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#1 JohnC_21

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 04:35 PM

I had an old 80GB USB external drive. I attached it and Windows would not open the drive, saying it had to be formatted. I opened Disk Management and it said the disk was RAW. I scanned the drive with Testdisk and a Partition Manager with no results. In fact Testdisk said the file system was damaged. For some reason the partition manager showed it as formatted NTFS with some data and I was a little concerned on what was on the drive.

 

I figured what do I have to lose so I booted my old computer with Ubuntu, attached the USB drive and low and behold it mounted the drive without a hiccup. I browsed the drive and only recycle bin/system restore data was on the disk so I launched Gparted, deleted the partition table and reformatted the drive. 

 

Moral of the story? If your disk shows RAW and Windows fails to open it give linux a try.  :)



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Posted 04 March 2017 - 07:03 PM

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 07:05 PM

Couldn't agree more, John. In fact the only stuff I ever known even Linux have problems with is if you've written a 'locked' ISO file to a disk. The only way round that is to dd the entire thing, because it's invariably 'read-only'.

 

 

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Couldn't agree more, John. In fact the only stuff I ever known even Linux have problems with is if you've written a 'locked' ISO file to a disk. The only way round that is to dd the entire thing, because it's invariably 'read-only'.

 

 

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 07:57 PM

It just leaves a smile on your face !

 

Well....it does on mine.


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Posted 05 March 2017 - 07:09 PM

Topic should be renamed ... "Go Linux"

 

Made my day.

 

Nice one John :thumbup2:

 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 11:35 AM

Linux the smart choice for smart people. :thumbsup:

 

Windows. :hysterical:


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