The RAW drive means the file system is corrupted, system can't identify whether it is FAT, NTFS, EXT2 or EXT3, etc. Under this condition, you can't access this RAW drive, and you can't use files in this drive either. If a disk reads as raw in Windows, possible (but not all) symptoms are:
When you access the RAW drive, you will get an error message mentioned above. The RAW drive can be caused by a number of reasons such as virus infection, format failure, accidentally shut down the Operating System, power outages, etc. You may want to find solution for converting raw drive to ntfs urgently.
If you have no important data in the raw drive and familiar with compuer management things, you can follow below steps to fix RAW drive:
1. Disable the controller in the CMOS setup, and remove the SCSI drivers, etc. associated with it in the Device Manager.
2. And then reboot. If that doesn't work, and if it has a jumper on it, try removing the jumper completely. If that still doesn't work, try to format the RAW drive, using NTFS under Windows system.
3. After that, the raw drive has become NTFS file system.
If there is important data on the raw drive, formatting would cause data loss, so you must pay special attention to this point. You need to recover data from RAW drive at first and then convert RAW drive to NTFS by formatting
Step 1. Recover data/files from RAW drive firstly.
To convert raw drive to NTFS doesn't mean convert raw drive to NTFS directly. If you need the data in RAW drive, do remember to restore data before taking any actions.
There are a lot of RAW drive recovery software, but the most powerful and efficient RAW drive recovery software is EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional. This data recovery software from EaseUS can help you recover files from raw drive.
To recover files from RAW drive, please refer to "How to recover raw drive?" for detailed steps.
Or you can directly download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and follow below video tutorial to recover data from raw drive now:
With a few clicks, EaseUS data recovery software will recover all the files from RAW drive. After data recovery, please convert RAW drive to NTFS by format.
Step 2. Format the raw drive to NTFS file system.
If you have recovered data from the raw drive, then you can follow below steps to format RAW drive to NTFS now:
Go to My Computer or This PC > Right-click the RAW hard drive and choose Format > Click OK.
Wait for the tool to finish the formatting process and then your hard drive can be used to store previous data or new data again.
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