Posted 09 February 2009 - 12:13 PM
My computer has really gone slow and I cannot access my C: drive(My Hard disk has two logical partitions,C and D)
The icon shows when I click on My Computer but when I click on C:drive the computer hangs for 10 mins or so and then it says C: drive is not formatted ,format it now.When I try to scandisk from cmd window D drive is scanned but I cannot scan C: drive,The scandisk program ends saying an error has occured.
Also When I run antivirus software(Avast Free) It says C: drive is not accessible.
I used a program Test-disk 6.10 ,it does show me the files present in C: drive.
I think I installed XP on D: drive(I am not sure) but Test-disk says that C: is the primary bootable drive.
It also seems to have system files.Though I am in a position to lose data on C: drive(as a last resort),I fear whether formatting C: would stop Xp from booting altogether,and I lose the data on D: drive as well(which is imp to me).
I also donot have another harddisk available.
Is there a way out without having to format.