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#1 moselbee

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 06:54 PM

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I have a 1TB External hard drive, sea gate,I ran the seagate tools...Short and long test past, SMART Test won't run... Under disk management it shows the drive as 100% free and RAW... It has 2 partitions on it, one I can access one the other is "corrupt" and wants me to format... I know what has happened and I know there is a LOT of backed up data on it....

I am asking if there is a way to "repair" it or allow me to access the drive to at least move everything to a different drive then reformat...

It was backing info up using PUP from a problem laptop and the PC powered down... (because it won't charge and the power cord came out of the laptop) and this in my opinion is how or why this external drive got this way... I can't do a chk dsk bc it is RAW, I can't open the files..

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 11:25 PM

RAW means trouble IMO. Especially on interrupted data transfers.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 01:28 AM

Yeah I get that part, but how can I fix it??... :-(

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 02:02 PM

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

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

You might look at:

TestDisk - Recoveery Software - http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
Testdisk Instructions - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic377698.html/page__st__15
TestDisk Step By Step - CGSecurity - http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step

I believe that I've seen some claim that it can "repair" RAW volumes, although I don't believe so myself...I've never tried it/used it.

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