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Recovering Volume Set

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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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

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by Bill in Dallas In reply to Recovering Volume Set

Thanks, but I did not have enough info left to try this method.

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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

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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.

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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.

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by Bill in Dallas In reply to Recovering Volume Set

Thanks, I did just that but Ken Wolf had already suggested a company.

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