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Windows 7: Windows 7 won't read my external HD. Format only...

07 Nov 2011   #11
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

It sounds as though the drive may have been corrupted or converted to RAW format.

Are you able to connect the drive to a different computer then use Recuva to get your data back?


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07 Nov 2011   #12
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Connect it via USB and see if it becomes visible again. If it shows up, then try recuva.
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07 Nov 2011   #13
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Yes but I would have expected that Windows would provide the user the prompt to initialize the disk when detecting a RAW drive???
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07 Nov 2011   #14
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Yes but I would have expected that Windows would provide the user the prompt to initialize the disk when detecting a RAW drive???
You're quite right, so it comes down to data corruption then.

You really need to get the drive hooked up to another computer and try Recuva.

Failing that, you could try a proprietary data recovery service, but that can be expensive.
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