troubleshooting Question

Cannot rebuild a raid-1 array?  Recovery Possible?

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Storage HardwareWindows XP
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Hey Guys:

My computer is setup with a Raid-1 array.  One of the drives dropped off.  So I went into the raid utility to rebuild it.  I hit the rebuild button and nothing happened.  When I looked at the drives in the case, the sata infomation cable slipped off the drive.  I turned off the computer, re-attached the cable and rebooted.  The computer sees the drives as it's booting up, but, just goes past the raid utility.  It won't enter it.  Then when it gets to Windows, it says, "Disk Boot Failure.  Please insert a system disk...."  

All the settings are correct in the Bios.  I spoke with Giga-byte IT personell and they said to re-install Windows and use the repair feature to save the files and programs on the drive.  

When I try this, Windows says it doesn't see any hard drives connected.  Please make sure your cables are attached and try again.  Press F3 to finish.

Ideally I would like to be able to re-build the drives.  If not, recovering my pictures and a few other items is my goal.

Thanks,

jwmghf

Windows XP Pro, Gigabyte GA-8KNXP rev. 2 mobo,  Intel Pentium 3.4 Extreme,
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