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Unable to access E:(RAW) Windows cannot format the partition.


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#1 chongtham

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 03:28 AM

HCL PC, Windows 7 Professional, Intel® Core™2 duo 3GHz, E8400, 4GB Ram

 

My desktop has an E drive partition which cannot be opened, it says "You need to format the disk"
#While trying to format it "Windows was unable to format the disk"
#Disk Management shows "E: 167.88 Raw, Healthy (Primary partition), Trying to access it shows "You need to format the disk" cancelling it shows "E:\ not accessible, data error (cyclic redundency check)
#Tried error checking under properties\tools of E drive- windows cannot access the disk.
#Tried formating the E: as administrator in CMD formating complete till 100% and it shows error.

Any help to recover my E: will be highly appreciated.



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#2 hamluis

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 04:32 PM

FWIW:

 

What is RAW file system - http://www.raw-file-system.com/

 

RAW Hard Drive - http://html5.litten.com/how-to-fix-external-disk-drive-suddenly-became-raw/

 

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