I am using iRecover Professional v6 to recover data from a failed RAID 5 configuration: initially five 2TB Hitachi drives, one of the drives went bad and was RMAed, so four drives left to be scanned. The initial scan by iRecover was very
slow - similar to what this user
encountered - and took weeks(!) for it to finish. Thankfully, neither my PC nor iRecover died during that time and the scan was completed successfully. Needless to say, the very first thing I did after it finished the scan was save the ZAR file - in two different locations, no less, just to be sure.
I then began recovering my data; thankfully, iRecover was successful in retrieving most of my files so far, which was a big relief.
Unfortunately, my PC locked up before I'd finished retrieving all my data - no idea if it was iRecover or something else which caused the crash. After I rebooted and went back to iRecover, however, I found I couldn't load my ZAR file; instead I get this error message:
UNABLE TO CONTINUE:
Failed to match a parity member while loading
Unable to continue processing, program will now terminate.
Not a bug - data is probably beyond repair, or something is
I tried opening both copies of the ZAR file I'd made, without success. Obviously, considering how long it took the first time, I don't want to have to re-run the RAID scan - frankly, I'm not sure my PC would go without crashing for that long again.
Any suggestions for what I can do to get the ZAR file to open? Thanks a lot!