Have (had) a Win2003 Dell Server on a RAID5. OS on C: partition and data on D:. Yes, I realize it was stupid to put the OS and the data on the same drive array... The OS isn't booting at all. I get through POST clean and then a BSOD with an immediate reboot. When I try to get in thru safe mode, the system reboots itself as well. All the checks say the drives are good and working. It's just a major OS glitch.
If boot to the Windows install CD, load the RAID controller drivers, and drop to the recovery console. I can get to D: and see the folders, but no surprise, I can not get into the folders. I get the access denied error.
Is there ANY way to get to the data on my D: at all? If I can, I will get an external USB2 hard drive and xcopy the data from the disabled server's D: to to the USB hard drive in recovery mode. Then wipe the server clean and rebuild from there.
Any takers!?!? There has GOT to be a way to get to this data. I refuse to believe I am dead in the H2O.
Thank you SO much for any help or advice on this one. I'd give 5,000 points on this one, but I'm limited to 500 and a huge thank you.