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  • Started 3 years ago by windfall
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windfall
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my windows os is on hardrive which is partitioned----
i had a problem--( etc etc )---half of drive is good but other half with my operating system ( windows xp) now says RAW!!---and when i view it with partition magic --it says bad---

i need all my documents in it---
is tha all gone or is there a wway to retrieve????

tom

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Xhi
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If the documents you want are not on the "RAW" partition you should be able to recover them by attaching the drive to a working computer. A handy device for doing this is something like this Cables to Go USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial-ATA Drive Adapter.

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windfall
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documents i want are on RAW partition

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Xhi
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There are certainly lots of offerings to Recover data from a RAW partition on a Google search

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