I had a computer running Vista, has RAID 1 (Mirroring RAID), but after I haven't used it for a couple of months because I got a new computer, it had problems booting up.
Sometimes it simply won't boot up. One time it boot up, but it was very slow in responding to the mouse. The hard drive is 300GB mirrored, and have only about 2GB free space.
Is it best to just copy everything in its hard disk and try some more (such as scandisk, create a 30GB partition, and install Win 7)
Is booting up Ubuntu 10.04 on this computer (using CD-R or DVD-R) and then mount the C: drive and an external drive, and copy everything over to the external drive one of the best ways to back up the content in this computer?
What other best methods are there? thanks.