I can see there is a big problem here. you say: "C:\ is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable."
If it is unreadable, how will you make a dead HD read?, so you installed another and it is F:? Sane all the date you can, get rid of the useless harddrive (C:), take to a repair shop and see if your data is retriveable. Because if that hard drive, your other one has the wrong letter. Do you have a zip drive also, for that can create the wrong letter. It should have been C: as the Master but you had used that letter already with a bad drive. You will have to reinstall your WINXP. When it starts, it should say C:\ I use B for my choice so I can delete everything on that hard drive first and format using the entire Mster hard drive.
I did not know exactly WHERE in the forums to post this question, so any suggestions for a better location this thread should be placed is welcome.
Well, my OS is Windows XP. I have two hard drives, my F:\ drive is my master drive that my OS is on, and my C:\ drive is a slave drive which contains all of my collected data. Recently I have been getting this error when trying to access my slave drive:
C:\ is not accessible.
The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.
I guess this means that all of my data is still on the C:\ drive, the C:\ drive is working correctly and healthy, but the access has somehow been damaged and I need to use some sort of Data Recovery Software to retreive it at which time I could reformat the C:\ drive for use again?
First, my question would be if I have all of that correct.
Second, I desperately need to know of a good Data Recovery Program that will help me out.
Thanks so much for all who respond with their expertise,