This article will show you the following information regarding to diskpart cmd with raw partition fix.
DISK file sytem raw
Usually chkdsk only works with file system fat32, ntfs, exfat and it won't work with RAW file system. And you may try it to see whether it can fix a raw drive by the following cmd.
Usually it would feed back 'The type of file system is raw. Chkdsk is not available for raw drives.'
Then the answer for how do I use chkdsk for raw drive/partition is NO! It is not able to do the job. What can we do? Is there any other command line that can be used for a raw partition fix? -> Try diskpart.
Diskpart is able to fix raw partition drive error on Windows 11/10/8/7 or any Windows computer. And here are two steps to do the fixing.
#1 - Restore data from raw partition when data are important to you
We would recommend you use iCare Recovery Pro that is free to recover files from raw drive since it has a function 'raw drive recovery' inside of the software.
#2 - Fix raw partition using diskpart command
Follow the following steps to fix a raw partition with cmd diskpart.
Preparation: insert your disk/usb if it's an external drive, and then run cmd and type diskpart in the run to launch the diskpart
And then follow the steps in the following photo.
Question: how do you format raw partition without formatting using diskpart?
Answer: diskpart is a formatting, you may rescue data from raw drive at first, and then do the formatting with diskpart without doubt.
Again, if you do not want to lose data when fixing your raw drive using diskpart, rescue files at first!
And then use diskpart to format raw drive ntfs by the following steps.
The above steps is to make the whole disk to ntfs file system no matter how many partitions it has, all partition would be changed to ntfs.
If you want to change one partition that is raw into ntfs by diskpart, then you may go with the following steps.
Or you may try the following diskpart cmd instead of the above steps.
Just launch diskpart, and then type 'format *:/fs:ntfs' (*must be replaced by your raw partition's drive letter.)
Complicated job? We would recommend some easier way for you to do the formatting instead of diskpart cmd - format raw partition in disk management.
Video - how to format raw partition in disk management.
Last updated on Nov 28, 2023