Converting RAW file system to NTFS
I've got an acer (emachines) laptop that stopped powering on recently. Their tech support asked me to send it in but told me to first create a backup of the hard-drive. Based on their troubleshooting, they also said they don't believe it's the battery. I bought an IDE/SATA adapter to help me do this but when I plugged the hard drive in, it showed that the file system was RAW.
1) Could this have happened because of the power issue?
2) Is there a fairly straightforward way of converting/accessing the files?
I'm not particularly technically proficient however, if possible, I would prefer to do this myself rather than taking it to a specialist because I have a lot of confidential info on this drive.