I was setting up this new Laptop that came pre-installed with Windows Vista.
I had re-partition with the shrink and extend command that are native to Vista.
I even did a Full format of the 2nd Partition as Drive D (NTFS).
It seemed to work well for a few days and I was able to copy files to D drive.
And suddenly today, when trying to access D, it says that it is unformatted and would I like to format it???
What a shock. In all my years of computing, I have never seen something like this.
It's unbelievable !
I'm glad it happened now as there isn't much on Drive D as yet. But it could have been a lot worse.
Who knows maybe that's a good reason for many of us to buy more hard disks as backup hard disks.
Has anyone here ever experienced this ?
What may be the cause ?
Is there a utility available to recover the RAW partition to its former NTFS status ?