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Windows 7: HDD Raw

18 May 2016   #1
recycler

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit SP1
 
 
HDD Raw

Hi Jumanji

I am addressing this post to you (with respect to your fellow advisers) since you are the person i had all contact with regarding my disc problems.I finally got around to performing the recovery of my data from my Iomega HDD.it was a fairly successful exercise since i seem to have most of the important stuff intact.there were some losses but thankfully nothing serious.having said all that i noticed that the drive used for saving the recovered data is showing the contents "bar"(in computer) as red instead of the regular blue.i can access all files etc and it shows in device manager and discmanager as normal.i am curious to know why this happens.as regards the Iomega "raw" drive what's to do next.will it be usable or is there a process to follow.

i would like to take this opportunity to thank you most sincerely for your kindness,patience and endless giving of your vast knowledge.it is very much appreciated,but then that's how this forum works so well.good luck to you always and advise me if you can on those issues above.

kudos

recycler


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18 May 2016   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

How much free space do you have on the drive you saved your data on?
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19 May 2016   #3
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by recycler View Post
Hi Jumanji

I am addressing this post to you (with respect to your fellow advisers) since you are the person i had all contact with regarding my disc problems.I finally got around to performing the recovery of my data from my Iomega HDD.it was a fairly successful exercise since i seem to have most of the important stuff intact.there were some losses but thankfully nothing serious.having said all that i noticed that the drive used for saving the recovered data is showing the contents "bar"(in computer) as red instead of the regular blue.i can access all files etc and it shows in device manager and discmanager as normal.i am curious to know why this happens.as regards the Iomega "raw" drive what's to do next.will it be usable or is there a process to follow.

i would like to take this opportunity to thank you most sincerely for your kindness,patience and endless giving of your vast knowledge.it is very much appreciated,but then that's how this forum works so well.good luck to you always and advise me if you can on those issues above.

kudos

recycler
Thanks for your appreciation.

Glad that you could recover most of the data.

As Layback Bear has rightly queried, if the free space on any HDD is less than 10%, the HDD content bar may show RED (alert ) . See this thread HDD Red Indicator Bar

As for the Iomega external HDD is concerned, whatever data you lost was the data in bad sectors. You are well advised to discard the HDD rather than trying to repair/reuse it. Once bitten, twice shy.

If you are interested in doing further research, check out this tut, How To Test The Health Of Your HDD Drive and then draw your own conclusions.
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19 May 2016   #4
recycler

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit SP1
 
 

hi to the forum

my thanks to LaybackBear and Jumanji for your replies regarding drive colour.i feel a little silly now since i should have known.believe it or not i did actually come across this before. many thanks also for all your advice on my HDD Raw problems.i was really impressed with "lupu 528" also.
good luck guys with all your problem solving and thanks again sincerely for solving mine which i will mark solved.

kudos

recycler
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20 May 2016   #5
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

( You did a good job with Lucid Puppy. I thought you will get stuck somewhere and come back on it. )
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