C: partition listed as raw after attempted upgrade.

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Bezalel, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. Bezalel

    Bezalel MDL Member

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    Somehow my C: drive is listed as being raw after attempting to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Windows recovery cannot repair it or revert back to 7 because it thinks the partition is locked. Is there a tool that can rebuild an NTFS partition as there are some important files I need to recover? Or a tool that can recover files form a raw partition?
     
  2. MS_User

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    Most important point is to not attempt to write to the drive at all until it's been backed up so as not to overwrite any data. If you can, try hooking it up to another machine and run any recovery tools from there to back up your data.
    I've had good experience with R-Studio, but it's commercial software.
     
  4. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    They say, "experience is the best teacher". I would suggest he tries your method first before doing anything else.
     
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    I'm not saying you'd need commercial software though, I'm sure there's freeware that will work just as well; I just don't have much personal experience with any to be able to recommend anything specific.
     
  6. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    Needless to say the least, upload the software somewhere online and send him the link. That makes a lot of sense to me.
     
  7. Bezalel

    Bezalel MDL Member

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    Thanks everyone for your replies. Since this is an mSATA SSD (and my only one), any further attempt will have to wait until I get a chance to visit MicroCenter for an adapter.
     
  8. LatinMcG

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    use findandmount to recover files. then try that part recovery or lookup ptedit32 both from hirensbootcd.org
    i write partition values over them with ptedit32 and it works most times for me.

    look for files in windows.old\users
     
  9. master44tr

    master44tr MDL Novice

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    I had exactly the same problem in last August. It was a nightmare. I upgraded to W10 and started a clean installation. My full harddisk (D: drive) went RAW.

    I used free and paid programmes (cracked or 30 days free). I had nothing in my hands. I took it to an experienced computer expert. He couldn't do anything. Since then I have been backing up my important files in an external harddrive except for my computer's drive.

    I wish you good luck. I you can make it, I will be happy, too.

    :weep:
     
  10. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    rule of thumb back up everything before a mayor upgrade.