Can't boot into Windows, Raid problem?

Alienware M17x
September 8, 2010 at 20:09:32
Specs: Windows 7, Core i7 820 / 8gb ram
I reformatted one of my hard drives when installing Os X on my Alienware, not realizing it was a raid configuration. I reformatted my second hard drive which I believe was empty. Now I have reformatted it back to NTFS, but I cannot access my windows installation. I am not familiar with Raid setups, and have no idea what I need to do to either access the drive to get my files off of it, or boot into that drive again. I believe it was a raid 0 setup.

How can I go about putting my drives back to how they should be so I can access my windows installation, and all of my files?

I need the files on the windows 7 drive, or to be able to boot back into the drive.


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September 8, 2010 at 20:19:35
You can try restoring with testdisk. Not sure it will work with RAID0. Be sure to read all the documentation before attempting to use. Get it at the link below.

You should always maintain at least two copies of all date you want to keep. If you manage to restore the RAID 0 array I suggest you heed that warning. Good luck.

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