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RAW partitions on HDD

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  1. leachim

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    Dell laptop 1545 was dropped and now wont boot

    Flashing cursor appears. Took out HDD and used USB caddy

    It reads 3 partitions - see attachment

    The first is 39MB - EISA Configuration
    2nd is S: 14GB RAW Healthy Primary Partition
    3rd is T: 134 GB Healthy Active Primary Partition

    But wants to format S: and T: which has data (hopefully) on them

    Read somewhere about the data in the MBR may be messed up and wont recognize the partitions properly

    Any ideas on how to rectify this

    Thanks
     

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  3. leachim

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    Thanks

    Just tried that

    What it has done is changed the EISA partition to a Drive letter

    But the other 2 partitions are still RAW
     
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  5. leachim

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    I tried pressing p to list file data after highlighting a green partition

    It said "Cant open filesystem. Filesystem seems damaged"
     
  6. leachim

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    Currently doing a Deeper Search

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    Get back to the central screen-shot and press Enter, at the next screen highlight 'Write' and press Enter then confirm. Reboot the PC and see if it works now.
     
  8. leachim

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    I let it do this over night - see screenshot

    It was half way through it when I got your previous message, so I let it run

    Should I continue with your previous suggestion ?
     

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