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Posted: 8/19/2005 7:22:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2005 7:22:40 PM EDT by CavVet]
I put an extra drive in my PC. I used it for storage of all kinds of stuff, and had all the programs on the main drive. It has been in there for at least a year.

I went to grab a pic off the net and save it, and it said, "Drive X is not formatted, do you wish to do it now"?

I said hell no.

I rebooted and went to that drive, same thing. It doesnt even show sizes, etc.

Is everything gone? WTF???




Link Posted: 8/19/2005 7:25:46 PM EDT
There are 2 kinds of people in this world:


those who have lost data, and those who will.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 7:28:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
There are 2 kinds of people in this world:


those who have lost data, and those who will.










I think the whole thing is gone. I finally got a properties window to come up, it shows the entire disk as used (100%) but with 0 data.




Man, I had hella music, pictures, email stored from forever. Shit Shit. Shit!!!!!!
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 7:29:46 PM EDT
Well, you still have the backup disk, right?
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 7:31:14 PM EDT
I have it.
You want it back?
Buy an SNS lower.....
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 7:31:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Well, you still have the backup disk, right?



Can you rephrase that question in English please. (read )
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 7:36:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KA3B:
I have it.
You want it back?
Buy an SNS lower.....




Keep the sonofabotch.

O/T- I have a crazy Aunt. We all have a crazy Aunt, mine is certified, or should be.

Two computers ago, I was back in Ohio, and I was telling about a computer issue, that I thought was firewall related.

My crazy Aunt said in a deadpan voice, "Its not your firewall, I have your firewall at my house", to which I quickly responded, "Well I will stop by and pick it up." Needless to say my other Aunts found no humor in my witty retort. "CavVet, we dont encourage her".

"Aunty, I dont fight her. Besides, if she has my firewall, I want it back damnit."



Now, can this thing be recovered or am I sol???
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 7:36:52 PM EDT
DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT, just give up and reformat the drive !!!

I have had this same thing happen MANY times over the years and more often than not, it's only the FAT that's corrupted.

Get a geek to look at it for you. This isn't something you want to dick around with yourself, unless you have uber-skillz

It's NOT particularly difficult to repair, but certainly not your 'do-it-yourselfer' territory.

I'd hazard to bet that's all that's wrong.

Good luck !

Link Posted: 8/19/2005 7:44:39 PM EDT
(1) Do NOT try do do anything to the drive.

(2) PM inbound.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 7:45:20 PM EDT
(1) Do NOT try do do anything to the drive.

(2) PM inbound.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 7:57:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fizassist:
(1) Do NOT try do do anything to the drive.



I havent.


(2) PM inbound.


Got it! Thanks!
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 7:58:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fizassist:
(1) Do NOT try do do anything to the drive.



I havent.


(2) PM inbound.


Got it! Thanks!

Link Posted: 8/19/2005 8:04:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
There are 2 kinds of people in this world:


those who have lost data, and those who will.



BTDT too many times. I run RAID5 for my not-so-important stuff and RAID1 for files I'm not willing to lose.
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