we have a Dell poweredge T410 server which has 4 hard drives (2 sets of Raid 1) and today it seemed to reboot itself and now wont load windows server 2003. I spoke to Dell and they said it looks like the issue is related to the Raid controllers - 2 of the hard drives are showing as foreign under the RAID configuation utility and looks like we need to clear the 2 foreign drives and re-import the configuation data. However before we proceed with this im concerned we may loose some date on the system drive (drive C) - Dell also said this might happen. So what i would like to do if possible is recovery some key files (mainly the most recent SQL backup + log files). So intially I tried to boot of from a symantec system recovery 2011 bootable CD which has a program that allows you to browse the computers local hard drives & allows copying to an external USB hard drive.
However when I tried this the system drive (drive C:) does not show up, only drive E (extra data) and the CD drive. Is there any way in which i can recover some data on drive C?, any programes that may help or is it likely the data lost on 1 or 2 of the drives.