Re: Vista reports HDD failure.
Okay, thanks, will do. I have also checked the 'system information' list
under "Storage" and the status is given as "OK". I also did manage to run
"Chkdsk /F". You have to set it to be done during the next re-boot. There
were no errors reported. Now back to the RAID config. If I get the
manufacturer's test utility,I wonder which drive it is going to check because
with RAID-1 you can only see dirve "C" as one drive. The other drive is
hidden. I'll report back if I can get the check utility to run. Thanks for
the help so far.
> David wrote:
> > Recenlty installed Vista Business. Have a RAID-1 configuration. Ever since
> > Vista installed, I keep getting random alerts on startup about one of my
> > HDD's imminent failure and to do a system backup 'now'. I have been ignoring
> > this, (but I have done a backup!). Anyway, I am not sure which HDD is
> > supposed to be failing. I think it is rubbish because they are only about 6
> > months old...
> I agree that the age of the disks doesn't matter. Modern disks go bad
> more often than old ones by far, even right out of the carton.
> I'm busy telling everyone with hardware problems about this interesting
> new tool: as administrator, open a command prompt and type 'perfmon'.
> Click on Reliability Monitor and look around for anything interesting.