Data Recovery Options?
by MPoort - 3/7/13 8:55 AM
I need to recover data from a Dell NT Server 4.0 (SP6) system that has a blown container. The system has a RAID 5 (5+1 hot swap) with SCSI drives and NTFS, and a functioning CD-ROM and floppy drive. The system can see the RAID controller and boots to the point where it tries to read the boot sector, then stops at the usual F1 (try again) / F2 (go to BIOS) options. The SCSI Select utility (to examine the container, create a new one, etc) does not show any container.
I have tried Spinrite 6.0, which essentially ignores the container and re-writes data from bad sectors to good ones until the system is functional again; Spinrite couldn't even see the drives, so I assume at least two have failed. Does anyone have any ideas on software (or other recover options) that might enable me to recover a couple of 25MB files on the server?