NTFS Partitions suddenly unreadable and transformed into RAW-Partitions?



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NTFS Partitions suddenly unreadable and transformed into RAW-Partitions?

Postby Joerg Battermann » Thu, 23 Dec 2004 07:33:26 GMT

Hello everybody,

I saw today that all of a sudden I am no longer able to read to of my 
partitions because windows 2000 (sp4) says, the partitions are 
unreadable and asks whether it shall format them. They used to be ntfs 
partitions and all this happend from out of nowhere. I got the vendor's 
(wdc) diagnostic tools.. ran them for hours on the hdd - and they say 
it's fine - but how do I get my partitions/data back?! what can i do?

the corresponding eventlog entries are:

The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please 
run the chkdsk utility on the volume F:.

Any ideas?

Best regards & thanks,

Joerg Battermann

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Re: NTFS Partitions suddenly unreadable and transformed into RAW-Partitions?

Postby Pegasus (MVP) » Thu, 23 Dec 2004 07:59:23 GMT

Here are some tools that might help:

 http://www.**--****.com/ (to restore NTFS partitions - seems to
work well)
 http://www.**--****.com/  (has NTFS undelete tools too)
 http://www.**--****.com/ (GetDataBack)
www.acronis.com (RecoveryExpert)

Re: NTFS Partitions suddenly unreadable and transformed into RAW-Partitions?

Postby Joerg Battermann » Thu, 23 Dec 2004 17:44:23 GMT

Thanks for the quick reply :)


Best regards / MfG,
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