Vista’s “Repair” Features
Over the last two days, two of my raid drives decided that now was a good time to croak, thus breaking both the system and my applications RAID0’s. Meh. Drives were both the same model (WD7400GD-00FL) and only a few numbers apart in serial number. Perhaps a bad batch (though new ones are enroute–WD’s RMA process is sweet). Anyway, it appeared to trash the MBR for the boot drive. I tossed in the Vista CD, clicked Repair, loaded the SATA raid drivers, and it automatically detected the failed installation, and asked me to reboot–“Your error has been resolved.”.
A reboot and I was once again at my desktop. Pretty slick.
Now, a suggestion: TELL ME what you did, Vista. Event Logs, even on screen, something. I’m assuming that the MBR was regenerated and life was made grand; however, it doesn’t detail that anywhere on exactly WHAT was fixed. Boo.