Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Minitool Partition Wizard asking for volume label

24 Dec 2016   #1
agag

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Minitool Partition Wizard asking for volume label

Hello.

My crazy cat ran and sat on my laptop then somehow when I realized it, my external HDD turned to FAT.
So I am trying to use Minitool Partition Wizard to convert it to NTFS. However, after i clicked Start the program ask for volume label. I ran the command prompt and I got the volume label for the drive. I click on minitool but it does not do anything. It just there. I cannot click on it. So what should I do?

Minitool Partition Wizard asking for volume label-capture.png




My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
24 Dec 2016   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum it's simpler to just open for prompt type convert d: /fs: ntfs
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2016   #3
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

^ I would really hesitate to do that without knowing whether the file system has really changed from NTFS to FAT32.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

24 Dec 2016   #4
agag

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
Welcome to the forum it's simpler to just open for prompt type convert d: /fs: ntfs
I tried that. The conversion failed because some bad sector of my HDD, I guess.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
^ I would really hesitate to do that without knowing whether the file system has really changed from NTFS to FAT32.
I checked my other HDD. It is NTFS, so with my little knowledge, that is where I got confidence, silly me.

So I tried fixing the error on my HDD using the same tool. I can finally access it now without converting it to NTFS but lost quite a number of files. Can't seem to find a free reliable recovery software yet.

Thank you so much for replying to me. Merry Christmas
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2016   #5
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Tell us how you fixed the error - what exactly you did
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2016   #6
agag

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I use Minitool Partition Wizard. I used Check File System then clicked on the Check and Fix Detected Error. It deleted quite a number of files that perhaps cause the error. After that I can finally access my HDD. So with my lack of knowledge in this, I am not sure what caused the error. I thought my cat did something that turned the HDD to FAT because I googled that HDD supposed to be NTFS or something because of the big files, which is why I tried to convert it to NTFS in the first place but failed to do so.

Perhaps it is best if you can share if you have any idea why. And if you know any free data recovery software that I can try?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2016   #7
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

This will not help you now, but in the future it will. You should always have an image of your HDD on hand so that you can just restore the image and you will be running again in 15 minutes. When this problem is corrected, go to Macrium Reflect Free It is a free download. You would want a different HDD to store you image on. You will not be sorry.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2016   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

He`s talking about his external drive, not windows.

I find it impossible that a cat sitting on a keyboard could turn an external drive from NTFS to Fat, there are too many steps that have to be done.

Partition Wizard IS partition recovery software.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2016   #9
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
He`s talking about his external drive, not windows.

I find it impossible that a cat sitting on a keyboard could turn an external drive from NTFS to Fat, there are too many steps that have to be done.

Partition Wizard IS partition recovery software.
Yes, I agree. The problem is not "Cat Related".
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2016   #10
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by agag View Post
.........Perhaps it is best if you can share if you have any idea why. And if you know any free data recovery software that I can try?
1. First of all I didn't believe the cat and bull story and that is why I wanted to stop you from converting it to NTFS as per samurai's advice. But you went ahead and tried. And further on with check disk - for what I/we don't know. You never mentioned any problem accessing the external HDD after your " cat changed it from NTFS to FAT32". Did you?

2. Check disk does not delete any valid files. "All that CHKDSK does is make sure that the directory or the listing of files on the disk refers to the correct files. In other words, CHKDSK verifies that all of the pieces are there, the data is structured properly, and that everything that Windows needs to maintain that file system is in its proper order."

"File system errors can come from any number of different places. The more common reasons for this are not shutting down Windows properly, experiencing a crash, or having the power removed while the system is running. Itís also possible that the hard disk could be in the process of failing."

"CHKDSK only tries to repair damage that has already been done. CHKDSK will force the file system to be in a correct and coherent state, and that may result in errors becoming visible in different ways, but this is only as a result of whatever damage had already occurred."

In view of what is stated above there is absolutely no point in recovering the damaged/lost data, IMO

Even if, you would have had better chances had your HDD been NTFS for people say Getdataback - a commercial software - can put together the orphoned clusters/fragments and recover some of the files . But that IMO is a hit and miss.

So all I would recommend now is that - if you have really lost some files - backup all the data in that external drive and then check its health with the manufacturer's Diagnostic/repair utility.

And as bigmck said always have a one to one backup of all your important data that you may not want to lose. ( apart from the system image.) Do not spill and then cry.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Minitool Partition Wizard asking for volume label




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
External HDD Not Showing Up on Minitool Partition Wizard
Hello everyone. I have a Transcend Storejet HDD which suddenly not working. I have checked Disk Management, it says unallocated, not initialized. After reading few suggestions on this forums, I downloaded the Minitool Partition Wizard and TestDisk. However my HDD did not show up on both program. Is...
Hardware & Devices
Accidentally delete volume and Wrong Use in Minitool Partition Wizard
Sorry for my bad english. I accidentally deleted volume disk in storage management (i'm using windows 7 Home). It's my primary storage, I saved everything in that partition. I'm looking for solution, and I found this thread ...
Backup and Restore
my partition wizard (minitool) has a surface error
i scanned my partition for surface error and there are 4 errors, therefore i cannot move/resize, actually i can make unallocated space but i cant add it to another partition how do i fix this error, what is this error virus?, what software do i need to fix this error does this only need...
Hardware & Devices
used MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition
Hi, I just used MiniTool Partition Wizard Home edition to Move/Resize my Primary hard drive. The final result is it has removed my "C" drive letter and the status is now "none" and of course I cannot boot up my vista laptop, any help would be gratefully received. I can boot with the minitool cd and...
General Discussion
Minitool Partition Wizard Failed To Load
Hi, I got this error "Minitool partition wizard failed to load disk access driver. Please try to launch Minitool Partition Wizard again". I have tried reinstalling and restarting to no avail. Any ideas ?
Software
Minitool Partition Wizard killed my Windows
Hi! I just tried the tool mentioned above to resize my partitions. I'm running W7x64 on a SATA drive and XP on IDE, so I can startup both depending on which disk I set as boot disk in my BIOS. So far things were running fine but ever since I tried to resize my Win7 partition to have more room...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:37.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App