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    Drive Is Now Raw

    I have a drive which is shown in Disk Management as healthy, and when I click the shortcut on my desktop the drive opens and displays the list of folders I expect to see. However, all the folders are empty! I tried to run chdsk but it said the file system was RAW. I have no idea how this could have happened. What can I do to sort this out?

    URGENT help would be appreciated.

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    Run chkdsk /r from the command prompt of a bootable disk.
    DRIVE IMAGING
    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

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    Hi CLiNT, thanks, however I restarted twice and nothing changed. I then shut down completely and then booted and to my relief the drive status was back to normal. However, this incident worries me. What would you do in a similar situation?
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    Roy, Is this the same system you have had several problems with recently? Was this an Upgrade installation or a Custom Installation?
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
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    Hello Ted, this is a new system in the sense that my original Win 7 C drive was replaced by a new SSD, and Win 7 was installed afresh on that. Since that was done, very recently, I have had no problems.

    With regard to the drive that was shown as RAW but was then shown as back to normal, as explained in post #3, I should have mentioned that it is a usb attached external drive.

    After the drive showed up normally again I was able to update the Macrium backups of other drives that are on the external drive concerned, but I decided to run chkdsk /r on it. The first 3 stages of the check proceeded normally and no problems were found, however the fourth stage (verifying file data) has been running for a very long time with no sign of any progress at all.

    I would appreciate further advice.
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    Cool

    How long is 'a very long time' as depending on amount of data to process it can take 'a very long time' to do.
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    Yes.
    Let it continue, it WILL take a while, especially if it's a 1TB drive.
    If the drive checks out, or is fixed, start monitoring it's SMART data from here on out.
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    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

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    CLiNT, thanks. It took several hours but did finish and no errors were found. I will monitor it's SMART data.

    Regards, Roy
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