I purchased my Desktop Computer in March of 2011 while I was still employed at HP.
Knowing that hard drives will eventually fail, I spent more money to have it equipped with two drives in a RAID 1 configuration. If one disk fails, the other mirrored drive will take over.
Recently I got a message that a drive was degraded. I replaced it with a larger drive, rebooted a few times and things looked promising. The RAID utility saw the new drive and offered to rebuild the mirror. Then I got the unknown software error.
I played around with the POST utility on a cold reboot to no avail. At this point I have a system that won’t boot, a hard drive with thousands of photos and software that I cannot use.
Some of this is backed up but a need a machine to retrieve it. In the interim it doesn’t look good for my daily posts on this blog.