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My 500GB Buffalo external HDD became RAW file system

By gentpuchong
Apr 3, 2011
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  1. My ext HDD Buffalo 500Gb became RAW file system. can't even reformat again to NTFS.or to FAT32, the drive has my name before. now i can see LOCAL DRIVE E:, and when i click to properties, i can see, used space 0 bytes, and free space 0 bytes.
    i tried several ways, even on command prompt, convert E: /fs:ntfs. still i can't, and on disk management, i even apply mark partition as active and then format it, and it take 5-6 hours and at the end falure.

    can some one help me, i really need for my school project, and i cannot efford to buy again.

    JIGME
  2. ravisunny2

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  3. psonnaik

    psonnaik Newcomer, in training

    hi

    just follow the instruction on this forum
    forums.techarena.in/tips-tweaks/1352757.htm

    i too had the same problem, it solved my issue and i have all my files back without using and recovery software

    i performed the rewrite of the boot sector


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