Drive F NTFS partition turned to RAW

December 18, 2010 at 11:37:28
Specs: Windows Vista
hello friends,
i am using vista,earlier i had a logical partition(c:) on my laptop where my os was installed.and on other partition(d:) which was system,active and primary my Bootsect.bak file was located.besides these there were 2 more logical partitions.unknowingly i moved Bootsect.bak from (d:) to (c:). becoz of this my (f:) partition which was ntfs now turned to raw..

what should i do now?
i have very critical data on that disk and i cant afford to loose it,plz help..


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#1
December 18, 2010 at 11:49:02
Bootsect.bak is just a backup file so deleting this should not have caused an issue.

There may have been some other cause which may have caused corruption of your partition.

Testdisk is usually quite good for this type of problem. Try it.
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Test...
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Test...

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#2
December 19, 2010 at 08:00:07
hello mosaddique...first of all thanks 2 u..
i tried testdisk , on performing quick search it shows the drive that windows was showing as raw(testdisk shows it as logical).But when i tried to find out files in that drive by selecting it and pressing p,nothing happens.what this means?what to do now?rest of my drives showing files they contain..
thanks in advance:)

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#3
December 19, 2010 at 09:37:58
Try using test disk to recover your partition table as it looks as though that may have been corrupted/lost.

TestDisk is powerful free data recovery software! It was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software, certain types of viruses or human error (such as accidentally deleting a Partition Table).

I have used it myself several times with very good results.

Knowing the original geometry (partitioning) of the HDD you are attempting to fix will be a distinct advantage.

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#4
December 19, 2010 at 10:02:46
hey mosaddique...
thanks buddy,thanks a lot,i recovered it using testdisk..yes it is really a powerful tool..)

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December 19, 2010 at 14:49:02
You are most welcome. Thank you for the feedback.

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