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most help i have ever needed HDD PROBLEM...[FIXED] Thanks LR

Post by Dragon_Cooler » Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:54 pm

My main data drive that i use to keep all my stuff on has mysterioulsy wanted to loose its partition. I restarted and all the sudden i have no "W" drive (my 320gig HDD). The drive shows up in disk management like as if it was a new drive ready to be formatted and partitioned.

IT CANT BE!!!!!!!!! PLEASE, THIS IS AN CALLING ALL CARS DEAL. My life is on that disk and i need whats on it. My backup of it is from a few months ago and a lot has been added since then. I didnt want to go in and add a new partition in fear that it would wipe everything on it now.

what caused it and most importantly how can it be fixed?



PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!
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Post by KnightRid » Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:06 pm

Same exact thing happened to me when i put a drive in my brother-in-laws computer, re-installed windows, and it was gone the EXACT same way. I have to use that Active file recovery program to pull all the files off of it and then reformat and copy them back over. It got a bad sector it seems, and wiped everything??..wierd!

http://www.file-recovery.net/

only thing you can do is try - DONT do anything to the drive!!!!!

run a restore program!!! if you try to even do the fdisk /mbr it can screw things up worse

Also if you have an external case, try putting it in there and see if you can read it.

Good luck, and I hope you take the time to let it recover!!!!!!!!!

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Post by kenc51 » Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:11 pm

You can also try a Linux boot CD like Knoppix to rule out the OS. It doesn't write the HDD
also d-check the bios settings.

if you can test on another pc, all the better....if it works, the dfi bios or nforce chipset/driver is the problem

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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Tue Jul 25, 2006 5:25 pm

yeah i have slapped it in another computer and still no luck, i will have to try that program. I have norton ghost 2005 but that did no good. lol
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Post by Illuminati » Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:34 pm

I had a similar situation (bad overclocking attempt) where the hard drive got corrupted and I was able to successfully get all of my data off the hard drive with some software called GetDataBack...
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Post by Imakeholesinu » Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:08 pm

I have to vouch for Getdataback. That program is excellent. You can get back almost everything. If your life was on that drive, then the price you pay for the software will most definitely be a very small one.

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Post by Apoptosis » Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:27 pm

I've also used getdataback for NTFS and it saved my ass a number of times... I also used it to save Justin's ass back when we were in college ;) I'm not sure why he said that he used the program because I recall it was me! :axe:

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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Wed Jul 26, 2006 4:55 am

do yall know what causes that?
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Post by Imakeholesinu » Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:39 am

Dragon_Cooler wrote:do yall know what causes that?
What causes what? Your problem? I've got no idea.

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Post by Illuminati » Wed Jul 26, 2006 6:54 am

Apoptosis wrote:I've also used getdataback for NTFS and it saved my ass a number of times... I also used it to save Justin's ass back when we were in college ;) I'm not sure why he said that he used the program because I recall it was me! :axe:
Lol... so we researched it together... I'll never forget that program... it was a life saver! :prayer:
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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Wed Jul 26, 2006 4:11 pm

what causes it to just loose a partition like it did. all i did was restart and all the sudden....no drive.
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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:57 pm

bump...

is it hardware or software malfunction. I just want to know so i can send this drive back or not
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Post by Imakeholesinu » Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:15 am

Well, what was tht last thing you did to your drive?

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Post by Illuminati » Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:50 am

I did not send my drive back... in fact, I am still using the same drive today. It was just corruption in my case from overclocking on a KT400 chipset mobo.

I'm not 100% sure, but I imagine it was caused by the data being sent to/from the hard drive at too high of a frequency... so basically the hard drive physically could not keep up with the rest of the system.

Do you have your system overclocked?
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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:22 am

no, the last thing i remember doing before restarting was running spybot SD. shortly there after my songs in itunes would freeze in the middle and go to the next song so i restarted and WHABAM, no drive
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Post by Aegis » Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:14 pm

I hear a hard drive can only hold so much pr0n before it just gives up. :oops:

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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:21 am

holding 0 is a lot?? LOL

i had to show one of my family member how to DL and run spybot and i figured i might as well do it along with them since i havent ran anything like that in a while.
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