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Windows 7: I cleared MBR by accident on raid0. How to save data?

16 Sep 2012   #31

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Sweet - ty, I'll try that. I'm out of blank DVDs... thank you 24hr CVS.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2012   #32

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Well that did not work. I burned the .iso that Golden recommended and attempted a repair from the Win 7 installation disk. The repair fails with the same boot sector problem.

I went to the command prompt from the repair GUI after the failure and ran:
chkdsk / r c: which appears to run fine
bootrec /fixboot (as well as the other switches) which don't seem to fix anything.

After doing that, I try to boot normally and the system blue screens immediately after the windows logo starts with the error:
unmountable_boot_volume (only able to see that by using the "don't reboot on error" option at F8)

One thing to mention: At the repair menu, it does find a windows 7 installation, but it's on drive e: and not c: ? I'm perplexed by that...

Perhaps I'll try to boot into "mini Windows XP" from Hiren's bootCD and run the disk manager to have a look at what it can see?

Otherwise, any other ideas, I feel close - but for all I know the RAID is just totally hosed.

I've fiddled with the active partitions and I've fiddled with fixing mbr's on the partitions, so I could be all messed up now. Drive 0 seems to have 3 partitions, 2 small ones, and then a large one. I'm not sure which one should be the active and which one needs the mbr for windows 7.

Ty much!
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 I cleared MBR by accident on raid0. How to save data?

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