Recover an initialized drive on an Intel Motherboard Raid 1 array

In an attempt to initialize a pair of additional drives on a 18-month old Windows 2003 server with an Intel motherboard using Intel's built-in RAID configuration utility, the existing (Boot) drives were initialized instead, despite the new drives being selected. As soon as I knew what had happened, I removed the original drives. Although data is backed up, we have no image of the boot so it would have to be completely reinstalled, a major effort. Is there a way to recover the initialized drive? I use Handy Recover v.4.0 on desktops, but this may require a more advanced solution, if it can be done at all. I will not have the specific motherboard/RAID configuration versions available until 8am.
CranberryFogAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

ComputerTechieCommented:
You can try a program like GetDataBack for NTFS from http://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-software.htm

Since it was a Mirror Raid 1 there is a chance to recover that data.

There is a trial you can download and test to see if it can find the files needed.

CT
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
CranberryFogAuthor Commented:
I do not believe there was a solution to recover the drive itself but the recommended software saved 100% of data and made the whole recovery much easier. Thanks CT!
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Disaster Recovery

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.