Data recovery possible when SATA drive file system listed as RAW?
Posted on 2006-04-02
A 250GB internal Maxtor SATA drive crashed (in Dell Dimension 8400), and since I've had good luck with it in the past, I ran Spinrite 6.0, which I thought recovered the drive--only 7 sectors had unrecoverable data.
Now, though the BIOS sees the drive, when I slave it in a working system, Windows can't see it.
Using the Ultimate Windows Boot CD, I tried to run chkdsk, and I got the message that it wouldn't run because the type of file system was RAW.
How can I get the file system back to NTFS to recover as much data as possible?
Another post here advised using GetDataBack in the case of an external drive. Does anyone have any experience with it in this situation? Wouldn't I have to use it with Bart's PE? If Windows can't see the drive, would installing the demo of GetDataBack do me any good if I iinstalled it in a working system with the bad drive slaved?
Thanks for your help--