Vista won't boot - what HDD drivers do I need?

  spras 20:25 19 Feb 2009
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After simply replacing a SATA cable (I needed a corner-ended one for another PC) the CMOS in my PC reset itself. I've only just set up a RAID array (mirroring) so being inexperienced I booted up anyway, realising this wasn't working I had to go reset the 2 SATA ports to RAID. Then Vista wouldn't boot. Then I had BIOS post beeps, which I've now fixed by swapping out my gfx card for a spare (No clue why the normal one just packed up). Vista still does not boot, so I've put in my Vista CD and clicked Repair. It says it's tried to repair my startup options, then it said it can't save them. It can't see my RAID Vista boot partition, seemingly becuase it doesn't have the correct drivers. What drivers do I actually need?

Mobo: Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe
Hard disk: Seagate Barracuda 500GB (x2, RAID mirroring)

This is rather catastrophic for me becuase all my data is on those disks and isn't backed up (I set up this RAID array so I could release my old disk to store backups and to make sure I wouldn't have a problem if a disk packed up but I've had nothing but grief since starting this!), fortunately it's all on different partitions from my Vista install so if I have to re-install windows it is more hassle and not so much a disaster, but you can see why I am treading carefully towards this issue

  RFB 21:12 19 Feb 2009

I could not get my sata drive to boot because the motherboard needed sata drivers which were on the install disc which were not accessible I bought an ide to sata adapter (£6 Ebay)
I you have an ide port, might get your files back again?
Good luck.

RFB

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