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Topic # 13892 3-Jun-2007 12:36
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Hello Everyone

this is my first Forum ever, so I am a beginner. my question is: I have installed a Sata Raid 1 on my computer (win pro sp2), however I want to change the setup to have just a single drive, no raid at all, is it possible to do that without having to reinstall the whole thing again??????

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Reply # 73298 3-Jun-2007 12:56
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Depending on the motherboard, the raid chip used, you can set in the bios to break the RAID-1 to individual drives (as mentioned in this post. However, for minimal fuss, best do a backup (to external media, like CD/DVD or external hdd) using Windows Backup with full ERD (to floppy) or if no floppy drive, do full backup.

And if the RAID-1 is broken, it may or may not cause data loss. If it does lose its data, then do a full restore using the backup you made above. If no floppy drive, do a mininal Windows XP installation, then do a restore from this installation. Don't worry about fully install all apps as you will restore from the full backup which will overwrite everything anyhow. [Tip: some people had said that it is best that you do minimal installation of the edition you backup from, i.e. if you made a full backup of Windows XP SP2, then try reinstall the minimal system to Windows XP SP2 to avoid any conflict.)

In all suggestion, always backup and good luck.

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Reply # 73301 3-Jun-2007 13:22
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Thanks Chiefie, was a very quick reply, will try what you said in the next few days, once done will let you know if worked.

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