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Drive showing as RAW

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am trying to help a buddy with his laptop that stopped boot. When he loads up his laptop it instantly goes in Automatic repair. Chkdsk shows it as NTFS. When I plugged the HDD into my PC it shows as raw. I am trying to avoid formatting it as he had some data that he would like to have back. Any ideas how to restore his windows and not completely reformat his HDD?

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gordon ramsey would be pissed....

 

seconding data recovery, what brand is the drive? im pretty sure some manufacturers handle data recovery for the drives they sell


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Its a seagate (firecuda?). The data isn't worth enough to warrant sending off to a third party to recover. Just exploring all options prior to reformatting and do a fresh install of windows.

 

Also for the learning aspect.  

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2 minutes ago, Telmory said:

Its a seagate (firecuda?). The data isn't worth enough to warrant sending off to a third party to recover. Just exploring all options prior to reformatting and do a fresh install of windows.

 

Also for the learning aspect.  

then first then, make a image of the drive with ddrescue.


Thentry recovery software on that image.

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