it... Is there anything i should do or something i can try ot gegt it back online? Bad air circulation with the way they were.

System Specs:

K7N2 DELTA Series. Well i did NOT install what i wanted to yet but all the wires were a rats nest. When i went to turn the computer on just to make sure everything was ok it wasnt.. Some how by just take out the harddrives from the case itself and putting themback in made it work..

So i umplugged them all and puty them all back in a orderl fashoined.. I have tried swapping out serial ata cables with brand new ones and no luck... Designed for Athalon XP Processors
USing a Serial ATA Raid
Problem, A friend built this computer and when i got it worked fine untill i opened the case to try to install new hardware. The problem is my serial ATA RAid is OFF LINE..

i hda delete the array and recreate it and it works fine now.. I have put everythign back to how it was but no luck.. Only other thing ican think of would be a harddrive is failing and causeing that issue...

RAID 1+0 array error, Offline - No ideas


Built my PC about a year ago and in the course of debating for / against a SSD I ended up wandering down the RAID trail instead. I turned it off and unplugged it for a few days due to not having time. Less noise, vibration and heat inside the case...

I would not do this set up again due to how complicated it is... You can spend $95~200 on a 120GB SSD drive... One for my OS which I striped across all 4 drives in a RAID 0 with 100GBs, and a second LD for storage which I set up as a RAID 1+0 with the remaining capacity (950GB mirrored). I decided to do four 500GB Seagate SATA drives with 2 arrays (LDs).

So I turn it back on today and it boots into my OS (windows 7) but gives an error from AMD RAID: Storage error 4/9/2012 ##;##:## (time stamp basically). and you are not spending $150~250 for a good low-end RAID card - why bother. Boot time with an intel SSD 320 or 520 was about 14 seconds after POST with an Intel i5-2500K system. So I reboot and get into the Raid controller menu and this is what I've got:

In Drive Assignments:
(Page 1/1)
Port:ID-----------------Drive Model------------------Capabilities------------------Capacity (GB)------------------Assignment
01:00 ST3500418AS SATA 3G 500.10
[S.M.A.R.T.] Error
Extent 1 24.99 LD 1-2
Extent 2 475.04 Free

02:00 ST3500418AS SATA 3G 500.10
[S.M.A.R.T.] Health
Extent 1 24.99 LD 1-1
Extent 2 475.04 LD 2-1

03:00 ST3500418AS SATA 3G 500.10
[S.M.A.R.T.] Health
Extent 1 24.99 LD 1-3
Extent 2 475.04 ...

Raid 1 "Offline Member"

When I went into the intel raid utility thing a few months ago, I remember having a few options, such as 'remove raid' 'reset raid' et cetera, but when I clicked on the option I thought would fix the issue, it gave me the warning that it would remove all data or something, which I veryyy much don't want to happen. When I look at the intel matrix storage console after booting, it says the the plugins failed to load and whatnot. My PC has 2 1TB HDs in raid 1.

Hey all.

I am going home tomorrow, and want to attempt to fix this mess. With the help of a mate, we managed to look up how to get in to the BIOS config thing for the drives, which said "member offline" on both of the drives. If you need any more details to help just say so and I'll post.

I'm not entirely sure anything is wrong.

Now I have kept the PC like this for a few months, when I finally got it working again, I didn't want to mess it up royally, and have no working PC at all. It said that windows start up had failed, please insert your windows 7 disk blah blah (or something to that effect), I did so, it repaired and my PC finally booted, hooray. So anyway, one day I turned the PC on and it just wouldn't boot at all. I don't know a great deal about RAID, I bought the PC with the RAID in place, I didn't do it myself.

So if anyone has the patience to help me try to repair the RAID on my drives without loosing any data...

RAID issue - deleting RAID volume to restore non-RAID disks

Question: If I Delete RAID Volume (which is based on the size from the blank 1TB drive), will both drives become available as non-RAID disks and keep the original data on the 500GB main drive and be able to run windows again? NOTE: the RAID volume size is only showing the exact space of the 1TB, excluding the 500GB drive. After realizing that I needed to create a backup image of my main drive to use RAID with an existing drive, I'm left with the "Operating System Not Found" message. Look at it this way;
A disk has a container ~ the partition.

At the moment, I'm seeing if I can find any data in the MR Console with RAID disabled and accessing only the main drive. Without backing up the main drive (ops...), i went ahead and enabled RAID 0 on both drives and created a RAID volume (128KB strip / Size: 1TB (931.5GB)). When using the Microsoft Recovery Console in (RAID mode attached w/ both drives) logically there isn't any directories/files found.

I'm using software RAID through Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM v5.6.2

I understood that "Resetting the drives to Non-Raid" will cause all data on the disk to be lost, so this isn't the approach that I'll be taking til I find a solution to backup my data. Deleting the RAID will give back the two independent HDs, but also breaks the structure so that the data becomes in accessible.

When we create backups, we are getting only the data its...

Force Offline Files Enabled Folder Offline?

However, it seems that when she's in the remote office and is connected her laptop will end up connecting to our file server back here, which is all well and good except that when she goes to browse her files, etc it takes an extremely long time because it's doing all the reading from our main office. Since she's a laptop user we have offline files enabled on her laptop so that all of her stuff gets synced back to our corp network, it generally works well when she's in the main office or on the road and just connects to our VPN to sync. I know there are some GPO things we can do but it takes awhile to put those in place, I've been looking for a way to essentially force that folder to think it's working offline so she can do what she needs to do in a timely manner, but I haven't been able to find a way how yet and was wondering if anyone here knew. I know there's a way in Vista, but she's running XP.

Where I work we have a user who is in a remote office connected via a site to site VPN to our main office but it's over a somewhat slow link (1mbit).

no disks reserved for raid use Raid disabled - Raid 1

After a few minutes of this, I was presented with an Error stating "No disks reserved for raid use, raid disabled." Then shortly after, switches to a message stating: "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key."
I'm now unable to reach the Nvidia Raid setup, and unable to load the windows disc. Drivers won't function without an operating system, so I'm a little confused about exactly what you did. After doing this, I inserted my Windows 7 x64 home premium install disc, and it sat on "Detecting storage devices...". I've reached the Nvidia raid array setup utility, and it appears I have successfully loaded the raid drivers.

I'm hoping someone here can help. How did you load the drivers? I'm very new to Raid, so you'll have to excuse my ignorance here. If someone would know what to do from here, please share your knowledge.

I'm certain the CD drive is good, as it works fine in another computer. How did you run the setup utility? I'm using an HP pavilion p6210Y with 2x 2TB, WD Caviar Green's trying to set up a raid 1 array.

Mediashield ROM BIOS RPT
Copyright (C) 2009 NVIDIA Corp. Are there RAID settings in BIOS?

Does your machine support hardware RAID or are you using software RAID?

Explorer will only run when offline, and sidebar only works offline

Help would be greatly appreciated!!!!!

Does anyone have any ideas or know a solution to the problem. If I connect it into the back of the computer, almost immediately Windows Vista will report a problem and start looking for a solution. IE will also prompt "stopped working" and the sidebar will quit .

Also most programs that require some type of installer wizard will not open, but shutdown.

I have discovered that if I disconnect my DSL from my computer, IE will work, the sidebar will work, and most of the programs will operate correctly.

Office 365 offline/semi-offline installer

I am looking to install it on several locations, but some sites have a poor internet connection and it would require a lot of time to download it from office 365 portal

am looking for an offline or semi-offline installer for ProPlus, I do have internet access and it would be fine if anything had to be verified online, but I dont want to download the whole office online

Have a look at this - How to deploy Office 365 ProPlus from an on-premises web portal - Office IT Pro Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Deploying Office 2013 Professional Plus from Office365 Offline | Jack Stromberg

Any option for an offline installer for office ProPlus that comes with office 365?

Windows 2000 Offline Folders / Always Use Offline



If i need to clarify anything or provide more details then please let me know.

I can setup offline folders on a Windows 2000 Pro client so the files are available when offline.

What we want to acheive is for the notebook user to always use a local copy of their data but to also have an up to date copy on the server. Is it possible to configure offline folders so that even when the computer is connected to the network the offline folder is still used.

"Always available offline" option and Offline Files tab dissapeared in folder options

And when I right-click on a folder (or file) and choose Properties, the Offline Files tab no longer shows as well. Oh, and another strange issue while I'm here. screenshot 3 (below): Here is screen shot of me trying to make the "ClientData" folder available offline, but the "Always available offline" options does not appear when I right-click on it.

I am still having issues getting offline files to work correctly. And it did. The "Media" folder shown below doesn't actually sync. Only the Media folder doesn't sync at all (the media folder just has a few video files less than 10MB).

I could easily make folders available offline by simply right-clicking on a folder and clicking the option "Always available offline".  I was also able to successfully sync my Documents, Desktop and Favorites folders (using folder redirection). I haven't messed with any network settings or played around with offline files settings since the last successful sync. No new networking hardware has been added either. Windows 7 synced the folder and it was made available offline.

My notebook computer syncs with a desktop PC also running Windows 7 Professional 64 (I call this the "Server" PC). After a clean install, due to the many issues I've had dealing with Offline Files before, I just synced 1 folder to see if it would work. screenshot 1: See the three folders below with the green sync icon over them? Any ideas as to...

Dell Printer v725w status "offline-offline"

I have a new printer for my Vista, the Dell v725w. I cannot turn the printer back online as "Use Printer Online" won't show back up! My problem is with the Vista as the printer can scan and make copies. video of Dell v725w
Dell Inkjet V725w & V525w printers - YouTube

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On a side note, does the "WI-fi" and "Ethernet" icons on the v725w need to light up to indicate that the printer is communication with the Vista desktop? I just for whatever reason cannot print. If so, that could be my problem and I don't know how to turn on Wi-Fi/Ethernet" to fix the communication. When I click again, it goes back to "Use Printer Offline".

Whenever I click "Use Printer Offline" to turn the on the printer online, instead it states "Printer status Offline-Offline". I hope someone can help. However, it will not print.

It says "offline" twice! I also get a message saying that it is a communication error. some weird glitch where the text did not show and I could not edit to fix it)

Offline Files: Check users CSC integrity before disabling offline files?

Is there any way one could check the integrity of the clients CSC/Offline Cache before they get moved to the new OU? Solution:
A new set of GPOs have been created that correctly set up "Offline Files" and "Folder Redirection". The only folders that should be treated as Offline Files are the ones in the users home folder. We have SCCM 2012 R2 for inventory but I cant find any good report there.

When we move a client, the cache will be deleted and all non-sync'd work will be lost. The users themselfes are not allowed to enable Offline Files as this is disabled by GPOs. This is extremely time consuming when we are looking at potentially 500 affected clients.

These are linked to a test-OU and the computers and users applied to that OU are not suffering from the problems above. Maybe scripting with PowerShell or VB? All advices are welcome! Best regards,

Most of the conflicted files are located in the users home folder, but some users are also seeing the same issues with files located on the "Common" shares. Symptom:
Due to some faulty settings in the client GPO and the fact that the "Common" shares was set to allow Offline Caching of files and folders, the majority of clients now suffer from sync issues and conflicts. Environment:
- 3x Windows 2008 R2 file servers configured in DFS
- approx. 500x Windows 7 clients (Laptops)
- 3x network shares, Common1, Common2 and Homefolder. 
- &qu...

BSOD when windows tries to load RAID driver on system with no RAID<input type=

There is no RAID controller listed in Device Manager so I can't disable it there. This started some months after I upgraded some Intel drivers (about 2 yrs ago) but I do not know what they were or how to un-upgrade them.

I send error report. during windows startup I get a blue screen "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer"

I disconnect power, wait a couple of minutes and restart.

My question is - how do I stop Windows from looking for RAID drivers to load at startup? It restarts normally, then I get "The system has recovered from a serious error - please tell Microsoft".

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1022 Mb
Graphics Card:
Hard Drives: C: Total - 250003 MB, Free - 225853 MB; D: Total - 226925 MB, Free - 226852 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc. , 0U7077, , ..CN481114B601BJ.

Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
Originally every 2 - 3 mos., now every 2 - 3 wks. I follow the link and download iata_env.exe but when I try to run it I get "This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software". This doesn't surprise me since I do not have a RAID controller on this system. Windows error reporting...

Windows software RAID 5 reads as RAW, duplicate RAW RAID shows with different drive letter?

Not sure where to start, but hoping it is just an issue with the MBR?   In disk management, I can see that drive M is its normal size, 11177.94GB.  I am using 4x4TB drives.  Intel Rapid Storage Technologhe shows all four
drives as healthy and functional.  Drive E shows in Disk Management the same as Drive M, and I have no idea how it ended up there and what I should do with it.  My C drive shows up and works normally, where I have my OS and programs installed.

2nd Hard Drive (RAID 0) not in My Computer - Lost my RAID Controller Drivers

Does anyone have any idea what drivers I need for them? Is the reason because I [somehow] lost my RAID Controller drivers when doing the clean install? Should I try the ABIT CD and hope it's easy to download the drivers I need? The two HDs were (and still are) setup as RAID 0.

Other than using the Search feature - I have no access to the E Drive. (I use the E: Drive for my pictures.) I did not change any BIOS settings when I did the clean install. So, I'm confused why the 2nd drive isn't seen on my OS.

I have an ABIT AT7-MAX2 (VIA KT400-8235) computer with AMD Athlon XP 2.08Ghz running IE7 SP3. Or is there something I must do in XP to add the E Drive so I can see, and use it, on my PC?

I only now noticed that my 2nd Hard Drive does not appear (like it used to) when I look at My Computer. However, if I use the Search feature it will search in both my C: Drive and also my E: Drive (the E: Drive is the 2nd HD). Here is what one of the RAID Controllers' ID says: PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3059&SUBSYS_1400147B&REV_50\3&61AAA01&0&8D
The other RAID Controller ID number is similar.

Or is there something I must do (on XP) to add the E Drive so I can see and use it?

2- Obviously I need to add the missing drivers for the two RAID Controllers. (I assume they were lost somehow when I did the clean install.) After adding the drivers (for the RAID Controllers) will that automatically show the 2nd Drive on my PC...

Switching RAID 0 to RAID 1 on brand new Dell Precision Tower 3620

I ordered a 3620 with 2 hard drives configured for RAID 0. Any help on switching RAID levels and adding the 3rd drive would be appreciated. I realize now that I made a mistake and should have ordered the RAID 1 configuration. I'm expecting the machine to arrive tomorrow.

Also, I'm planning on adding a 3rd HDD that I do not wanted to be included in the RAID. It has already shipped. I realize this will reduce my total drive capacity.

RAID 5 switched from single storage to raid 5, lost drive letter

I am running 7 pro 64bit on a ASUS p8p67 deluxe mobo and I copied all data from my 1tb storage D: drive to a backup external and proceded to install raid 5 with 3 single 1tb drives and the raid is up an running. However using Intel Rapid Storage Technology to setup the raid inside windows I had to use the drive letter R: because D: was not available in the list option. This should be solvable using the windows disk management tool if that's the case.

When I start some programs, the program is looking for the data on D: drive. Is there any way to change the letter of my raid storage from R: to D:?

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