My Harddrive Partition Went from NTFS to RAW

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  1. itisme1760 macrumors 6502

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    How is it that my hard drive partition for Windows XP go from NTFS to RAW. I found this out when I was trying to defrag the Windows side, and found out that none of the disk defraggers worked. How would I convert the HD from RAW to NTFS without losing all my data? Thanks.
     
  2. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    Erm...
    Backup, and reinstall?
    Good Luck!
     
  3. itisme1760 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is there an alternative method? I am really hesitant on doing this as I have a few games that are SecuROM and I do not want them to act up, stupid copy protection.
     
  4. VPrime macrumors 68000

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    Why would they act up? You would be reinstalling them on a formatted system, shouldnt be any issue at all.
     
  5. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    It's a fresh installation.

    Act up? Explain.
     

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