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Windows 2008 server hard disk failure

My hard disk on the server has crash.  The OS hard disk is the one that has crashed.  I have setup a raid 5 setup on the server.  How can I get back the data that was on the other drive.  I remove all the drives and plugged it on an XP PC to retrieve the data but I cannot see any data on the drives and also does not show a NTFS Partition.  I am very much in need of the data. Please advice my on how i can get the data back.  I am wondering why the server did indicate that the drives where about to fail.  Also I am not sure on which hard the data was kept.  How will I  come to know on which drive the data was Kept.
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Did a single drive fail in the RAID or did the whole raid become corrupted?  With RAID-5 all the drives make the virtual drive and it can handle a single failure.  You should not attempt to connect individual files to other computer because that could lead to further corruptions.  

Typically your RAID5 controller has a limited set of features to attempt to mount a drive even with limited corruption.  Have you tried the RAID controller (typically accessible at BIOS boot time)
If your RAID is still OK and you just need to access that data, then you need to install another drive in the server and install the OS on it.  The RAID drive should stay with the (or similar) RAID controller.
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