Recover data on RAID 0 config lost when CMOS batt died
Posted on 2008-06-24
I recently was working on building a rig and the case was too small so I moved the DFI into the smaller case--same hard drives, same cpu, etc. I just took out a tv tuner, modem, and sound card for the new system.
In a simple case swap, it seems that the CMOS battery must have died because my settings were all reset and I think I lost my RAID controller setup as well. I was running 2-160 SATAs in a RAID 0 and now with the system not seeing the RAID, I can't access my data. The drives are still intact and have not been changed, but I want to know if I can reset up the controller w/o losing the data. 95% of the data is already backed up but I have some personal pics on the desktop I'd like to save it at all possible. I don't have another 2 free drives so I don't know if that RAID Reconstructor would help here. I'm taking as many suggestions as I can get before I have to break down and buy the software before knowing whether or not it'd help me.
If anyone can help me out, I'll greatly appreciate it. Because I really want to recover my data, I'll assign this as a 500pt question.