I read this post, and saw similar in other places. Sadly, the first post does not mention that the RST program will start initializing the RAID once the O.S. boots.
In my case, I have a RAID 5 array that comprises of 5 drives. I deleted the RAID, and then recreated it as mentioned here. When the machine came up, RST said, initializing raid. I stopped it at 1%
So, the question is, was I too late? Perhaps 1 of the 5 drives was being initialized, and the other 4 are ok? What does the initialization do? Does it destroy all of the data on the drive?
Also, I am currently using Test Disk to identify partitions. It seems to find the partition on one drive right off. I am searching a second drive, but it is going to take a long time. A couple of questions here, if I find the proper partion on one disk, would the partition be the same on all disks? Also, what kidn of partiton does the Intel ICH10 create - Intel partion, but I see NTFS as a choice too? I am not sure what the difference would be. Sorry to be such a nooblette.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.