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#1 bgairborne


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Posted 16 September 2005 - 12:06 AM

I am new to the forum and new to PC diagnostics so I am seeking your help. In trying to clean up a computer with Windows 2000, I used ntfs resize to put a partition in the hard drive. The drive has some very important data on it. Previously it had no partitions at all and was full of viruses. (mistake) I wanted to reformat the computer without zipping tons of files so I used the resize tool. After defraging the drive and using the software, I cannot get the computer to recognize anything on the drive, even when the drive is put in another computer. I am told the drive is clean, has no partitions, and no file systems.
But I think (hope, prey etc...) the data is still on there, I just can't access it. Does anyone have an idea on what I can do?
Any help would be worth its weight in gold.

Thank you,

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 12:43 AM


NTFS is a high-performance and self-healing file system proprietary to Windows XP 2000 NT, which supports file-level security, compression and auditing. It also supports large volumes and powerful storage solution such as RAID.
The most important new feature of NTFS is the ability to encrypt files and folders to protect your sensitive data.

Partition Recovery Concepts

Info here may also be helpful

Recovery Console overview

The Windows 2000 Recovery Console is a command-line console that you can start from the Windows 2000 Setup program. Using the Recovery Console, you can start and stop services, format drives, read and write data on a local drive (including drives formatted to use NTFS), and perform many other administrative tasks.

#3 stidyup


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Posted 16 September 2005 - 02:38 AM

Try Testdisk it's free.

Active Partition Recovery is a tool that I have used in the past to get data back, there's a demo version which will show you if any data can be recovered.

#4 Halfman


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Posted 16 September 2005 - 11:26 AM

Try Disk Director Suite. One of his direct duties is to solve this sort of problems.

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