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Raid failure, and inability to progress to next step: Need immediate help!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by TiberLifeGenius, Feb 14, 2015.

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    TiberLifeGenius Thread Starter

    Feb 14, 2015
    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU X 990 @ 3.47GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 44 Stepping 2
    Processor Count: 12
    RAM: 24567 Mb
    Graphics Card: Quadro 5010M 2GB
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 106836 MB, Free - 53078 MB; D: Total - 99 MB, Free - 25 MB; E: Total - 359999 MB, Free - 38428 MB;
    Motherboard: CLEVO CO., X7200
    Antivirus: Bitdefender 1015
    Update Feb 13th 11:10pm

    I've been booting to Windows 8 PE [a special version with lots of utilities]
    and I've twice backed up the RAID array, and both have apparently failed.

    The first:
    I used ReclaiMe Free Raid Recovery: and it made a copy of my recovered RAID array, and I put it on a 500gb SATA drive:
    but the drive image didn't boot correctly: it was missing a windows logo when it booted, and it had 2 users: Admin and [my name] but neither would boot right.
    The admin would boot up, but showed a blank desktop and failed completely. The [my name] normally has a fingerprint access, which was unavailable, and wouldn't even accept characters into the password field. It was a dead end.

    The second: I used DiskInternals Raid Recovery 3.1, and it did a [complicated] raid analysis for me: I think I did the right thing by taking a 448gb Raid array file, and exporting it to a .dsk file: That was the size of my RAID array, of 2 disks -- it should have been everything.

    Here's where things are complicated, and where I'm stuck:
    -The .dsk file was opened, and all it said inside was that it had a file called STORAGE.
    -I found 2 programs that opened .dsk files, only 1 worked: WinImage: and I used to to clone the entire .dsk image to the SATA array:
    This completed around 1 hour ago --- but the raid 0 array did not boot, and the disk does not have any files on it. After 4 hours of data transfer, and moving the .dsk file to my Raid 0 array:
    My raid 0 array currently says this: 447 GB -- Unallocated. I am almost completely certain the .dsk image was successful: so what do I do now?

    What do I do now, with my .dsk image transferred to the 2 HDs in Raid 0 -- how do I recover my file system, and once again make it a bootable OS again?
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