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    Recovering Volume Set

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    by bill in dallas ·

    A client had a NT4 Server crash and I had to reformat and reinstall. Of course, someone had lost the ERD and I forgot that he had a volume set on that PC. The PC was not being used as a server, so I elected to reinstall Workststion. And to add finalinsult to injury, the client realizes that a backup would be great but he just hasn’t not gotten around to it yet. OOPS

    Now of course it will not recognize the volume set. I have other installations of NT Server in that office, but of course, they will not recognize the volume set since it was not created on that box.

    Do I have alternatives besides ritual suicide? Any technique available that would not cost a fortune to recover the data?

    Help.

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    • #3546577

      Recovering Volume Set

      by dklippert ·

      In reply to Recovering Volume Set

      You might try crossing your fingers and/or spitting in the corner of the room. Data?s probably lost, but take a look at these articles. Type the Q number in the search box of technet.microsoft.com.

      Recovering NTFS Boot Sector on NTFS Partitions
      Q153973
      Drive in Volume Set Is Missing After You Use Repair Process

      Q246799
      FTedit.exe: What You Can and Can’t Use It For

      Q149927

      Use Ftedit.exe to Recover Fault Tolerant Disk Configuration

      Q131658

    • #3546528

      Recovering Volume Set

      by ken wolf ·

      In reply to Recovering Volume Set

      Have you looked into drive recovery software? Not to endorse a particular product, I have used RecoverNT and has worked for me. Check out this site for more information
      http://www.lc-tech.com/RecoverNT.asp
      Hope this url didn’t wrap and you cancut and paste.
      Good Luck!
      Ken

      • #3440825

        Recovering Volume Set

        by bill in dallas ·

        In reply to Recovering Volume Set

        I had to give in and try this method. The trial version demonstrated that the product works and I elected to invest in this software. The tech support people at LC Technologies could not have been nicer and I was able to recover most of my data (maybe 95% or so). It is a time consuming process, but it worked.

    • #3548527

      Recovering Volume Set

      by bhrdwh ·

      In reply to Recovering Volume Set

      Unless you buy recovery tools & use them, I dont see any other way to recover the lost volume.

    • #3440823

      Recovering Volume Set

      by bill in dallas ·

      In reply to Recovering Volume Set

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