One of my drives in raid0 crashed and fortunately I had windows 7 x64 backup activated and running daily.
After recreating the array with the remaining drives, I tried to restore from the external usb drive but it didn't work.
Apparently the problem is that I had been running "file backup" and not "image backup". Probably because when I configured backup for the first time, it asked to back up all my drives which was not possible and not needed so didn't check the image backup button.
Now the backup set is visible only from within windows (I set Windows 7 again up) but NOT from the restore part of Windows 7 setup / recovery disk.
Files inside the backup set are not .vhd but zipfiles.
All my c: drive files actually ARE inside the backup set, but running restore will restore all the crap folders (like c:\nvidia) EXCEPT from the system folders like c:\windows, c:\program files (and x86), c:\programdata etc
I know it is a FUS now.
Any way to restore these? I am thinking of the possibility of somehow restoring all the files and running windows repair on top of this to actually make c:\drive bootable again....
Oh, forgot to say that my users folder is not affected as I had moved it to d:\ but this presents the additional challange of being able to actually make the system see the users folder....
Sorry for the long post but you know how frustrating it is when you messed up your system...