I have a MAJOR problem!
The RAID 5 Array on my own PC has failed!! and i need to save the DATA!
Here is the background.
XFX 780i Motherboard running Nvidia RAID
1x WD raptor as primary ( working fine)
4x 750GB WD SATA in RAID 5 Array as secondary data storage ( not working)
last week my PC froze. i rebooted and it froze again.
it turned out an update i installed caused a problem with a component of Vista. so i ran a system restore and went back a few days a whalla! fixed..
but... with all the rebooting the Nvidia raid developed a problem.
it showed 3 logical drives instead of the 1 logical drive it should.
i read on an nvidia forum that this can happen with nvidia raids, and followed the procedure of deleting the raid, recreating and NOT clearing the MBR.
I have had to do this once before and it worked then. so i figured this would work again...
when the PC rebooted i had one physical drive, but 2 logical dirves.
one that was 47Gb and one that was the 2045Gb of the rest of the drive.
i need to somehow recombine the two logical drives and recreate the MBR? to show 1 drive and then use a recovery wizard to recover the data i need......
the only problem, i dont know how to create a new MBR? set the physical parameters of the Logical drive ( so that i only have one) and then peform the recovery.
i have tried to recover files using filerecovery with out doing this and the data seems fragmented, all pictures i pull bakc are broken and all word docs are garbage.
i need help!!!!
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