I had an Array failure that caused the lss of the boot partition on the array. I can still see the array, but it is not recognized as NTFS and a drive is not assigned at boot.

I had an array crash which corrupted my Boot partition.  I can see the partition in Diskpart but it is not recognized as NTFS and no drive letter is assigned at boot.  Is there a way to retrieve the partition.  I thought FIXMBR might work, but it seems to have no effect.  I obviously do not want to delete the partition and format.  It is currently a dynamic NTFS partition.
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Daniel KlineSr. SharePoint DeveloperAsked:
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Hi dankline,

try fixboot

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Daniel KlineSr. SharePoint DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks Jay,  I tried that already.  Because the drive was not recognized as NTFS or FAT it was not scanned by fixboot.  I found a copy of my Ghost CD and it has partition software on it.  I was able to reset the drive type designators using it.  I still can't boot it, but at least I can access it now and it is assigned a letter at boot time.  I think I still need to fix NTLDR which was corrucpted in the process.  It was a curious event.  There was a service that was installed in my local settings temp directory that was something like QYLSTB.  I had to delete it and clean up the registry (which wasn't easy because it installed as a legacy service.  Before I got rid of it, it had taken out another server.  It appears that somehow the service was mirroring the drives on one array to another, thus taking out both servers.  It was a bumpy ride, but I think I have it.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
glad you were able to fix things my friend - sorry i wasnt more of a help but it doesnt look like you needed it anyway :)
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