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    • securitybreach
      Look at this https://www.partitionwizard.com/partitionmagic/hard-disk-became-raw.html
    • securitybreach
      Well RAW means that there is no partition table or anything. It must be formatted and partitioned to use.
    • zlim
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    • larrynose
      Hello,   I have a WD Elements 1 TB drive that doesn't seem to be working the second time around. My OS is Windows 10. I tried moving some images and it seemed to work fine. A couple of months later it doesn't work- I've tried updating drivers going to Device Manager but it says the best driver is already installed. Under Disk Management the drive shows as RAW. Not sure what I should be doing now, so any help would be appreciated. I don't mind losing the existing data on the Drive. Should i be formatting it? Why doesn't it show as NTFS? Please advise.   Thanks in advance.
    • raymac46
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