Sharepoint recovery from failed drive

I have a failed hard drive from a SBS 2003 install. We had some Sharepoint data on there we need to get back but the backups were corrupted during the same incident the drives failed. I can however, recover data fromr the drives.

So how can I recover the Sharepoint data to a new SBS install? Same platform and same server/domain name.

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you will need to be able to recover the following files from the C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$SharePoint\Data folder
    * STS_Config.mdf
    * STS_Config_log.ldf
    * STS_Servername_1.mdf
    * STS_Servername_1_log.ldf

You then stop SQL, paste those in the same folder on the new instance and restart SQL again.

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If you can't get that to work, you can also try using the DocAve 4.5 trial from AvePoint. I believe the recovery manager portion is free and unlimited.  

I have used DocAve 5 on MOSS 2007 extensively and have been very happy with the results.
underIceAuthor Commented:
Thanks, I'll give this a shot and let you know. Thinking about it more I think I have to make sure the Sharepoint versions match up.
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underIceAuthor Commented:
When I did the swap you suggested and tried company web again I get:

Cannot connect to the configuration database. For tips on troubleshooting this error, search for article 823287...

Any idea what that means?
underIceAuthor Commented:
This is what I see in the event veiwer:

Unable to connect to the database STS_Config on servername\SharePoint.  Check the database connection information and make sure that the database server is running.

The STS_Config.mdf and the STS_Config_log.ldf are present in the MSSQL$SHAREPOINT\Data folder...
underIceAuthor Commented:
I was able to get the database loaded, thanks!
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