how to convert raw to ntfs in portable hard d

September 7, 2011 at 11:17:53
Specs: Windows XP
I have 500 GB Cgate portable HD

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September 7, 2011 at 11:43:23
Assuming that you haven't dropped the external drive and damaged it, and that you have not replaced the hard drive inside the external drive with a new drive which has no data on it, you probably damaged the data on the drive yourself by NOT using Safely Remove Hardware to STOP accessing the drive BEFORE you unplugged it while Windows was running, and that's why it's presently being detected as having a RAW (unallocated) partition.
If you don't want to lose data that you know was already on the external drive, your problem can usually be fixed by you using certain programs to fix the data damage.

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If you have replaced the hard drive inside the external enclosure with a new one, new hard drives have no data on them. You must go to Disk Management in Windows and make at least one partition on the drive, in order for the partition(s) on the drive to show up in My Computer and Windows Explorer, .
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Hard drives that are inside external drives that came with the external drive are always already software partitioned and formatted when you get the external drive.
The partition(s) on the drive show(s) up in My Computer and Windows Explorer, even before you have placed any data on the external drive yourself.
If the external drive is plugged into a USB port or ports it can actually get 500ma from, there are only a few reasons why you would have the situation where the partition(s) would NOT show up in My Computer and Windows Explorer...
- the most common is you probably damaged the data on the drive yourself by NOT using Safely Remove Hardware to STOP accessing the drive BEFORE you unplugged it while Windows was running,
- or, much less lilkely, the hard drive inside the external enclosure is damaged and/or defective, or the circuits of the external enclosure are damaged and/or defective, most often because the external drive was dropped.


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