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OK, I was fiddling about with my SAS RAID1. Was trying to install windows 7 on a new array I had just made and stupidly chose to format the SAS drives using the windows 7 installation tool.

Yes, pretty stupid. I even ignored the warning about loosing critical information

Well, it's done now.

So, now, when I try to boot from it, I get the message:

"BOOTMGR is missing!"
(ctrl+alt+del to restart)

Have I deleted necessary files on the SAS drives?
Would a firmware update fix this?
Sheesh, I guess I need to stop fiddling
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Before you freak out about lost data on the SAS RAID-1 array, unplug the drives. I'm fairly certain that the Windows setup format is only a quick format. You could use a tool such as EASEUS Data Recovery to recover the raw data.

That is, get Windows 7 set up on the other array, and then plug in those other drives, and then use the utility. I'm sure other people have other suggestions for RAW data recovery.

About your other problem, launch System Recovery from the Windows 7 DVD.

Reference this article (for Vista, but should be similar for 7)

(I'm assuming you don't have a floppy disk inserted and you have boot-from-floppy enabled)
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