After a new instalation Windows 2003 SBS on an INTEL Server Board S5000VSA I have the the below problem
The Operating system windows 2003 is working OK.
Always when i make a restart to the system my server is not booting from the RAID Controller and all drives are in ready state.
to solve the problem always When the boot starts i have to press ctrl + E to go inside the bios controller setting
i select configure
i select view / add devices
i am changing from ready state the logical disks to on-line and i press f10
i select span and f10
i select raid5
and finishing at the end with save configuration.
after that i select boot LD AND IS OK
I am makeing restart with alt +ctrl + del and the system boots from the raid controller and is working fine until the next restart of the system
What i have to do so the setting will stay permanetly on the system
Have you configured a "Bootable Virtual Drive" per the instructions on page 49 in the http://download.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/d29305015_raid_swg.pdfhttp:// Intel® RAID Software User's Guide.
1. Check the BIOS version. If it's not the http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=19666 latest, update it.
2. Check http://http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/s5000vsa/sb/CS-022697.htm HDD compatibility. Untested hard drives may sometimes cause unexpected behavior.
3. Force your HDDs to 1.5Gbps transfer rate and see if it makes any difference. Normally you can do this by using a jumper on the HDD.
4. Are you using any kind of hot swap backplane? If yes, try to connect the hard drives directly to the board to isolate the issue.
Were you able to fix this? Thanks! I am also encountering the same problem but on a Linux installation and I configured RAID 1 using the Intel Embedded Server RAID