My hard drive wont boot when I checked on my computer with an usb adapter and Disk Management it's reading RAW not NTFS.
I got an usb adapter for the hd, pluged it in my other computer opened computer management/storage/disk management the hd is reading online,it shows all 3 partitions reading healthy with the primary partition reading raw instead of NTFS.
Is there a way to get it back to NTSF without loosing data when formating it. Or is there a free software (freeware) to recover and backup my files so I can restore the hard drive and get it to bootup on my laptop again? Can anyone please help? Thanks
Update: So far I got the files from the RAW Drive saved (with Recuva). Now I'm trying to figure out how to get the RAW partition back to NTFS format. I can't format it since the laptop didn't come with any backup disks for any of the softwares that was loaded into the laptop! TestDisk doesn't find anything wrong with the hard drive. The boot sectors seems ok with TestDisk. Scans say All 3 partitions seems to be fine with no corrupt files.
Another thing I want to add. When I plug this hard drive to my other computer via usb sata adapter and then restart the computer it doesn't let it boot up just like when the hard drive is in the original laptop(internal). All it does is when it reboots you see the scrolling green bar on the other computer then the screen stays the same after the scrolling bar disappears and never boots up. If I restart the computer again it asks If I want to repair it when it's the hard drive thats connected to the usb that didn't let it boot. The computer does boot right up when I disconnect the hard drive from the computer again. BTW the hard drive that is reading RAW has Windows7 OS.
Anyone ever had this problem before?