I just bought an USB to IDE/SATA connector for fun and decided to rift through a couple of my old drives. The one I'm looking at now (MAXTOR DiamondMax plus 9 ATA/133 drive), however, doesn't allow me to access one of it's partitions. (I'm on Windows 7 btw)
It has two partitions, one with the system and the other where I must have kept anything else. The system partition opens fine, but the H: demands that I format the drive. In DiskManagement it comes up as RAW filetype.
I'm not tech savvy or anything, but I think the problem has to do with the drive being set to MBR (Master boot)?
Is there anything I can do to make Windows 7 recognize the file system without formatting the drive? I don't believe that the drive is malfunctioning.