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Windows 7: HDD partition is NTFS in PC but RAW outside

19 Apr 2017   #1
oneerc

Vista
 
 
HDD partition is NTFS in PC but RAW outside

My HDD is showing as a healthy boot NTFS drive while it is in the computer but RAW when hooked up as an external drive. I found this out when I tried to image the HDD and wasn't able to boot from the cloned drive and then noticed it was RAW and then noticed the original drive was RAW too when taken out of the PC.

This all started because I noticed that Acronis true image was making an image of the entire 250 GB drive rather than just the 40GB that were being used. So I thought maybe the HDD was bad and tried to clone it instead to a known good HDD. That's when I saw the cloned HDD fail to boot and noticed the RAW partition.


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19 Apr 2017   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Raw means it's lost the partition table you need specific partition recovery software there is lots of free software
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19 Apr 2017   #3
PimpleMaze

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

is the HDD part of a raid setup?
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