Hard Disk Problem

  fazza 13:50 07 Dec 2005


I've re-installed Windows on my C drive after reformatting using my recovery CD. I have a second drive installed D: which contains a backup of all my data. When I look at the D Drive ( Maxtor )now it is showing as Local Disk File System RAW - when I click it is saying that the drive needs formatiing - Please help as this is the only backup of data I have!

  absent 14:01 07 Dec 2005

Was the D formatted as FAT or NTSC ? and have you reformatted your C drive to?

  fazza 14:37 07 Dec 2005

Not exactly sure what the format of D was - I think it was NTFS - I used the maxtor MAXBLAST software and it did the formatting automatically. Yes I reformatted C drive as NTFS as part of the re-install of Windows.

  fazza 15:02 07 Dec 2005

I have just ran a Maxtor utility and it is showing that both drives are NTFS and connected properly. However I can no longer see the second drive!

  fazza 15:42 07 Dec 2005

Ok - just rebooted my machine after running the Maxtor utility and I can see the second drive now. Thanks.

  tims31 00:43 02 Apr 2006

I've got the same problem????? I formatted my C drive to NTFS but Maybe my D was to FAT32. Would this cause the problem??? If so how do I get my data back??? Please help

  Gandalph 00:53 02 Apr 2006

NTFS can read FAT32 format so you should have no problem retrieving your data.

  tims31 09:10 02 Apr 2006

My d drive is still showing as RAW and says I need to format it when I click on it. Is there any easy way to check how my d drive is formatted.

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