I had multiple issues with my old HP xw6200 WorkStation desktop, one of which was it not booting. I've messed around with this PC for weeks (even posting another thread here) but I'm at the point that I'm ready to cut my losses. So I'm going to image a Lenovo Thinkcentre m93p tower desktop that I had sitting around and get it going as my new desktop PC. I figured it's a newer PC and it wasn't pieced together like the old HP workstation. So I took my SSD and 2nd drive (500GB WD Black spinner) into work to get some screen shots of the files, etc on each drive to use as a reference when reinstalling programs.
Yesterday I was able to copy what I needed from the SSD, but the 2nd drive gives me the "Volume does not contain a recognized file system, format the drive" error. It's showing the drive as "RAW" instead of NTFS. From what I've googled, something must have happened to the secondary drive when I disconnected it from my external cables at work.
I ran a Test Disk http://www.cgsecurit...stDisk_Download scan on the drive and it seemed to find files, but I wasn't able to transfer them anywhere successfully. Tried another program and the "trial" would only let me view the files it found. So I moved on to "ReclaiMe" http://www.reclaime....filesystem.aspx, which again the free version wanted me to purchase to be able to do more than view the files it found.
Is there a simpler way to go about this than buying a program?? Thanks in advance.