Hard Drive Not Recognized / RAW Format?
Posted on 2004-08-19
I’m working on a Dell Latitude C610 Laptop. It’s a second-hand machine that came with Win XP Professional SP1. It has been working fine for several months until the other day.
During the boot, the computer is unable to locate the Hard Drive (Device 0). I put together a Win XP boot CD (BartsPE) that includes a GUI interface and some disk utilities. When attempting to run the Check Disk, it reports it cannot run because the drive C is RAW format.
This is curious problem of which I’d like to know my options to resolve. I should add the drive does click and spin repetitively at startup. I realize it’s easy to respond saying “the drive is hosed”, but I’m not sold on that just yet. Also, I should highlight each utility I’ve used does not recognize the physical drive. Which I guess goes back to my previous statement about the Drive being hosed. My hope is that the noise I’m hearing is the drive attempting to be read? in which case the computer does recognize it?
Is there a utility I can include on the startup CD that will read RAW format?