How To Fix BSOD After Attempting To Use RAID
Just the other day, I attempted to put 3 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ
hard drives in a RAID 0 array on my ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 motherboard. I
thought that the internal ICH10R RAID controller would make RAIDing a
couple of drives simple as a trip to the BIOS, but I was wrong. After
setting SATA to RAID I saved and exited the BIOS and pressed Cntl-I to
get into the RAID controller menu. I set up the disks and created the
RAID volume. Great. After exiting is when everything started to fall
First it couldn't find a boot drive and didnt boot into
windows at all, then it complained about the non-existent CD in the
tray, and finally, when it found a boot drive and started booting
windows, I get a BSOD (Blue screen of death) and the computer is in a
reboot cycle. I was stumped. Until I found some information that Im
going to pass onto you right now:
How to boot into Windows again.
1. Set the SATA type back to IDE in Enhanced mode.
2. Save and Quit BIOS and try to boot.
3. If it dosent work, press CNTL+I as your booting and delete the new RAID volume and boot again. It should work now.
Now that you in Windows, you can fix RAID, heres how:
The reason that your RAID has been failing is because of this file,
iaStorV.sys found in the System32-->Drivers folder.
1. Open the Start Menu, and search for "regedit" (without quotation marks). Click regedit.exe.
Go to file Export and make sure Export range is set to all. Save this
file anywhere, its just a backup of your registry incase you want to
change anything back.
3. Once thats done, use the Folder Structure on the left to navigate to:
4. Now on the right you should see about 9 files. One named Start.
5. Double Click on the file named Start (Its type should be REG_DWORD) and a small window should open.
6. Change the Value Data from its original 3 to 0. Now click OK.
7. Exit the Registry Editor.
8. Restart Windows, boot into BIOS, change SATA to RAID, recreate your RAID array.
9. Watch Windows boot without and BSODS.
ENJOY YOUR NEW RAID ARRAY