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#1 forca1

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 05:19 PM

Hello! i have a serious problem...

i was uninstalling an antivirus program, which made windows xp (sp3) restart itself.
by doing so windows made a restore point. during the boot-up windows stuck to a black screen
and i assumed it's because BIOS messed up the order of my boot-hdds, so i quickly disconnected the
external USB harddrive (which i also assumed was listed as the first boot-hdd).
the boot-up then continued (i didnt need to restart, so my previous assumptions were right)
and windows started normally. but when i tried to access my external drive it gave me an error

" J:\ not accessible. the disk structure is corrupt and unreadable. "

the disk was only holding back-up data (files) and was using NTFS. in the disk manager it now says RAW.

what can i do to get NTFS back on my external harddrive without loosing the files?

btw, restoring prior to the uninstall gives me the following msg

"changes made to drive J:\ cannot be reversed because the drive was either excluded from System restore
monitoring, or was turned off, or removed. "

please help

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 05:42 PM

Not solutions or recommendations...just random links I have stored:

RAW Volume (Quietman) - http://www.theeldergeek.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=36698

CHKDSK error message - The type of the filesystem is RAW - http://www.z-a-recovery.com/art-raw-filesystem.htm

What is this Raw File System - http://blogs.technet.com/ganand/archive/20...ile-system.aspx

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