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unable to boot windows partition -how do I convert raw to ntfs withoutlosing da

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#1 greatdeals_007


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Posted 19 January 2014 - 01:09 PM

I am unable to boot from my windows partition. after spending hours I finally figured out it must have something to do with the partition.

windows bootmanager and system recovery window show 0 MB for this partition. diskpark and list volume is showing this drive is formatted as RAW not NTFS.

Can someone help me figure out how to convert RAW to NTF without losing my data. tried using easus and mini partition manager. might try ubuntu

can you help me figure out how to convert easily so I can get my system up and not lose any data?

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#2 dc3


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 11:39 AM

There is no way to convert RAW to NTFS without losing data.  You need to recover your data and save it to a removable form of media, like a flash drive, CD or DVD, external hdd, etc.  To do this I would suggest using Recuva.  You can find a good tutorial for using Recuva here.


Once you have recovered your data you can format the partition and set the file system to NTFS and then reinstall your data.

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 11:23 AM

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



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