1.    12 Oct 2017 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 43
    Windows 10 pro

    Windows C partition got converted to RAW issue


    Hi All

    May be somebody can help me recover my bootable drive. I don't know if this M.2 SSD gong bad or not. All tests from Dell ran fine with no hardware issues. I have Dell M6800 with M.2 SSD and secondary 1tb regular drive. The system is using uefi in the BIOS. This system always had issues when I was trying to install Windows 10 on SSD, but after just having ssd in the system while installing OS and physically adding 2nd hard drive later worked. Today I rebooted the system and it wouldn't boot into Windows. It would go into trying to recover and diagnose problem, but eventually fail. I was able to get to recovery dos prompt and run diskpart. This is when I saw the c partition was shown as RAW instead of NTFS.

    Q. Is there a way to convert/recover this drive or the only thin I can do is re-format and re-install OS?

    Thanks
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  2.    12 Oct 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,373
    Windows 10 Pro

    Kyhi's recovery tools contains software that will recover partitions
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

    We suggest you install Macrium Reflect Free and keep at least backup image of your SSD stored on the HDD.
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  3.    12 Oct 2017 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 43
    Windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Kyhi's recovery tools contains software that will recover partitions
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

    We suggest you install Macrium Reflect Free and keep at least backup image of your SSD stored on the HDD.
    I was planning to use Kyhi's recovery tool. Is there a specific tool I should be looking for? I have read somewhere that easy partition can map it and could get the data out, but I would prefer to restore boot record if I could.
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  4.    12 Oct 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,373
    Windows 10 Pro

    I haven't done partition recovery with Kyhi's tools, so can't really advise which program to use/how to use it. I just know there is partition recovery software included. Hopefully the partition recovery software finds the backup partition record, and can simply restore the partitions from the backup record. If the data has not been overwritten on the drive, once the partition map is restored, the file allocation tables will reappear, and the files will be intact as if nothing happened.
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