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Windows 7: external drive HELP need please

21 Nov 2011   #31
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Did you try unplugging your keyboard and plugging it back in?


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21 Nov 2011   #32
writhziden

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Have you tried the partition recovery software in my previous post? It has been known to fix the RAW drive issue in Vista.
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21 Nov 2011   #33
writhziden

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Carl, please let us know the status of your problem. I have successfully duplicated your problem on an external drive, and recovered it using the partition recovery software Free Partition Recovery Software - Recover Deleted FAT/NTFS/Ext2/Ext3 Partition.
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21 Nov 2011   #34
carlnw1975

win 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Carl, please let us know the status of your problem. I have successfully duplicated your problem on an external drive, and recovered it using the partition recovery software Free Partition Recovery Software - Recover Deleted FAT/NTFS/Ext2/Ext3 Partition.
this doesn`t work on the drive i get message at the bottom saying `Dynamic disk,GPT disk and bad disk are not supported`
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21 Nov 2011   #35
writhziden

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Have you tried TestDisk? TestDisk Step By Step - CGSecurity
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21 Nov 2011   #36
writhziden

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TestDisk looks a bit complicated for the average user. You could try installing the partition recovery from Free Partition Recovery Software - MiniTool Partition Recovery is a Free Partition Recovery, Active Partition Recovery, Deleted Partition Recovery, Windows Partition Recovery, Disk Partition Recovery, NTFS Partition Recovery tool. and see if this helps. I tested this, and it seems like it is hanging during the scan process, but it actually is working. May take a couple hours to run on a large drive. Took about a half hour on my 40 GB drive. Just don't cancel during the scan if it looks like it is hanging because it is actually running.

Edit: Run the quick scan
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21 Nov 2011   #37
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Carl, I've checked a dozen or so forums on this issue (including the other one you posted in), and it seems that people helping tend to give up and the person in your spot ends up with a lost drive.

I just wanted you to know that I will stick with you and figure this out with you if I can.
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21 Nov 2011   #38
carlnw1975

win 7 64bit
 
 

trying that now mate, gonna take 14 hours to complete so will have to get back when its done. thanks for all your help so far
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21 Nov 2011   #39
carlnw1975

win 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Carl, I've checked a dozen or so forums on this issue (including the other one you posted in), and it seems that people helping tend to give up and the person in your spot ends up with a lost drive.

I just wanted you to know that I will stick with you and figure this out with you if I can.
thanks appreciate it
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21 Nov 2011   #40
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I'm still here too. I thought if we got a drive letter assigned, it would make it recognize the partition. Guess I was wrong. It appears writhziden is having better ideas than me. Hope it works, but I will be here and try to help if I can.
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