converting raw to ntfs

September 22, 2010 at 13:34:34
Specs: Windows XP
switched my external on and it will not open, just wants to format, go into properties and it has turned into a raw file?????

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September 22, 2010 at 14:08:15
... have you tried another usb port? perhaps even rebooting with the drive hooked up!


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September 22, 2010 at 14:56:56
you can't convert raw to ntfs. you have to partition first.

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September 22, 2010 at 18:00:46
If it was formated , try 'testdisk' advanced option-boot record 'not sure of exact wording'. Be sure to read the Docs first.

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September 23, 2010 at 06:05:15
As TopFarmer suggested, testdisk may be able to fix your corrupted partition. The usual reason for that to happen is improper removal of the drive. You should always use the safely remove option in Windows before disconnecting an external drive.

Get testdisk at the link below. Be sure to read all the tutuorials before using.

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