RAW partitions on HDD

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

It said "Cant open filesystem. Filesystem seems damaged"
 

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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.
 

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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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