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Here's an easy question for an experienced export.

I have today tried to recover a Master Boot Record on 2003SBS R2 server from the secondary side of a windows 1 RAID.
I was unable to copy the NTLDR file from the Windows Disk to C:\ on the drive.
Running the map command from the prompt in the console revealed that none of the partitions on the drive have partition letters against them.

How to I re-establish the mapped drive letters so that I can use the recovering consol to copy the missing mbr files?
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1) Are you sure that the mirrored drives are still mirrored ?

2) Did you try removing  the mirror and just using the one good drive ?

3) If #2 works, you should be able to work until the other drive is repaired.

If there is damage on both, then you may need to do a repair install or use a data recovery program.

Do you have a full backup ?

I hope this helps !
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Thanks for your response

Drives are not still mirrored, primary drive was removed from mirror.
Booting from second drive comes up with missing ntldr, so cannot boot

System recovery does not work, as cannot copy from CD to C:\ drive because C:\drive does not exist
ie.. When running map command from prompt (recovery console) the drives are returned like
? \device\harddisk0\partition1
? \device\harddisk0\partition2
? \device\harddisk0\partition3

What I am wanting to know, is there anyway to map the partitions above to their appropriate letters?

Unfortunately no full backup, but I have been able to copy files onto another pc.

I am hedging my bets and have already started rebuilding windows from scratch.



 
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Due to time constraints I had to reload windows from scratch.
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