07-22-2012 05:58 AM - edited 07-22-2012 06:06 AM
I have a small problem.
I can't access my Seagate FreeAgent Desk, but it does come up in my computer in a strange way.
My Computer shows
my internal C and D partitions with their names and bars showing used space to free space.
When I connect my Seagate FreeAgent Desk, something shows up, but not what I not.
It shows only a E drive called "Local Disk (E: )"
(instead of the name I gave it "SEAGATE (E: )")
and NO bar showing used space to free space.
Whenever I immediately unplug the USB, either the E: drive will disappear or
Windows will show one of two popups.
One popup may say
"E:\ is not accessible. The parameter is incorrect."
Another may say
"You need to format the disk in drive E: before you can use it"
I do not want formatting to erase my data, but it will not let me do it any way because it only shows when I remove USB.
Command Prompt with Check Disk shows:
The type of the file system is RAW.
CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives.
How do I make it un-RAW without damaging data?
I have tried ZAR 9.1 and EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard, but they both freeze and end up
Disk Management shows "Connecting to Virtual Disk Service..."
for as long as USB is connected. When unplugged the Disk Management immediately shows the other drives as it normally should.
So a slight problem here.
Device Manager works fine and shows
|-- Seagate FreeAgent USB Device
Universal Serial Bus controllers
|-- Generic USB Hub
|-- USB Mass Storage
|-- USB Root Hub
So no problem here.
I don't know. I think it is not a huge problem, but some formatting error maybe?
Thank you all.