Trojan turn my hd NTFS to FAT16(RAW)

By emufun2000 ·
I have a inital 320GB harddisk and was made into 2 partition (C:20gb, 300gb). Yesterday Norton AntiVirus 05 found an unspecific trojan in WINDOWS/TEMP/xxx.tmp (xxx in series number) and unable to delete all "trojans".
When I tried to backup my data, it suddenly pop-up many IE browsers (it's like some spyware being), then I restart to install a new windows copy, it showed my harddisk is 128GB{unknown file system}

Later I put my HD to other machine, My Computer displayed the file system is also 128GM{RAW}, I tried many data recovery tools(Rawrecovery, DataDoctor..etc) but only can find data on first partition(C:20GB). No signal of the rest partition, the data's extremely valued.
Do I need to manually modify mbr or CMOS setup better? any taker?

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Windows Recovery Console

by toughguy000 In reply to Trojan turn my hd NTFS to ...

try the command "fixmbr /device/harddisk0" after booting up the recovery console off your XP disks.

Alternatively there are a few MBR programs out there that can assist you, I don't remember the names of them right now but i believe it shouldn't be too hard to find on Google.

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if data is worth US65 buy parttion magic

by sgt_shultz In reply to Windows Recovery Console

or partition commander

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by Hueristic In reply to if data is worth US65 buy ...

PM 7.0 won'twork forraw to anything tried it.

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File system Changed to RAW... You CAN change it back

by agitator123 In reply to Trojan turn my hd NTFS to ...

I have had this problem more than once, and lucky for me, I did ALOT of research and found a program that works great. "testdisk". I used it every time and had excelent results. it's free, and Windows\DOS based. The new version is the best by far. I recovered my data as fast as rebooting twice after selecting my origional file system, and selecting "write MBR disk". I have seen many with this problem, but no one is willing to share how it's fixed... Here it is. Hope this helps.
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Fix Worked!

by Slee_Stack In reply to File system Changed to RA ...

Thanks for the pointer. I was getiing a bit frustrated the SECOND time a HD got converted to RAW. The first time caused me to waste hours recovering it. This time, minutes.

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