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HD switching and subsequent RAID and BSOD failure

Q: HD switching and subsequent RAID and BSOD failure

This may well be the longest story of a failing computer you ve ever seen It started well over half a year ago and my Dell Dimension has been giving and and switching subsequent RAID failure BSOD HD me agony ever since Excuse me about all the detail in this I am clueless as to what the problem is so I included everything My computer use to give me grief by going to the dreaded BSOD on random occasions I was less computer literate at the time so I thought nothing of them A few months down the line an icon pops up and subsequently reappeared every other hour the HD switching and subsequent RAID and BSOD failure computer was on saying that there is a S M A R T event occurring on my Western Digital HD specs not important as you will see later I follow the icon to the Intel Storage Management system and it tells me that the HD is working fine I carry on gaming and general time wasting paying no attention to the S M A R T event the blue screens were still coming thick and fast My tolerance grew thin however and I started asking my computer-knowledgeable friends what on earth was going on - they simply said my computer was screwed and I had no chance in hell My computer also began to make a very disturbing noise it sounded like a loose fan case vibrating inside my computer so I simply blew into the fan vent at the right angle and intensity and the noise subsided for a few precious minutes pardon my ignorance What I didn t realise then that I have now is that the fan was part of the PSU no spec at hand sorry I decided to buy a new HD and see if the S M A R T events disappeared I bought a new SATA Hitachi HD rpm GB that seemed perfectly suitable my old WD HD was SATA also When I opened the computer and took out the old HD there were bubble-marks on the plastic cover - I presume that they were evidence of heat damage Ignoring this I did the following plugged the new HD into SATA port with my old one in SATA port turned it on in the BIOS booted the computer on USB CD Rom partitioned and formatted the new HD and installed Win XP I switched the old HD with the new HD so that the ports were now respectively and got the computer running After entering all the details to personalise the computer I tried to copy my old data across to my new HD I encountered a problem that caused copying to stop something about msfi line terminating - not the actual name but it had m but managed to get some important data across in small chunks as soon as I tried to copy it across in one go it got pissy I began to use the computer properly again for about or days when the BSODs came back again I decided hoping that it the easiest answer was the right one that I should remove the old HD I took it out sealed it in a plastic bag and turned it off in the BIOS I now have the new Hitachi HD in SATA port - hasn t been moved since the install I turn the computer on and it works a treat Few months down the line few days ago and I hit the series of random BSODs again This time the computer reboots and says that it has just recovered and I quote from a serious error I report it an option that came up and it comes up with a Microsoft website that says that there is a problem with my RAID controller Correct me if I m wrong but I thought that RAID was a configuration that dealt with multiple drives as a single drive I have one drive in there I followed a link to Intel Corporation website and tried to download the latest driver for the RAID controller It downloaded it tried to install but as soon as the bar hit a message pops up and says that my system doesn t meet the minimum system requirements after already entering Win XP as my OS I give up and decide to chill out after surfing for about mins I find that there is a Win XP service pack that I haven t downloaded I download it install it and everything is normal I say normal but what I mean is that five minutes later I am hit with another BSOD This time I uninstall the RAID controller reinstall and update the drivers all through the use of device manager I thought this would fix it but no I kept living with it for the next few days up till now and I have just been hit with consecutive BSODs in the space of mins of on time I decided that since I had no need for RAID that there was something wrong with the BIOS settings making it seem like that there was another HD or something I stumble across an option for driver configuration That gave me roughly the following options forgive me I am using my laptop as my computer is frozen trying to format a partition all will come clear RAID or AHCI RAID or ATA Combine PATA SATA I recognised the SATA and the RAID and thought that I could fix the problem by changing it to the combine option the factory default is the first one - RAID or AHCI It comes up with a message saying that it may cause the need to reinstall the OS I rummage around and after mins with the OS install disk in my hand I click save exit The computer reboots gets past the POST hits the Win XP loading screen and BSODS I reboot hit F to change the boot sequence to CDROM chose repair XP it finishes I reboot and it hasn t worked I figure that it needs to be a proper install so I try again all the previous steps but I hit install instead of repair It says that I already have that OS on that HD so I decide to partition another space to install it on there My computer is currently frozen on the formatting screen NTFS formatting after I partitioned - not the Quick option if you are wondering at One bit of information BIOS event logs state the error I experience when loading up the computer after changing to the Combine option in the BIOS is a Keyboard error I changed keyboard using the same PS slot and same error I didn t think it would fix it but it was worth a try Right Am I missing something glaringly obvious Am I doing something stupid How do I get re install an OS without installing two on the same HD Should I buy a new computer I m about to manually turn off my computer when it s formatting a partition so please feel free to flame me because of my stupidity in your following posts Thank-you for your patience and concentration nbsp

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A: HD switching and subsequent RAID and BSOD failure

Try installing a new power supply before you give up
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A:Primary Hard Disk Failure, Press F1 to Resume


When I plug in just one or two of the HDD + the DVD drive, the computer boots fine. When I plug in three HDD + DVD drive, failure! Do I perhaps need to upgrade my power supply?
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Kind regards,

A:Windows 8.1 cannot find RAID array

Why not use the RAID card as more sata ports and then use windows to make your RAID array? I've never used a controller but im sure that it would work for that purpose.
just go on youtube and find a video on how to setup RAID in windows 8. I know its possible for windows 7 to im pretty sure 8.1 will have it
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Thank you again

A:Raid card

If you're going to go RAID don't do it with the cheapest RAID controller money can buy. I can almost guarantee you won't have a great experience if you do. I've never seen a good $10 RAID controller before (unless times have really changed) and the controller you linked only has 2 SATA ports so you won't be setting up RAID10. RAID10 requires at minimum 4 drives.

nevermind - upon closer inspection it does have 4 SATA ports - but I still think if you're going to go with a RAID controller you should get a higher quality one than this.
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A:RAID error?

I found this in a google search

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A:Need Help Getting Out Of The Raid Setup

If u are only going to have one drive for the OS u need the raid turned off. just make sure to install programs on the other D: drive.
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A:Setting up RAID 1 on already running OS drive

Hey there, pioneerx01!

Unfortunately, you can't convert a single drive into a RAID array without data loss. At least one sector will be overwritten, which will cause problems because the file system and partition information will not be correct anymore. This will lead to a lot of annoying notifications and very unpleasant problems.
However, I believe there's a chance to create RAID arrays while keeping the data but I'd strongly advise against it.
The best way to deal with this is the safe way - back up your data and properly create the RAID 1 array.

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A:Possible Raid Formation, Second Hard Drive Not Recognized

What shows up in the Disk Manager vs the Device manager?
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A:NTLDR is missing. Hard Drive Failure.

Trobles86 said:

I also hooked up the hard disk to my laptop with a hard disk adapter and got the same results.Click to expand...

If you have access to another PC or laptop then you can connect the hard drive in to that machine and get the files you wanted to recover from your hard drive in there.
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A:Moving single C: drive to Raid-0


Or create image of the SSD, then apply it to the raid partition.
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A:Damaged GPT on Raid 5 array

Please note that anything you try to do now can cause more damage.

Give TestDisk a try. its free opensource software free data recovery software! It was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software: certain types of viruses or human error (such as accidentally deleting a Partition Table). Partition table recovery using TestDisk is really easy.
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A:How do I turn off raid mode on a Dell Precision T5400

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A:Switching information from PC to PC

Doctor Gallop said:

I am using a very old and slow MPC computer running Windows XP.
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Thanks guys.Click to expand...

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I don't know if you could use TeamViewer for that or not .
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A:"Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password” even with correct credentials

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A:Switching to Intel

The 8350 is more than enough. The i7 could gain you a few frames per second (FPS) depending on the game (somewhere from 5 FPS to as much as 15 FPS). I would keep the 8350 until more attractive CPU options come out like Haswell-E or the next generation of AMD FX CPUs or even the 5th generation of Intel's i7.

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A:Motherboard failure issue on Dell Optiplex 980

Dell Optiplex 980 Lights 134 on no screen

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A:Hybrid RAID, 1 or 2 disk redundant

Just to be clear, your asking about one array Raid 1 (with two disks in it) versus two arrays of Raid 1 with two disks each.
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A:CPU damage after fan failure?

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A:Upgrading Memory Failure HP G42-365LA Notebook

One of the stick of ram maybe bad. Try them each one at a time.
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Why is it 47C? What are the SMART errors causing it to say 'caution'?
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A:PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

The message

pxe-61: media failureClick to expand...

is telling you that

the CD has nothing mounted which is bootable
the HD has nothing that is bootable
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A:HDD error "1720-SMART hard drive detects imminent failure attribute failed: #83" ... failing?

The fundamentals still apply:

for every partition ?X?
chkdsk ?X? /f /r​
The /R will remap bad sectors in an effort to avoid future I/o errors.

a} fix all partitions
b} get the SMART data and save it for reverence (it will not be reset to zero by chkdsk)
c} view the SMART data every day
d} look for increasing statistics

PLAN on getting a new HDD asap
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Check the specs of the failed hd (ie make/model) online to verify *IF* yours is hot pluggable - - you should match the specs
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Creative idea, but my guess is that it likely not possible.
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I have now got all of them RMA'd without a problem.

OCZ was kind enough to swap the Vertex2 to an Agility 3.
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A:New hard drive installation failure

Perhaps it isn't the hd that needed replacing.

(need some background/details before any real help can be given)
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As long as the RAID is still rebuilding, leave it alone! The last thing you want to do is lose all that data, unless you have one hell of a backup, my advise is leave it alone to rebuild. If it's a production fileserver server, try to get users off of it for as long as possible, don't use it if you can at all help it, let it rebuild - which may not happen until the weekend.
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Is this possible and if so, please can someone advise me on how to swap them.


A:RAID drives into new system?

You can transfer the RAID drives as new ones if you properly configure your BIOS using the motherboard's manual.
But that is not so easy if you have an OS installed on them. But here's an excellent guide.
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A:Hard drive failure -- just making sure!

It appears your hard drive is dead or damaged. Install a new hard drive, and run your reinstall. You should have no problems. But count on a long time for downloading updates using Microsoft Update.
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Because of the destruction of the hard drive factories in Thailand, laptop memory is priced very high right now... you will pay closer to $100 or more, rather than your hoped for $60.

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A:Is RAID 0 applicable to SSDs?

Is RAID 0 applicable to SSDs?Click to expand...

Of course - - - but WHY?
There will be no real advantage with Raid-0 on a SSD implementation.
An HDD has three timeing factors (move the head, wait for the rotation, transfer the data)
and the SSD only has the latter. The whole advantage of Raid-0 is to not wait for the
first two time - - Q.E.D, not viable on SSD.
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Anything Techspot brothers?

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Check it with another SATA lead, and on another SATA port. Also try it on another machine to confirm first.

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Hodsocks said:

My question is can I get my RAID back without reloading my software again?Click to expand...
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Cheers and thanks,



Broken73 said:

Hey all,

Am in a little bit of a pickle here. Had a machine running the Asus A8N SLI Deluxe motherboard. Well as it goes my Southbridge chipset fan died and as a result, my PC dies as well.. My issue is I was running my Hard Disks in a raid configuration (Stripping), but unless I can get a replacement board, or this one fixed (both unlikely). I do not have any idea how to get my data off these disks. Was hoping someone might have a creative way for me to do this, though I think I am just SOL.

Cheers and thanks,

PhilClick to expand...

You need to plug those drives into another computer with RAID 0 configuration. The configuration must be the same as before or it won't work. You need a motherboard that uses the same RAID ROM as your old motherboard though.Then take the data off the drives.
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A:Repeating hard disk failure

adikus said:

making noise like when under high activity, sometimes it makes click sound - same it makes when i shut down computer), and also random drops in its speed(sometimes resulting in OS freezing for 2 secs) and a there is also SMART notice in the POST.Click to expand...

Not good but clearly a definitive indication of HD error(s).

I would be really thankful to any advice into future.Click to expand...

Is your fan operating? Have you blown out all the dust?

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A:Help setting RAID 0 configuration w/ SSDs

EXCellR8 said:

I have two Intel X25-M solid state disks (80GB) that I want to stripe and use as my OS drive.Click to expand...

DON'T - - Even Microsoft does not like that option - - the boot drive should not be Raid-X says MS.
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Hello year old Jason here a week ago a lightning storm was brewing near my neighborhood and the power outages all went off when it went back on my computer became very dysfunctional When I press the power button on the computer I get lead into windows loading Computer power failure session and they give me options on how to run my pc Safe Mode Safe Mode with Networking Safe Mode with Command Prompt Last Known Configuration your most recent settings that worked Start Windows NormallyClick to expand Computer power failure Unfortunately none of these options actually work once I select one of the option my PC just restarts and goes back to this option however I can go into my BIOS system setup Is there anything I can do to fix my computer Here s my system information Bios Information Version Build Date Processor Type AMD Phenom tm Triple-Core Processor Speed MHz Count System Memory Installed Size MB Usable Size I m on a temporary laptop please don t expect me to be a computer guru I require assistance because I know nothing of computers but I can follow instructions nbsp

A:Computer power failure

Jason, did you have your system connected through a power surge protector? Do you have any friends who have tech knowledge that can use a digital multimeter to test your power supply?
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A:USB port failure Dell Dimension c521

OK, follow this guide and look for the mouse drivers and delete all of them, then reboot the PC and it should reinstall the mouse driver.
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A:Yes another disk boot failure, but about a DVD driver installation attempt

It is spelled DVD ROM, DVD RAM or CD/DVD drive. Are both the DVD and the hard drive IDE (Big 40 wire flat cable)? If you can't boot with the DVD drive connected, check to see that both the IDE Hard drive and the IDE DVD drive's jumpers are set in the CS (cable select) position. You can set the IDE hard drive to (M)Master and the IDE DVD drive to (S)Slave. They can not be the same, except when setting to both drives to CS. The giant box is the power supply. You can buy Molex 4-pin to SATA power connectors...
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A:Server 2008 not recognizing RAID

Would appreciate any input on this subject matter. We're still trying to figure it out before having to order a new raid card and scrubbing this one. Thanks!
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A:RAID cards, PCI and PCIe, best option?

Here are options I've been looking at.

Syba PCI Express SATA II 4 x Ports RAID Controller Card SY-PEX40008

Adaptec RAID 1430SA - Storage controller (RAID) - 4 Channel - SATA-300 low profile - 300 MBps - RAID 0, 1, 10, JBOD - PCI Express x4

SYBA SY-PCI40026 PCI Low Profile SATA II (3.0Gb/s) Controller Card

Adaptec 2240900-R 1430SA PCI Express X4 4-Port SATA 3GBS Low-profile Host RAID ControllerClick to expand...

Adaptec has been the leader for decades and using the CARD avoids the 'fake-raid' software implementation. One big advantage is the card completes the operation without the assistance of the CPU.

Once you opt for the raid-controller card, you (imo) really ought to go with
SCSI attached devices which give you hotplug support and dynamic raid recovery.[x]

Be carefull: Even Microsoft does not recommend attempting to boot from a Raid.
Raid is a server function to avoid a single point of failure, and even with Raid-1 or Raid-10, you still need a backup system.

[x]The NAS Raid-x is frequently SCSI internally for these reasons
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"Dumping physical memory".

When i restarted my laptop all the light were on but nothing came on screen. I don't know what to do.......Please help me........!!!!

I know this happened because of incomplete upgradation of bios but what should i do not?

A:Sony Vaio VGN-FS515b doesn't start after BSOD

The motherboards bios is corrupt. You may be able to correct this if you can pull the CMOS battery and reconnect it. Otherwise the motherboard will have to be replaced
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Have a "pxe-e61: media test failure, check cable" error on a toshiba satelitte L455-S5975, Windows 7

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- BIOS does identify both HDD & CD/DVD drives.
- CD/DVD drive was working correctly right before the old HDD failed.

What else can I do?


A:"Pxe-e61: media test failure" error help

Go into your Bios and see if Network is in the boot order and disable it. Then try to boot again and post back what happens.
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I have an ASUS M4A79XTD EVO board which had 2 drives setup in RAID1, I replaced one of the drives after a failure but can't seem to rebuild the RAID. The raid software shows one drive as RAID LD-1 and the other as a single drive, both drives are 320GB SATA drives from western digital. I can't seem to find a way of rebuilding the RAID.
If I delete the existing RAID and setup a new one will I lose all the data on the original RAID disc?

A:RAID 1 rebuild

yes. The raid should resync on the new mirror upon rebooting
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A:RAID 0 set problems

Well i tryed a bit around but no real success so far.
Isn't there anyone out there who has an idea what's going on?
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A:Windows XP RAID 3

Even Microsoft does not recommend Raid-X for the boot drive - - use RAID only on a secondary media.

No, you can not take one portion of a Raid Array and move it elsewhere, even if it came from a Raid-1 (mirror). Raid has its own filesystem and will not mount on another system unless
the new system has the same raid controller
and has the exact same onboard chip-set (ie the drivers would be different)
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First time posting blush Situation I have two hard drives main drive Seagate GB w windows xp and second drive WD TB blank Without backing up the main drive ops i went ahead and enabled RAID on both drives and created a RAID volume KB strip Size TB GB NOTE the RAID volume size is only showing the exact space of the TB excluding the GB drive After realizing that I needed to create a backup image of my main drive to use RAID with an existing drive I m left with the quot Operating System Not Found quot message RAID volume disks deleting to RAID non-RAID issue - restore Question If I Delete RAID Volume which is based on the size from the blank TB drive will both drives become available as non-RAID disks and keep the original data on the GB main drive and be able to run windows again I m using software RAID through Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM v I understood that quot Resetting the drives to Non-Raid quot will cause all data on the disk to be lost so this isn t the approach that RAID issue - deleting RAID volume to restore non-RAID disks I ll be taking til I find a solution to backup my data However from reading the quot Delete RAID Volume quot option it listed Deleting a volume will destroy the volume data on the drive s and cause any member disks to become available as non-RAID disks so knowing that the RAID Volume is blank then maybe trying this will be the answer When using the Microsoft Recovery Console in RAID mode attached w both drives logically there isn t any directories files found At the moment I m seeing if I can find any data in the MR Console with RAID disabled and accessing only the main drive Just wondering if Knoppix or Data recovery softwares can backup the data Thanks to anyone taking the time to read my post nbsp

A:RAID issue - deleting RAID volume to restore non-RAID disks

sadly, there's no way to do what you want without an existing backup.

Look at it this way;
A disk has a container ~ the partition.
The partition as a structure ~ the filesystem (eg NTFS, FAT32, RAID).
We put our data into the structure.

When we create backups, we are getting only the data itself (unless you use an image program like Ghost or Acronis where you get all three).

Deleting the RAID will give back the two independent HDs, but also breaks the structure so that the data becomes in accessible.
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Help Required History gt I Asus failure access P5s800-vm BIOS have recently upgraged my asus motherboard from to meg DDR All worked great then I attempted to upgrade the video card from the existing PCI onboard to a AGP Sparkle Geforce FX DDR Followed the install instructions and was able to view the new AGP card specs at boot up Used windows XP sp for that evening and continued using all my existing browsers and utilities Downloaded the latest NVIDIA Asus P5s800-vm BIOS access failure drivers for the card all OK Shut system down last evening routine Today I can t get windows to inteface with the graphic card Upon startup I see sata primary not found and sata secondary not found but I can t enter the bios to reset the I O Tried the cmos reset and the lithium battery pull method but still can t access the bios to check the PCI AGP setting or the clock settings On reboot there is power and sound the keyboard CD drive monitor all illuminate I get short beeps and then loose the windows xp boot I won t give to a computer interface device box quot Dan Starke The Good Guy s Fox TV quot DH nbsp

A:Asus P5s800-vm BIOS access failure

The beep code you have means that the system timer is inoperable which indicates that your motherboard has failed.

All I can suggest is that you remove the new card and see if the system will then boot up.