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Old 12-21-2005, 04:05 PM   #1
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Default Eliminate RAID?

I re-installed WinXP Pro the other day and it no longer detected my 2nd hard drive (80G).

My Computer showed the C - 40G drive and Z - Partition (RAID 1+0 - Stripe non-physical drive).

Believing that RAID was the problem, I installed again without installing the RAID drivers, that didn't work...it was still there. Then, I tried to erase the RAID ARRAY in the startup utility, the array just re-configured itself.

Last night I installed Partition Magic to see what it could do, after reboot, my 80G drive showed back up (WTF-?). It is however in Disk Management & PM broken into two dynamic drives (see link below, referring to Disk 3 & 4). I also created almost 40G unallocated space also- I don't know how to get rid of that.

PM Screenshot: http://www.qwlproductions.com/issues/

So, I am looking for a way to utilize my 80G drive, and the C drive - no dynamics...just plain old usage without losing the material on the drive.

Can I do this without removing RAID? If not, how do I get rid of RAID. Can Partition Magic help me some how in the process?

Thanks very much!
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