Posted 21 October 2008 - 12:01 PM
My second disk, a sata scsi drive, not my primary booting drive has suddenly failed to be accessible.
a cad drafting program I was running this morning crashed while trying to pull up some files, twice. so I rebooted.
now my drive (E:) shows up in "my computer" but if i try to look in it it says "your drive is not formatted, would you like to format now?"
of course I said NO.
and another reboot later still the same message.
I have no history of other errors.
I'm wondering the safest method to recover it.
I have 64bit XP professional.
and I have a second similar computer. I thought about mounting the bad disk in the other computer and tryng to mount the existing file system.
and/or downloading a disk copy utility. any recomendations there?
I dont want to make things worse. I have hundreds of Gb of files to recover.