External HDD Not Working

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amankhan990 Posts 3 Registration date Friday October 19, 2012 Status Member Last seen March 11, 2013 - Mar 11, 2013 at 04:49 AM
Zohaib R Posts 2368 Registration date Sunday September 23, 2012 Status Member Last seen December 13, 2018 - Mar 11, 2013 at 05:24 PM
Hello,
Dear Sir
i have 500 gb seagate external hdd drive i create two partition one partition is working one more partition is not working asking for format i have data on that hdd drive plzz help me



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Zohaib R Posts 2368 Registration date Sunday September 23, 2012 Status Member Last seen December 13, 2018 69
Mar 11, 2013 at 05:24 PM
Hi aman khan,

In your configuration it is mentioned "Configuration: Windows XP / Firefox 7.0.1", so I am providing you steps for Windows XP. Please check if you receive the following error message:

https://html5.litten.com/images/raw/needfxp.jpg

If the error message is same as above, this error happens if the Partition changes to RAW file system. A RAW file system simply means that it is a file system that is not recognized by Windows. The most common cause of external hard drives suddenly becoming RAW drives is if they are disconnected from a computer without using the "Safely Remove Hardware" option.

Please try the fix in the below mentioned link and check if this fixes the problem:

https://ccm.net/faq/9523-windows-can-t-open-drive-e

Do reply with results.
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