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Warning Message

The Dell Inc. PERC S130 Controller BIOS screen is one of the first screens to appear during your system's boot sequence. If the
system's virtual disks were in Normal or Ready status before a system boot, the boot sequence continues normally to the Microsoft
Windows Server 2008 operating system. But, if a virtual disk is in Degraded or Failed status, or if specific options in the Controller
Options field were changed previously at the BIOS Configuration Utility (<Ctrl><R>), the following warning messages appear
during the boot sequence.

WARNING: Found virtual disks that are degraded

This warning message is displayed when at least one virtual disk is in a Degraded state and Pause if Degraded is set to ON at the
BIOS Configuration Utility (<Ctrl><R>).
The following message is displayed after the warning is displayed: --- Press <Enter> to continue, or <CTRL><R> to enter setup ---.
Press <Enter> to allow the operating system to continue with the boot sequence, or press <Ctrl><R> to enter into the BIOS
Configuration Utility (<Ctrl><R>) to investigate the cause of the Degraded virtual disk.
To investigate the cause, check for the following:
Whether a physical disk in the virtual disk has failed or has gone offline. Check the status at the Physical Disks field. A Degraded
status depends on the RAID level of the virtual disk and the number of physical disks that have failed:
–For a virtual disk at RAID 1 or RAID 5, a single physical disk failure causes a Degraded status.
–For a virtual disk at RAID 10, the failure of a physical disk in each of the mirror sets creates a Degraded status for the RAID 10.
The failure of two physical disks in the same mirror set creates a Failed status for the RAID 10.
Whether the controller has failed due to a firmware failure or a component failure. A failed controller causes a virtual disk not to
boot.
For the virtual disk to recover from Degraded status, the failed physical disk must be replaced and the virtual disk must be rebuilt
using Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Storage Management. When the rebuild operation is completed, the virtual disk status
changes from Degraded to Ready. For a description of the rebuild function, see Storage Management at dell.com/support/
manuals.

WARNING: Found virtual disks that are failed

This warning message is displayed when at least one virtual disk is in a Failed state and Pause if Failed is set to ON at the BIOS
Configuration Utility (<Ctrl><R>).
The following message is displayed after the warning is displayed: --- Press <Enter> to continue, or <Ctrl><R> to enter setup --- .
Press <Enter> to allow the operating system to continue its boot, or press <Ctrl><R> to enter into the BIOS Configuration Utility
(<Ctrl><R>) to investigate the cause of the Failed virtual disk.
NOTE: A boot virtual disk that is in a Failed state prevents the operating system from booting.
To investigate the cause, check for the following:
Determine if a single or multiple physical disks in a non-redundant virtual disk have failed. If yes, data is lost. Recover the lost
data from a backup storage source.
Determine if two or more physical disks in a redundant virtual disk have failed. If yes, data is lost. Recover the lost data from a
backup storage source.
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