I have a Windows 2003 Server machine, using the built in software RAID-1 support with two SATA drives.
If the 2nd drives fails (that is, when I pull out the drive connector) everything works perfectly, but when the first drive is missing the system won't boot.
I understand you can create a "fault tolerance" floppy and use that for booting into the secondary drive but floppy disks and drives tend to have a very short lifespan in out dusty server room (I know server rooms aren't supposed to be dusty, but it's a construction problem and can't be fixed).
Is there any way to boot into the secondary drive of a Windows 2003 software RAID-1 array without using a floppy?
1) the servers are not brand name servers, the disks where unformatted before I installed Windows 2003 Server
2) connecting the secondary disk to the primary controller didn't work