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Drive D-> File System = RAW, I want to recover data

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#1 scroffa


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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:12 AM


A while ago I installed a DVD writer onto my machine and left the Master/Slave configuration
that the unit was set up for from the store. After installing, my D drive wasn't recognized by my computer.
It's a 250 G hard drive with stuff I want to recover.

When I click on the drive I get "Do you want to format it now?"
When I right click it and click properties I get "File System RAW"

I haven't written or erased any files to the drive. File system is NTFS.

Any help is appreciated. If you need more info, let me know.


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#2 hamluis



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Posted 08 March 2010 - 12:06 PM

There are all sorts of data-recovery programs, I only have links for two.

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File Recovery - Home - http://www.recuva.com/

GetDataBack - Data Recovery Software - http://runtime.org/data-recovery-software.htm


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Posted 08 March 2010 - 01:57 PM

Is the D drive on a separate ribbon altogether? If so make sure it is set to Master or put Slave and connect it to your primary IDE Controller as Slave and put the new CD-ROM as Master on its own cable.

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 06:03 PM

Thanks for the response, I thought I'd share my results.

I used GetDataBack to recover a 250 GB HD to a partitioned 1TB hard drive.

Due to circumstances, I was using USB1 and it took the computer 53 hours

to recover the files.

The recovery was 100% successful.

Again, thank you for your help. Much appreciated!


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Posted 18 March 2010 - 06:05 PM

Thank you for sharing your success story. :thumbsup:

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