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Corrupt/Inaccessible Partition. about 18GB of lost video.


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#1 Jayson201

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 12:22 AM

It may or may not be my error >.>
I have a 298gb Hard Drive (The manufacturer goes by 1000's, and say its 320. I go by binary, So its actually 298.)
With 4 Partitions. C: is 210GB, D: is 44gb, Y: is 4gb, and Z: is (or was) 40gb.
Yes, Y and Z. I chose those letters as not to confuse myself and my crappy computer.

I was using Partition Wizard Home Edition (love the program) to Turn Partition Z to 30GB and make Partition D 64 GB.
Reason for resizing was so I could make a new System Image (Which could take up to 54 gigabytes)
However, During the first resizing process, Partition Wizard stopped responding. I was going to let Windows sort it out, to see if it would recover...Nope.
I figured that Windows closing the program would just recover the Z partition to normal, but I was wrong again.
The Z Partition became inaccesible, corrupt even, according to Windows.

I had All 9 seasons of DragonBall Z, All Episodes of Dragonball GT, about 5 movies.
All totalling at least 18 Gigabytes.
My problem is, Everything on there is legal. I don't have the CDs for them anymore. I don't want to format the partition to fix it, because as much as I love using bittorrent, I dont want viruses, and I dont want the FBI at my door. and All 9 seasons of DBZ would take days to download, considering Im only on for a few hours a day.

Dragonball Z totals over 200 episodes. Dragonball GT I wish to finish watching...(Kinda wanna see Goku turn into Super Saiyan 4...)

Anybody know what I can do?
My favorite show :thumbsup:

Edited by ComputerTalk-Jayson, 04 September 2010 - 12:24 AM.


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Posted 04 September 2010 - 10:02 AM

You can try using Gparted to see if you can manipulate your partitions, or at least access the partition your move files are on to move them to another partition.

Here is the link to Gparted. http://sourceforge.net/projects/gparted/

Also using Linux UBUNTU Live-CD (downloadable from this link) allows access to hard drives and their associated files by booting to the Live-CD disk, the link I am providing, has a downloadable ISO image, burn the ISO to a CD-R disk using supported burning software, that burns ISO images to disks.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 10:24 AM

so I could make a new System Image?
its' actually not even recommended to make a system Image [for future emergency use ]on the same HDD as the system you are imaging,if the drive dies you have no image to use when you need it

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 03:33 PM

so I could make a new System Image?
its' actually not even recommended to make a system Image [for future emergency use ]on the same HDD as the system you are imaging,if the drive dies you have no image to use when you need it


I am 100% perfectly aware of that. I don't have any other means of storage for the image other than on this hard drive. Im not making it in case of hard drive failure, Im making in case of operating system failure. It's better than reformatting and having to start from scratch.

As for GParted, I'll try that.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 04:29 PM

Im so sorry guys...
I lied to you.
It isnt 18 gigabytes of (what was) lost video.
It was 21. :DDDDD

Thanks to Mr. Bruce, and Google, I put GParted on my flashdrive, and did a diskcheck on Z.

Weirdness = From GParted it could not do the check, however it (seemingly) secretly scheduled a forced one on reboot.
Scaryness = When I went to shut down from GParted, it made an annoying BEEEEEEEEP that (instinctively and/or habitually) made me pull out the flash drive and shut down the laptop the hard way...Scared the Crap outta me.
Epicness = 21 gigs of my favorite TV show and movies recovered...


Thank you again, Bleeping computer forums (and mrbruce and google)




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