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RAW format...my drive is now RAW format...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by poozler, May 21, 2006.

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  1. poozler

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    I have a HD for the OS and a 160 GB HD for files. I replaced the OS HD by cloning while the data drive was disconnected and now my data drive is no longer seen as NTFS, disk management sees it as RAW format and wants me to format; it also indicates 0 bytes used and 0 bytes available; the size is also incorrectly displayed as being 30.03 GB instead of 160.

    Have run the Samsung diagnostics which indicate no problems.

    Put the original HD back but it also showed same results.

    Did a fresh install of XP with data HD connected with same results.

    Also tried moving HD to different PC with no luck.

    Tried using Knoppix but it does not recognize the file format and does not see the data.

    Anyone have any ideas how to fix?
     
  2. crjdriver

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    Since this problem occurred when you disconnected the data drive, have you tried reseating the ribbon cable and or the molex power connector? Have you tried a new ide cable?
     
  3. poozler

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    yes and yes
     
  4. win2kpro

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    Was the machine powered up of off when you reconnected the data drive?
     
  5. poozler

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    I am ASSUMING (which is probably wrong) that these are IDE drives running on the primary IDE controller. If this is correct, are the drives set as master and slave or cable select?
     
  7. poozler

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    have tried both configurations
     
  8. poozler

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    also tried the drive on another computer and on the second IDE
     
  9. win2kpro

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    If you remove the data drive from the system does the cloned OS system drive boot and work OK?
     
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  11. poozler

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    the original HD works too
     
  12. win2kpro

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    Have you tried taking the troubled drive, setting the jumper to cable select and running it on the secondary IDE channel with a 40 pin 80 conductor cable with no other drives attached to that cable. Make sure the drive is connected to the very end connector on that cable (master connector).

    After you boot, reboot, access BIOS and see if BIOS is recognizing the drive as the master drive on the secondary IDE controller. If it is recognized as the master on the secondary IDE channel go back into disk management and see if it still indicates that it is "raw" and still indicates 30.03 GB.
     
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