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Drive has become unrecognizable

by metachuck / June 20, 2004 1:42 AM PDT

Hello. I've run into a little problem. I currently have 2 physical drives, C(30GB) & D(60GB). Not sure why, but now my D drive has become inaccessible, more accurately, the drive has become un-partitioned, and is now a raw volume. I am/was using about 59G of the 60G, but I can't get to the files unless I format and set a FS. Partition Magic won't work, and I've tried GetDataBack which has identified the files, and I think it recognizes the volume as a FAT32, but it doesn't help if I can't access them. If it's a hardware problem(which is likely) I'd rather not pay hundreds of dollars to recovery companies for some files that can be replaced(although tediously), but if anyone has suggestions I'm willing to try almost anything. Thanks!

"Screw the high road, I prefer the low-bridge!"
m-chuck

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Re: Drive has become unrecognizable
by rogleale / June 20, 2004 2:49 AM PDT

Hi Metachuck,
Download and try a freeware called PC Inspector File Recovery. It only works on FAT32, not NTFS.
Roger

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Re: Drive has become unrecognizable
by rogleale / June 20, 2004 2:53 AM PDT

Me again,
I forgot the URL :
www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=2463

Roger

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Re: Drive has become unrecognizable
by rogleale / June 22, 2004 2:35 AM PDT

Any progress? It helps everybody if you post back, succeed or fail!
Roger

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