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  1.    22 Apr 2017 #51
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squibbler View Post
    I just tested boot up of this flash drive on my desktop as per original instructions and it seemed to work, bringing up a number of files. However, none of them appear to be called HDTune or Speccy. I shut down.

    i now have another really serious issue. I shut down as I say, removed the stick, and I now cannot boot up my desktop at all it says missing operating system I checked F2 on bootup and it is set to the hard drive.

    I have not yet done my backups Has the flash drive removed my operating system? I didn't run any of the software on it

    I just tried booting from the stick again and now it is not booting up at all.. it says press any key to boot from flash drive and then I get the windows logo and then nothing - blank screen!

    HElp!
    No. It hasn't. Let me see if I can get us some help on the RAID issue.
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  2.    22 Apr 2017 #52
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    Is data retrievable if raid drives die?
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  3.    22 Apr 2017 #53
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squibbler View Post
    Is data retrievable if raid drives die?
    Hi Squibbler, I am far from an expert on Raid but I am somewhat familiar with it. Do you know if you were in Raid 0 or Raid 1?
    There is nothing that booting from the USB would have done to cause your problem you are having now.
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  4.    22 Apr 2017 #54
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    When you booted into the USB, did you change your boot options in BIOS? If you did, go back and put it just like it was before you changed it.
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  5.    22 Apr 2017 #55
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    I believe it was Raid 0

    no I actually didn't change the boot options today when I tried the stick , it was set to hard disk raid 0 as first option, then the cd/ DVD and third was USB stick... but it obviously bypassed the first two and went with the stick.

    what is odd though, is the stick won't boot now to a screen showing files either after that first successful attempt. Now I get the windows logo for a few seconds followed by a blank screen

    my disks are not making strange noises, I believe that is a good thing regarding retrieval chances
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  6.    22 Apr 2017 #56
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    In BIOS do you have the option for hard disk raid 0 ? If so set that as your first boot device.

    Have you done any backups or images of your system? If you are in Raid 0 and lost a hard drive, I know of no way to recover your data. This is one of the problems with running Raid 0.
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  7.    22 Apr 2017 #57
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    No the option appears to have gone.. it used to say raid and now it says sata.. there is no raid option now, I checked.
    i have been really lax on backups/ images...last one was embarrassingly win 7 in 2013.. i was actually going to do one tomorrow .. we do back up photos etc to an external drive but I haven't been good at backing up email folders. I also have some genealogy documents I have paid for which I held electronically on there and should have backed up.
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  8.    22 Apr 2017 #58
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    Could it be the disc controllers and not the disks that went? I am wondering if I can get the data professionally retrieved
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  9.    22 Apr 2017 #59
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    A professional recovery is a possibility. I am not sure though with Raid. However, it would cost several thousand dollars usually for a professional Data recovery option.

    Do you show both hard drives in bios or just one?
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  10.    22 Apr 2017 #60
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    Just one I think

    we have a pc store here called PC world say they do disk recovery ..I guess I need to enquire.. they are a big chain
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