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Could it be Autorun? But I can't find it

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#1 desperateforhelp


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Posted 17 April 2010 - 05:44 PM

Hello, I am new to the forum and would very much appreciate your time and expertise. My situation is almost identical to another poster in that I took my external drive home from the office and found one of the partitions to be completely unreadable.

The drive partition shows that there is 205 GB of used space but all I have is one 32kb file named as follows:


I have tried all of the suggested solutions and nothing seems to work. I am on a Windows 7 machine and have tried to run flash_disinfector.exe both normally and in compatability mode from the desktop, but nothing happened. I also installed and ran "Autorun Eater" by Old Macdonald and that did not seem to do anything either. I have run check disk from the cmd prompt and get this:

The type of the file system is NTFS.
The first NTFS boot sector is unreadable or corrupt.
Reading second NTFS boot sector instead.
The volume is in use by another process. Chkdsk
might report errors when no corruption is present.
Volume label is MASTER DOCS.

WARNING! F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
426432 file records processed.
File verification completed.
243 large file records processed.
0 bad file records processed.
0 EA records processed.
0 reparse records processed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
70 percent complete. (427794 of 478912 index entries processed)

It then states it cannot complete in read only mode.

Errors found. CHKDSK cannot continue in read-only mode.

I have also looked for autorun.inf, and get this:

'autorun.inf' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.


I have tried to attrib an autorun.inf file and it says not recognised.

I have run AVG and Malwarebytes and neither can read the drive - they think that there are only two folders and no infections are reported.

Please help if you can. The data is clearly there but I cannot get access to it at all. I have tried the registry edit suggestions and all entries are showing the checked value at 1 (which I think is what it should be)?

Any ideas, please? Have I had it?


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Posted 18 April 2010 - 12:08 PM

I really would appreciate some ideas - many thanks

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