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chickendoodle

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hi guys,

i have a samsung 1t harddrive, it suddenly started showing me that it is a raw and that i must format it. Obiviously i do not want to lose my data. i have tried recovering programs but all of them have some or other limitations. what can i do to correct my harddrive so that i can use it once more...?

I will genuinly be thankful for your help. Please help! :confused:
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Is this a boot drive or an external drive and what operating system are you using Chicken?
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it is a external harddrive... windows vista

Edited by chickendoodle, 22 January 2013 - 08:55 AM.

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I'll put good money on this drive being down the pipe, faulty in other words.

However have you tried creating a partition on the drive and then formatting it and then running the recovery software on the drive?
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what is "creating a partition on the drive"? i can format it, but i do not have recovery software that will allow me to recover all my data, i have only seen a few, but they only let you recover a 2-3gb..
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You can only format an active partition, you said it was Raw, in other words no partition/s whatsoever.

Have you tried this?

http://www.piriform.com/recuva
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i am going to try to format it and then recover the files, the program/link taht you gave me could not axcess the harddrive
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Ok let us know what happens please.
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it does not want to format it..
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Have you tried to do what I suggested in Post 4 and that was right clicking on the drive and clicking Create Partition?
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no i have not, there is no Create Partition when i right click on the drive..????
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Then I would suggest the drive is history, you could however try professional recovery on the drive but this is seriously expensive.
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okay thank you
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is there a place where i can find a activation number for 'recovermyfiles' V 5.2.1??
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Yes there is and you do realise that you'll have to buy it to realise its full potential.

http://www.recovermyfiles.com/
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