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Internal hard drive now RAW - cant access files

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kagoda, Jan 31, 2010.

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  1. kagoda

    kagoda Thread Starter

    Jan 29, 2010
    My desktop PC has 3 internal hard drives.

    After formatting the C drive & re-installing the (OS Win XP) I found one of my hard drives is unable to be read.

    If I goto Disk Management, this problematic 'Disk 2 ' is shown to be 32MB (it is actually 1 TB) and 'healthy'.
    When I R-click it to Open or Explore, it states that it is nor formatted and asks me if I want to format it.
    (of course, I do not)

    When I R-click it to open Properties - it shows a file system of RAW.

    Prior to formatting the C drive, I disconnected the 2 hard drives with the intention of restarting the PC with only the 1st drive [containing the OS] connected.
    Instead I have mistakenly left another drive (probably the-now-unreadable drive) connected during re-start.

    Perhaps this has caused the problem.

    Any suggestions / solutions

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