I have a Windows 8 PC, where the D Drive is a RAID 1 array, using the onboard RAID. About a week ago, I updated the BIOS, which inadvertently switched my ATA mode from RAID to AHCI (hence breaking RAID). I didn't notice right away since Windows did not assigned a drive letter to the other disk. I attributed the boot up failures to the UEFI update, and Windows was able to self correct the problem.
Once I found the problem, I went into the UEFI, changed ATA back to RAID. The Intel management software showed that the disks were syncing, but it apparently caused corruption in the NTFS partition. I have lost about a week's worth of data in my Access file, and my backup software (iDrive), has not been backing up my data as I thought it was. My last successful backup of my Access database was about 2 weeks ago.
Is there anyway of recovering my Access database? I tried using recuva, but it was run against the RAID array, which showed no recently deleted files. I might send the hard drives to one of those hard drive recovery companies, but am hoping that there is a cheaper solution available.
Any ideas what I can do to resolve this issue?