Can you attached a Server 2003 drive to a Windows7 machine and view the files stored on the drive?

I have a situation where someone has a Server running Windows Server 2003 and no backups.  The server will not boot so speculating either the power supply or the motherboard are defective.  They really do not need a full blown server so I was hoping that I could simply attach the drive to another PC using a USB dock and make the drive act like an external drive.  At that point simply copy the files that they need.  I have done this many times with Windows XP drives.  The only thing I see are two files and 10GB.  Went into the drive manager and sure enough it shows the full 80gb (76GB or something close) that I would expect.  Assuming Server 2003 is hiding the files.  Is there a way to view the individual files?  It was formatted using NTFS or at least the 10GB was.  

There are two identical drives and both show the same partition size and files so I am assuming it is set-up using RAID1.  
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lucius_theCommented:
When you open the drive in disk management, what type of partition do you get (is it a normal NTFS partition) ?
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MrGDAuthor Commented:
It show 10GD NTFS but show nothing for the remaining 60+ gigs that I would expect the OS and data to be stored.  
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MrGDAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the typos.  It should have stated "shows 10GB NTFS"  in the comment above.
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lucius_theCommented:
No problem on typos - I think I make more :)

Not sure what the problem is. The remaining 60 gigs may be another partition. Did you try to use some partition recovery tools to check wheather there is another partition, that Windows simply isn't seeing ?

I'd recommend Ontrack EasyRecovery software, used it many times to get data out from lost partitions, deletions, etc to check what's on the rest of the drive. Is something is there, EasyRecovery will likely find it. Download a free trial and give it a shot:
http://www.krollontrack.com/resource-library/free-downloads/
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Server is not hiding anything. It simply could not assign a drive letter to specific partition.
On Windows 7 right click on My Computer - Manage - Disk Management.
What do you see there? Take a screen shot and post it here.
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MrGDAuthor Commented:
OK see attached.  To eliminate that Windows 7 is doing anything unusual, I've acquired the following using Windows XP.  Exactly the same information.

 Server drive letter F
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Download this tool: www.recuva.com and scan with it this drive. Does it find your data?
The partition looks as formatted, this could your unbootable system problem.
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MrGDAuthor Commented:
Did a little more searching and noticed that someone had set quota on disc usage and thus the reason for only see 10MB when viewing the F drive.  Now when I view the F drive it shows the full 74.4 GB but still can not see the data.  I will download the tool mentioned above and get back with you.  Thanks.
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MrGDAuthor Commented:
I guess I should have double checked the work done.  Found the data.  Moral of story, double check the work done.

Thanks.  I will award points based based on valid responses or recommendations.  Thanks to all.
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