26 Nov 09 15:08
My home PC has a RAID 1, 2 partitions, 35GB for XP Pro (C:) and 250 for (D:) Data. I swap out one of the RAID 1 drives periodically to have a full backup of OS & data as well as an additional external data backup. There is a third drive with Windows 7 RC. After booting to Win7 & updating, upon mandatory reboot I get the typical CHKDSK message "one of your disks needs to be checked for consistency" followed by a re-writing of "File 9" attributes and about 100,000 instances of "Replacing invalid security id with default security id for file filename xxxx".
After CHKDSK completes, the XP install is hosed, lots of startup errors, no copy/paste, no systray, no quick launch, etc. My research led me to: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc956620.aspx
which was useless. So, I replaced one of the RAID 1 drives with the backup and rebuilt the array, convinced it was a one-time deal. Worked great, but today, again after Win7 Update, the same thing happened, with the same results.
I'm probably just going to keep Win7 as my main OS on a separate disk, but any ideas why this is happening to my XP OS partition? I am not manipulating the partition in any fashion. The data partition is 100% OK. I have one last system backup but I'm afraid it's just going to get hosed as well after my next Win7 update.
I don't see this in Win 7 forums, most references to this issue appear years ago. I'd like to keep a working XP partition along with my Win 7 disk (I plan to treat myself to an SSD for Xmas for Win7) but I will undoubtedly go insane if they cannot reside on the same PC.
I'd love to hear any ideas out there.
Asus P5W-DH, Core 2 Duo 6600, 4GB RAM, ICH7 Seagate 320GB RAID 1, SilImage controller for Win7 on a WD Raptor, Nexus 600W PSU.
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