I'm checking out your software as I have a bit of a problem... I have a NEW 250 gb Western Digital IDE drive. It has about 12 hours of Video Clips on it. .avi files mostly. Each file is probably about 25 gigs... The drive was working fine... and then we had a power outage in the neighborhood. Now the drive is seen as RAW by Windows XP. I have tried it in other computers and ran GRC Scandisk on the drive. I am certain it now has bad sectors. How can I retrieve files from RAW hard drive?
What is RAW Hard Disk ?
The term raw disk refers to the accessing of the data on a hard disk drive (HDD) or other disk storage device or media directly at the individual byte level instead of through its filesystem as is usually done.
A raw hard drive is a drive in your computer that is not formatted and that does not have a drive letter assigned to it. These must be some problem with your system, so that the system considered this drive as RAW.
One of the most common reasons for accessing a raw disk is to retrieve files that were accidentally or deliberately deleted. Deleting files does not actually remove them from the disk, it merely makes them invisible through the filesystem and allows them to be overwritten at some future data when their disk space is reclaimed for new files. So here comes the possibilities that you can retrieve files from RAW hard drive.
Please check the article of the recover steps about how to retrieve files from RAW hard drive .