bad drive, imaged to new---see data but listed as RAW format
Posted on 2014-02-03
Hi, We had a computer that wouldn't start----bad drive, but was able to use ghost to image the drive to a new drive and preserve data.
However, booting up with the new drive----windows cannot find the volume. (BIOS sees the harddrive) but Windows 7 wont boot.
Used partition recovery to recover partition, fix mbr, popped back in and tried windows repair, erd commander, made partition active, nothing has worked so far but has gotten me steps closer.
Where we currently are: If I boot into the command prompt from a windows 7 cd, and open diskpart, I'm able to see the partition, volume, etc. but the volume listed shows up as RAW instead of NTFS. I believe if this is fixed, we should be able to get back into windows. Any ideas on converting raw to ntfs without losing data. (its the program configuration that I'm trying to salvage).
I did try knopix to boot from and it sees the drive---but not sure of the next steps.