External HDD is RAW after reinstall Vista 64

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windoosxp - Apr 23, 2009 at 03:59 AM
 windoosxp - Apr 23, 2009 at 04:39 AM
Hello,
During reinstalling MS Vista I left the second external HDD connected to the computer via an USB.
After booting the "newly installed Vista" the extrenal HDD is not reconized in exlorer.
I can find te external HDD via control panel > computer management ect.
The exrenal drive even got a letter but the "status " is RAW.

I am sugested to format the HDD to get access to this drive.
But then all my data are lost!!
How do I recover the data from this a raw external HDD,
and secondly is it common that the MFT of a connected extrenal HDD get lost even when the data in the different partition on the internal HDD are preserved??
Please help me.

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Doe12 Posts 37 Registration date Thursday September 18, 2008 Status Member Last seen May 11, 2009 6
Apr 23, 2009 at 04:14 AM
You just have to connect your external HDD to another computer, Preferably windows XP and make a backup of all your data.. then format the HDD on your vista pc then get all your data on your HDD again from the XP pc.
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thnx Doe12 for your quick response.
But the other xp-computer sees the external HDD also as RAW in "disk management".
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