ntfs disks turned to raw ! help !

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  1. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    My rig is made of 1 ssd ntfs (system disk) and 2 sata ntfs disks (AHCI not raid), after uninstallation of my AV, both sata became unreadable by W8 due to their conversion to raw, W8 sees them but can't read them. Both damaged DD contain important data, I can't afford to format.
    PLS help !
     
  2. Aemsa

    Aemsa MDL Member

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    Boot off a linux live distro (ubunut, lubuntu, mint, etc) and see if your information is still there?
     
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  3. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Which AV did that :g:?
     
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  4. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    F-Secure I wouldn't have believed it !
     
  5. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    what do you think about trying to retrieve data with easus, format drive to ntfs, copy paste data (it's not a system drive, only movies, files etc.) ?
     
  6. moderate

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  7. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    simply uninstall that AV crap ... I repeat this a hundred times now :eek:
     
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  8. jean_phile

    jean_phile MDL Junior Member

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    easeus is fine, but the free version is limited!
    You can be tested, and if it is ok the bought.
     
  9. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    the funny thing is that Win8 identifies the hdd as raw, but if I run the command line to convert in ntfs, I get the answer that "hdd is already a ntfs fat" can I conclude it's only Win8 on my system hdd which does not identify correctly the other drive ? is there a way to repair this ?
     
  10. jean_phile

    jean_phile MDL Junior Member

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    did a chkdsk /f to your disk.
     
  11. Shenj

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  12. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    Finally managed to use correctly testdisk, pretty hard because I forgot the non windows context, it rewrote my mft and boot sectors, raw hhd turned back to ntfs, no data lost :worthy::worthy::worthy::worthy::worthy::worthy:
    merci beaucoup @ Jean Phile, thanks a lot I never heard about that utility
     
  13. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Be careful, it's a tool for professionals. Very powerful, but potentially dangerous. Testdisk recovers partitions, and the included PhotoRec can, despite of its name, recover all kinds of files.
     
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  14. jean_phile

    jean_phile MDL Junior Member

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    I confirm, used with great caution.

    It must be determined the problems before modified his drive with testdisk.

    The big advantage is to be able to accessed the disk without the modified to assess the problem.
     
  15. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    thank you everyone, Testdisk scared me when I started it for the first time, I probably was on a lucky day because the second time I finally understood its mechanics and I was successful in rebuilding the mft:worthy: boths hdd are back and ntfs.
     
  16. f33nix

    f33nix MDL Member

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    Never have 1 copy of a file.
    2 or more for important things.

    This is a hard lesson to learn and it is not until your data gets fried do you realise the value of backups.