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Ok I'm hoping I didn't screw up too badly. When I bought my computer I partitioned it into two drives. One (C:) was my Windows and core files, the other (K:) was for all my work and personal stuff. I ran out of room on C: and went to merge the two using PartitionMagic and create a folder named Drive on C: with K's information.
Well it didn't work correctly. Now my XP is extremely slow to boot, explorer loads but does not display my start menu or task bar, and the only way I can browse my computer is through Task Manager. The folder Drive is displayed on C: but with no information, and at the same time K: is still listed as a drive under My Computer but if I try to access it an error pops up that says the drive is corrupt and unreadable.
Is there any way I can get to my files on the hard drive seeing as how I did not reformat or delete anything? Is there a way to access the hard drive as a slave disk and recover the information? Some of the work files are extremely important. I'm willing to try anything short of reformatting.