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Unable to Read D Drive Partition

by dr95437 / January 4, 2007 1:57 AM PST

Recently, I was defragging my D partition (NTFS) on my 250GB HD - Sony Vaio PCV-RZ56G that is running XP Media Edition 2004 with Norton Systemworks 2006. When the program was 96% done, it hung up and would not finish. After sometime, I restarted the computer - and then I was not able to access the files and programs on the d drive. I had all of my mp3, photos, word doc's, and quicken files on it.

Also, since I had loaded Norton onto the d drive, that meant I had to reload it back onto the c drive. I would really like to recover it. Any ideas?

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Try ZAR and
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 4, 2007 2:04 AM PST

PC FILE INSPECTOR. See which finds the most and decide what to do next.

With ZAR it's only a financial decision of "Are my files worth it."


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And Have You Tried Running 'Error Checking/Chkdsk' ?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / January 4, 2007 2:41 AM PST

Although running such a program also could cause more damage to corrupted files should you need to recover them, it sometimes can fix minor problems with a few corrupted files? It's worked for me in some situations such as your's.

Open "My Computer", RIGHT click on the "D Drive" icon, choose "Properties", then click on the "Tools" tab. When that loads, in the "Error Checking" section, click on the "Check Now" button, then place a CHECK mark in both boxes and click on the "Start" button. You will probably need to restart the computer and let the disk check check the partition.

If the "Properties" window won't come up, you can try running the command below from a command window:

chkdsk d: /f /r

Hope this helps.


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