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Drive needs to be formated before it can be used

Last response: in Storage
February 25, 2013 7:55:50 AM


I have seagate 1 tb backup plus hard drive with 3 partitions

recently while trying to make my pendrive usb bootable i gave format option from that application and instead of pendrive by mistake HDD was selected

but fortunately the application which was running was in hdd so it show an error like can't format as it is being used.

but after that it doesnt show any partition
just a complete 931 gb RAW drive
which i am not able to open as it demands format

now how to get my data
will it be there ..or is it formated?
and why i am not able to open it?

is there any solution?
if any one know
please help !

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February 25, 2013 11:51:40 AM

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February 26, 2013 1:17:19 AM

Raw drive problem often happens for your improper operation and virus attack, etc. You should use your drive rightly in the future.
But, now, to fix this RAW hard drive, you may have no choice but to format it.
However, in order to get your data inside, you have to firstly recover your inaccessible data back for free with the help of a hard drive recovery freeware, which has ever retrieved all my data back form a flash drive. It is really free and efficient. Just go try it:
After the recovery process, if you cannot format it as before, you can try a format tool:
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