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INTEL 82801 SATA RAID Controller driver not been Windows verified(digitally signed) is it normal?

Hi,

We had a brand new system in place with INTEL 82801 SATA RAID Controller managing a RAID1 configuration and one of the hard drives crashed recently. Luckily since it was on RAID1 configuration data was restored on the mirrored drive. On rebooting the BIOS would load up but the the mirrored hard drive would not boot. We had to physically disconnect the SATA cable for the failed hard drive and then the system would boot from the mirrored drive (which is degraded). Now my question is:

1. Why didnt the RAID Controller boot the mirrored Hard drive automatically after the first hard drive failed?

2. In the device manager the INTEL 82801 SATA RAID Controller has a driver which is not digitally signed for windows compatibility. Is this the reasons why the hard drive failed or why the mirrored drive didnt boot automatically?

These are the system specs:

OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional version 2002 SP3 Build 2600: version 5.1.2600

Processor: INTEL Core2 CPU mailto:6600@2.4Ghz 6600@2.4Ghz

BIOS version/date: FUJITSU SIEMENS//Phoenix technologies Ltd. 5.00R1, 03-04, 2156.S2, 12/04/2008

Shell Version: 6.2.3.1002

RAID option ROM Version: 5.0.3.1001

INTEL 82801 GR/GH SATA RAID Controller

Driver version: 6.2.3.1002

HARD DRIVES: SEAGATE BARRACUDA HDDx2 250GB

P/O Mode: PI04

DMA Mode: UDMA 6

Firmware: 4.AAA

Any help in this issue would be greatly appretiated. Thank you.

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