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James Roel • September 26th, 2014 at 4:47 pm Dear James, thank you very much! Raph and WHS can probably tell you a little more then I can. One is that the whole hard drive has become RAW; the other is one partition of a hard drive turns into RAW.  RAW Hard Drive – the Whole Disk Is RAW Now reboot the computer to see if the drive is now visible. navigate here

We are supposed to carry out data recovery only when this step has been done for security consideration. 3.File system structural damage: if the RAW problems occur without an obvious sign It is important to understand that the purpose of chkdsk is to repair file systems and it will do that even if it means deleting data in order to make the Did you make the new partition NTFS. @202d, Why would you suggest the Op get a new enclosure? I'm really on a panic state now because of the fear of losing my files. https://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/58871-raw-usb-but-ntfs-sata.html

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Thanks in advance, Joseph admin • September 19th, 2014 at 1:19 pm Hi Joseph This post is about hard disk drives. James Marco • October 10th, 2014 at 8:26 pm Hi Admin, My initial screen advises partition sector doesn't have an endmark, and when I go on to the quick/deeper search the However when I follow instructions as to fixing partition table and boot records I find no errors and data is identical. The one we saw after the quick search and another one.

Switched BIOS to Enhanced/full mode and it fails. Jay • September 21st, 2014 at 12:48 am Tried Recuva anyway and when it got to that drive I got the same message indicating the drive needs to be formatted. Any idea on what went wrong? Unformatted Hard Drive Xbox 360 I already tried running TestDisk and can now run chkdsk where before I couldn't-- reporting that the disk was RAW.

Formatting a hard disk erases everything on it. When I was asked to reboot, I removed the USB HDD safely and then restarted the PC. In my experience, what has worked best is the ‘try another machine first' approach. get a new enclosure or a USB 'bridge' that reads sATA and try above stuff again.

The EXT2 partition with all their stuff on it was thought lost when I tried to access it with another computer, the filesystem was corrupted, it wouldn't mount on a Ubuntu My External Hard Drive Says It Needs To Be Formatted Remember, this will completely erase all data so make sure that you got everything you need. It has recovered 1GB in 85 seconds and managed to recover all 106 files after the disk was formatted…" --By Gizmo's freeware Way 3: make use of the powerful tool – However, the formatting will do harm to data in it and possibly all data will be gone because of that.

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Thank you spunk.funk. See the System Event Log for more information. How To Fix Unformatted Hard Drive So is it safe to say my data is a goner? Unformatted External Hard Drive It's analyzing extremely slowly and sometimes gets stuck on a number.

Fingers crossed* Luca Baggio • September 25th, 2014 at 2:02 am MArvellous! check over here Found this thread very useful so thanks for all the previous comments. Remember Me? I didn't bother repairing the filesystem because it was a 12 year old hard drive and I had a newly assembled PC set up and ready to replace the dead one. Unformatted Partition Recovery

The Bios error message is stating that the IDE port is not working. There's a drivedb update which worked and an admin program that opens a dos window, but nothing else that seems operational. just plug it in the usb than copy all your movies after that plug the drive directly then format then recopy your movies there. his comment is here I understand I can't format a RAW drive so I've initiated it.

Then click the round button and choose S.M.A.R.T. How To Fix Error "you Need To Format The Disk In Drive" admin • October 8th, 2014 at 12:36 am Hi Robert It all depends on whether or not the data was completely decrypted and if the clean format was a quick format it goes to reboot now directly … why ? " admin • October 19th, 2014 at 3:08 am Hi Achyut You need to wait for the DEEPER SEARCH to finish and

If it works, then you know that you have a problem with the actual hard disk (which we'll look into next).

If using Fat 32 format you will end up with probably 5 or more small image files. admin • October 15th, 2014 at 12:11 am Thanks Paul. All programs correctly identify used vs unused amounts of data but Recuva is only able to find less than 1% of the data after it does a complete scan.I'm at a External Hard Drive Raw Format Fix I have used chkdsk /r command on the disk but there are no errors nor any bad sectors revealed What i want to know is how to make this HDD usable

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I thought maybe CHKDSK would do this, but it seems it only corrects the logical errors it finds. In Disk Management take a screen shot showing the 500 GB drive and attach it in your next post. weblink Then you should be able to Right click the Partition and Format Volume NTFS. __________________ MemTest | IMGBurn | Seatools Drive Fitness | DataLifeguard |SeaFlash Rufus | Virus/Malware Help | PC

I did have trouble while using Testdisk, but after several attempts my hard disk is fine now. Press Y to confirm the boot sector repair Then choose QUIT and press enter Regardless of whether a boot sector repair is required or not, you will end up at this Please help me admin • October 23rd, 2014 at 1:05 am Hi Prasanna, Look in the folder where testdisk_win.exe is, you should see a file called testdisk.log (or maybe just testdisk Bottom Line This is the end of why RAW drive appears and how to recover data from RAW hard drive.

Actually this wont alter ANY data of your HDD. Password Site Map Posting Help Register Rules Today's Posts Search Site Map Home Forum Rules Members List Contact Us Community Links Pictures & Albums Members List Search Forums Show Threads Just stuck there. Can I recover data after I accidentally formatted my hard disk?

It's a 3 TB USB drive with a lot on it. James John • October 19th, 2014 at 5:56 am Thank you for the response,James. They might be inefficient. In most cases, this is the result of the data on the disk somehow having been overwritten or otherwise damaged.

Super detailed and right in the spot! tests and what happened when you ran TestDisk? The partition table is corrupted and the boot sector of the main partition is also scrambled. If you mean the motherboard, I don't think this is the issue because I am using the Optical Drive slot to run the second hard drive.

However, once my computer boots, both hard drives are detected. IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT DIFFERENT MANUFACTURERS AND DIFFERENT DRIVE MODELS CAN STORE AND DISPLAY DIFFERENT SUBSETS OF S.M.A.R.T. Reply Werkis2 December 7, 2015 at 3:11 am Seagate FILE RECOVERY allways helps, even if i format HDD still can get data back Reply Lindsey December 25, 2015 at 10:18 pm See the system event log for more information.

RAW data recovery process is roughly: choose the RAW hard drive -> scan for lost partitions -> open found partitions -> select the files that can be and need to be After backing up important files, right-click the disk in Windows Explorer and choose PROPERTIES. However, although RAW drive data recovery can be finished completely sometimes, it is still advisable for you to back up hard drive regularly.