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After a REBOOT, 400GB hard-disk went from NTFS to RAW. Downloaded ptedit32 NEED HELP! AndyS Jul 22nd, 10, 07:06 AM #1

Did a search and found that many people have this problem, when the file system of the hard-disk corrupted, went from NTFS to RAW and thus unable to access the data & files in the hard-disk.
Tried to use scan disk and others, but UNABLE to proceed due the file system as RAW.

Downloaded ptedit32.exe application as advised by other websites, change "TYPE" to 07 as NTFS back again, NEED to set/configure "BOOT RECORD" as some people mentioned but do NOT know how to... sigh...

ANYONE have used ptedit32 application before??? PLEASE HELP/SAVE me...




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Thanks all and jowy_ham who also SMSed me!

I have found an application: TestDisk - CGSecurity
downloaded it and it worked! ... only after I CAN do a windows scan-disk on the drive FINALLY scanning for damaged file system and bad sectors... BUT before that CANNOT even scan-disk because of RAW status...

NOTE: This is the solution for damaged file system of a hard-disk which can happen quite often as researched on many other forums, BUT you still CANNOT save hard-disks which are damaged PHYSICALLY, especially bad sectors...

Mods - please put STICKY as this solution do NOT require any recovery programs and CAN RECOVER from NTFS -> RAW and back to NTFS !!!



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jowy_ham Jul 22nd, 10, 08:22 AM #2
Try using EASEUS, choose 1 that meets ur needs. Their software is quite good, so far I have managed to recover files that were deleted, file system that is corrupted.

I'm using Data Recovery Wizard Professional 5.0.1
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AndyS Jul 22nd, 10, 04:13 PM #3
Thanks, noted.

But ptedit32 known to be able to turn back corrupted file system from RAW back to NTFS again... ANY brothers have experience with this application???
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wwenze Jul 22nd, 10, 09:51 PM #4
I dun use that, but the ultimate boot CD has a few software that can do what you mentioned.
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AndyS Jul 22nd, 10, 11:24 PM #5
Thanks all and jowy_ham who also SMSed me!

I have found an application: TestDisk - CGSecurity
downloaded it and it worked! ... only after I CAN do a windows scan-disk on the drive FINALLY scanning for damaged file system and bad sectors... BUT before that CANNOT even scan-disk because of RAW status...

NOTE: This is the solution for damaged file system of a hard-disk which can happen quite often as researched on many other forums, BUT you still CANNOT save hard-disks which are damaged PHYSICALLY, especially bad sectors...

Mods - please put STICKY as this solution do NOT require any recovery programs and CAN RECOVER from NTFS -> RAW and back to NTFS !!!
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Thanks for this useful post: Jul 22nd, 10, from mirAcles, Jul 26th, 10, from RtOaNn
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mirAcles Jul 22nd, 10, 11:30 PM #6
You are my saviour. Literally.

Thank you

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Thanks all and jowy_ham who also SMSed me!

I have found an application: TestDisk - CGSecurity
downloaded it and it worked! ... only after I CAN do a windows scan-disk on the drive FINALLY scanning for damaged file system and bad sectors... BUT before that CANNOT even scan-disk because of RAW status...

NOTE: This is the solution for damaged file system of a hard-disk which can happen quite often as researched on many other forums, BUT you still CANNOT save hard-disks which are damaged PHYSICALLY, especially bad sectors...

Mods - please put STICKY as this solution do NOT require any recovery programs and CAN RECOVER from NTFS -> RAW and back to NTFS !!!
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mirAcles Jul 22nd, 10, 11:40 PM #7
TestDisk Step By Step - CGSecurity
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AndyS Jul 23rd, 10, 12:48 AM #8
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You are my saviour. Literally.

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What happened in your case?
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mirAcles Jul 23rd, 10, 12:53 AM #9
My ext hdd suddenly became RAW format. my gf's FYProject was in it. You saved me. I tried ZAR, but it was limited to only 4 Files. using the testdisk, i've just extracted everything i needed out Thank you.

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mirAcles Jul 23rd, 10, 01:15 AM #10
Hmm.. only 1 of my folder is corrupted.. luckily the rest can be saved... Thank god.. Thank you
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AndyS Jul 23rd, 10, 01:51 AM #11
You're welcome... (lucky for me nothing is corrupted at all!)
Hope this thread can SAVE more people... this save ME more than 80GB of family/kids photos and videos since 2004 in this 400GB hard-disk!
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RtOaNn Jul 26th, 10, 08:14 AM #12
TestDisk saved my a** some yrs back when my 1TB partition crashed & I couldn't access my data.
But I know my data was still intact, so used it to restore the NTFS partition info. 1TB back in action after the long hours of deep scanning.
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