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Lost partition table on RAID-0 array. All data still there. All NTFS partitions. How do I rewrite?

Last Modified: 2013-11-30
I have two WD Caviar SE16 500Gb HDs in a RAID-0 array (onboard MB controller, MS is a Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H). There are NTFS partitions on it but the partition table is gone. I have attached another HD and installed XP on it to try DiskInternals Partition Recovery 2.9 but that seems to only allow me to recovery files from those paritions. What I want to do is simply rewrite the partition table.

I know I have the following partitions:
1) NTFS  97.65 GB  starting sector 63 (label BOOT)
2) Swap  5.00 GB  starting sector 204796620
3) NTFS  512.00 GB  starting sector 215287065 (label LARGE)
4) NTFS  316.86 GB  starting sector 1289023470 (label BACKUP)

Is there any further information I need to reconstruct the partition table, and what utility/utilities should I use to do that? Links to tutorials if available would be gratefully received.
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Thank you noxcho! I will keep that in mind for the moment - I'm on a bit of a tight budget at the moment and I am wondering if there are any freeware utilities that might do the same thing?

In fact if someone can point me to a site with detailed info on how this can be done, I could even do it manually - especially since I know the locations, sizes and starting sectors of all the partitions I need to recover. Is it just a matter of repopulating the partition table? If so, is there a utility that will let me do that manually on a RAID-0 drive?


OK I just found the following link


which lists quite a few freeware utilities that help to restore deleted partitions. I had tried to search on this before but didn't know that the common terminology was "undeleting" a partition rather than restoring, recovering, reconstructing etc! Google search for [undelete partition freeware] should solve my problem. I am at work at the moment and will try these utilities this evening. Will keep this open until then just in case these don't work with RAID-0 drives!
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