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Restoring My computer


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willytel

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Ok this my sound like an unusual question but here it goes..... One of my Raid 0 drives is reporting an eminant failure. Using Windows XP Pro full backup wizard I was able to backup all my files and system info. At least the procedure went fine and the computer validated the data. When I replace the drive I will loose everything because of the way RAID 0 operates. Now I have a computer that has 2 hard drive and no system (can't boot up). How do I recover from the backup files that I have created which should bring me back to were I was before the hard drive began to fail? How do I run Windows XP recover full system wizard? Thanks in advance.

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You'll need to replace the hard drive, rebuild the array, reinstall Windows on it then use the software from in that. This is the major flaw with the XP Pro backup software - it only runs in Windows. Ideally you would use something like Norton Ghost, with which you simply replace the drive, rebuild the array and ghost it back.
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Thanks Neil, I'll try that.
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