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Q: Raid 0 Problems and Essential Data Recovery solved

I would just like to revisit one of the posts from yesteryear Entitled Raid Problems and Essential Data Recovery I had a major problem with my HD discs after my motherboard blew When I replaced my motherboard due to the bios not being configured Data Raid Essential Problems 0 solved Recovery and to know how my Raid drives operated I thought I d lost it all - and so did everyone on these forums and my friends BUT after a little use of common sense and hope I got it all back and I did it all by myself Here s the basics I got a cheap IDE HD disc drive I stuck it into my motherboard as the master drive with my Raid ones as they were in the raid slots didn t matter which way round I installed Windows on the IDE drive I bought some software like Runtime Raid Reconstructor I ran that software It detected the Raid drives even though windows couldn t I asked it to perform a configuration test It completed the test and opened my drives I used an external drive to remove Raid 0 Problems and Essential Data Recovery solved all stored data off the Raid drives I eventually removed the IDE drive and formatted the Raid drives ready for a standard configuration and Windows Install I put all my files back Raid 0 Problems and Essential Data Recovery solved on to the Raid drives from my external JOB DONE Now I ain t no tech head right BUT I understood that the concept of openning Raid drives in RAID requires two bits of information Block size Drive priority ie which is first second Any Raid reconstruction software will work out through trail and error what the configuration is of your drives so you can get your data off This isn t a tech heads version of what to do but I was stuck for months last year thinking I d lost it all I of course won the battle and punched the air a fair number of times Hope this helps any of you out there in the troblesome Raid land nbsp
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A:RAID 0 problems and essential data recovery

I think they show up as one drive in 0.

Have you set the Bios for raid operation?
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Amazing, the case number the tech gave me, bogus.

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A:Solved: Two data recovery problems

you can buy cables to connect the device onto the USB
I would also try using UBUNTU - that way your not under windows control

boot from another Operating System

If you have another PC with a cdwriter and spare CD
goto and download the ISO

full details are here

click on the image "download ubuntu"
Select a location
then begin download
Save the file onto your PC – remember where you saved it – so you can find it again to create the image bootable CD.

You do NOT copy the ISO file onto a CD - you have to use the ISO to create a bootable CD
The CD creator software you have on the PC may have an option to create an image from an ISO
If not - use this free program

When the UBUNTU CD boots - you will see the following options
1) Try ubunto without any change to your computer
2) Install ubuntu
3) Check CD for defects
4) Test memory
5) Boot from first hard disk.

Use OPTION 1 "Try ubunto without any change to your computer" ONLY this option this will run from the CD and not install onto your harddrive - be careful, if you do install onto the PC - you will wipe the data and software OFF your hard drive.., so repeat only use option 1

Now you should see a UBUNTU desktop
This at least proves the main parts of the PC are working

you should see the USB or all the attached drives if you have connected to the PC again
Now you can copy the files to a new USB drive or onto the system hdd

recovery software
From a Elvandil Post
Here's a list. If the free ones don't see anything, forget the pay ones. I know Pandora is still around and has updated recovery software. And the other day, someone used the Disk Investigator at the bottom, which is meant to show you how much stuff is still on your drive after you thought you cleaned it, and they managed to get all their files back. Dr. Freeware is pretty new and updated not too long ago, with other useful tools, too.

Here's the list, anyway (I have more if you run out ):

Free recovery applications:

Dr. Freeware Boot CD (also has partition tool, drive cloner and imager)
DiskDigger & NTFSWalker
Pandora Recovery (Free for personal use)
Smart Data Recovery
Recover Files
Roadkil's Undelete
Free Undelete (NTFS only)
Softperfect File Recovery
ADRC Data Recovery Tools
Undelete Plus
Data Recovery
PCI File Recovery
Ultimate Data Recovery
Disk Investigator


O&O Disk Recovery
Paragon Mount Everything (Mounts any file system, CD/DVD burning, File Manager, Partitioner)
GetDataBack (For FAT or NTFS)
Ontrack EasyRecovery Pro
File Scavenger
Recover My Files
RecoverPlus Pro
Zero Assumption Recovery
[email protected] File Recovery
Final Recovery
Recover4All Professional
Easeus Data Recovery Wizard
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A:Data recovery on RAID auto rebuild on wrong HDD

This MAY work, it has worked a number of times on failed RAID systems, and also failed a couple of times;

Recuva - Features


This also MAY work;

It has worked a number of times on failed RAID systems and only failed once;

You want the download from the first column with "UNLIMITED" data recovery;

Free Partition Recovery Software - Recover Deleted FAT/NTFS/Ext2/Ext3 Partition.


These work, but cost money!

Once you have a virtual disc of the drive Don't do any operations on the drive itself; ( there is some freeware for this, you will have to search Google for it I don't have a link offhand), you can then try all sorts of things without endangering your data any further.

Also see here;



Regards....Mike Connor
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A:Is SATA RAID essential on a Gigabyte GA-8S661FXM-775 motherboard?

You can read about RAID here:

No it's not needed for the motherboard to function. Some motherboards have standard SATA ports and some RAID SATA ports.
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A:'Is application data' essential

Leave them alone unless you want problems.

One of the main reasons for a total backup to grow in size with each successive backup is the "System Restore" feature. It creates a new restore point everytime you install software , and adds that to the existing restore points. It can easily add several Gbytes if you have a large hard drive.

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A:RAID question: how can I renew the data in raid array?

I'm not sure what you want to do.. You want to copy something to the /dev/hdd disk (from another computer maybe) and then copy the data from /dev/hdd to the RAID array?

Since you are using RAID1 then it should be fairly simple.
You just simulate disk failure by removing /dev/hdd. You could do this by making the hdd drive hdc instead (jumper it to be the secondary master). Now you mount the "hdc" drive (that really was you hdd) and copy whatever you want to /dev/md0.
Since it's a RAID1 array then all the data that goes to md0 is written to hdb and when the /dev/hdd comes back the RAID is syned onto both disks again.

I'm not sure if that makes any sense to you. Can't be less obscure than your post though
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A:Slaving a hard drive for data recovery problems

Usually a clicking noise will mean a hardware failure. When it asks you to format the drive that points to a failure of the read/write heads. Running software on it isn't going to work and unless you have a clean room you aren't going to be able to recover the data yourself. Take it to a data recovery professional and they will perform a free diagnostic on the drive. That way you will know just how serious it is. I've had good experiences with a place called CBL data recovery. Good luck. JT.
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A:Solved: Windows recovery wont complete, blue screen & raid setup issue.
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A:Solved: Data recovery from DVD

There are many on the Web. Here's a free one: CD Recovery Toolbox

But I don't think you can retrieve the data if your CD has been formatted.
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A:Solved: Data recovery

I suspect that I can't just plug my new homemade EXHD into a USB port on another PC and drag and drop the files she wants into a new folder.Click to expand...

you should be able to - you may get a permissions error

I get over that by using UBUNTU
Running that on a PC from the CD only and then copy between the system HD and the USB HD

I have seen a post here recently to get around that windows access denied error - i'll try and find
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all the best and thx


PS Drive was created with windows XP Home

A:Solved: Data Recovery

I got bad news for you. Your hard drive is toast. Software isn't going to any good at this point. Two problems: 1. the drive is making noises. 2. it says "not formatted". That usually indicates a read/write head problem. You need to take your drive to a recovery lab to get your data. Try CBL data recovery, they do free diagnostics and will let you know what the costs will be.
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A:Solved: data recovery

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A:How do I stop RAID 1 and keep data?

Well, what you can do is make sure that you have all your IMPORTANT STUFF BACKED UP! Then when you go into the raid configuration utility, remove the current raid array, and then create a new one. Usually they will give you different options of what type of array to create. I would suggest a Raid 0, or if it gives you the option, allow it to configure the drives as "SINGLE" drives.
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A:Retrieving data from RAID 0

the pain of losing raid-0 ...

oh man, we all feel your pain :blackeye: you already know what SHOULD have been
so we'll not harass you on what would-should-could of.

you might TRY to move the pair to the new system to see if the BIOS would recognize
them. if so, there's a slim (~1% imo) chance that you just might get access.
it would mean getting new drivers installed, but that would be a JOY compared to
where you sit now.

Raid-0 is particularly difficult to relocate or recover as
there are multiple HDs required
the ORDER of cabling is important
the raid software drivers can be an issue
and that's before any media considerations, eg partition errors.

Hopefully, anyone with Raid-0 reading this thread will take this experience to heart
and take immediate steps to PRESERVE IMPORTANT DATA on the raid.
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go through the first steps on the OS load, you will get an option to format, and also to delete the partition table.

delete the partition on both drives, then reboot,
go to BIOS and enable RAID.
F10 to save and exit,
after the initial post screen, goto the RAID controller and setup the array.

save and exit and install your OS from there.
He also says that I may be able to do an image copy and then restore from that. Does anyone have any success with recreating a RAID-1 array from an image copy, and, if so, what image copy software did you use?

A:RAID-1 Recovery

I am confused as to what you are trying to do?? You have RAID 1 with 2 drives and one is bad? or you are trying to move your RAID 1 to 2 new drives? or New MB and want to move your RAID 1 to new MB???

Let me know? -WS
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A:Raid 5 Recovery

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A:RAID 5 recovery

In case anyone's interested. This thread traces the steps I went through to fix my problem:
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Can anyone give me any suggestions on the best way forward.

Thanks Peoples...................