Hi Fiona. Thanks for all your help.
The disk is a 160Gb and yes, the 3rd partition is RAW, which happens to house the files I am looking to save.
As far as my attempt to format was merely to see if formatting was even possible and as I suspected, it was not.
I don't have access to another sata computer. The rigors of living in a rural town whose folks still work with IDE computers running XP.
I'll transfer Testdisk and Chrystaldisk to a startup DVD and swap the damaged drive into this comp. I'll report back results by this weekend.
How to use TestDisk to recover lost partition
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests