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file system in HD suddenly converted to RAW from NTFS

I have the same problem as pmsr2828 11/29/2004

I have tried using two of the tools mentioned. However, despite a lot of activity by these tools no files are shown as recovered or capable of being recovered. I am at a loss as to how to proceed from here? Help please.

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>> same problem as pmsr2828 <<  Here is the link if anyone needs it:
www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Q_21223546.html

jkner:
Which programs did you try?
Diskpart and Testdisk?

If it says "no files are shown as recovered or capable of being recovered", you might be out of luck.   : (

More tools here:
http://crazyone.tekmasters.com/datarecovery.html




Run one of these, and see if thay show anything:

Disk Investigator (freeware):
http://www.theabsolute.net/sware/dskinv.html

or:
http://www.x-ways.net/winhex/forensics.html 
Download link on there for Eval version


Even more things to check out.

- ULTIMATE BOOT CD
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

It's amazing. A bootable cd with a great compilation of utilities and recovery apps including various versions of DOS and linux, a few DOS AVs, HD utilities, etc.


Knoppix:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Knoppix&spell=1

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jknerAuthor Commented:
To everyone - many thanks for your help. I tried again with the tools mentioned. My internal hard disks are NTFS. I originally tried using the tools recommended, on the asumption that the problem external USB drive was also NTFS. In playing around, I discovered that the file system was FAT32 and using the tools recommended I have recovered all of my files. I have then formatted the USB drive (200 gig) in the NTFS format and all is A OK.
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Good to hear.   : )
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rindiCommented:
jkner,

No comment has been added to this question in more than 21 days, so it is now classified as abandoned..
I will leave the following recommendation for this question in the Cleanup topic area:
Accept: coral47

Any objections should be posted here in the next 4 days. After that time, the question will be closed.


Rindi
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Thank you much.    : )
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