When things go wrong

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Unknown Error

Unknown error?  Clicking on More Help offered no help.

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.


Things were looking good for a few minutes.


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