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Hello, I have external hard disk and it change to raw filesystem how can I convert this to ntfs...???

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Hi xyloreinelace,

I presume the drive is not accessible. If the file system changed suddenly, this could indicate a hard drive issue. RAW means that your OS can not recognize the drive's file system. There are some ways to try to format to NTFS, but the important thing is why the issue appeared. I strongly recommend you to download the hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic tool and do a complete scan. Do you have valuable data in that drive?

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Thank you actually I already got my datas, what I want is just to format my external and it suddenly become raw file system, I try to do the thing you mentioned..

well.all you need is just a MniTool partition wizard.
convert to FAT32 or NTFS just few clicks

good luck
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Raw drive is not formatted has not been formatted with the file system neither FAT12/FAT16/FAT32 nor NTFS/NTFS5.

so far as I know there is no tool can change your raw back to ntfs but you can restore files from the raw disk.
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Hello xyloreinelace,
Open a command prompt:
Click on Start > Run > Type "cmd" and press Enter.

Enter the following command to scan your partition:
chkdsk X
Replace X by the letter assigned to the faulty partition.

If indeed there were conversion from NTFS to RAW, Windows will indicate the presence of bad clusters.
To correct these errors, enter the following command:
chkdsk X: /F
Replace X by the letter assigned to the faulty partition.


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hello, I already try this ine but chkdsk is not available for raw file system
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what about right click on the external hard disk in disk management and select format?
or use third party software to do this

i am using testdisk software but idont know if this will work... how do I know if the external hdd hardware is damage??
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It never detect in your computer or in BIOS.. it behaves strange thing..suddenly stop working, hearing strange noises, pc crashes show blue screen, low speed