Posted 09 September 2010 - 05:19 PM
Hello! i have a serious problem...
i was uninstalling an antivirus program, which made windows xp (sp3) restart itself.
by doing so windows made a restore point. during the boot-up windows stuck to a black screen
and i assumed it's because BIOS messed up the order of my boot-hdds, so i quickly disconnected the
external USB harddrive (which i also assumed was listed as the first boot-hdd).
the boot-up then continued (i didnt need to restart, so my previous assumptions were right)
and windows started normally. but when i tried to access my external drive it gave me an error
" J:\ not accessible. the disk structure is corrupt and unreadable. "
the disk was only holding back-up data (files) and was using NTFS. in the disk manager it now says RAW.
what can i do to get NTFS back on my external harddrive without loosing the files?
btw, restoring prior to the uninstall gives me the following msg
"changes made to drive J:\ cannot be reversed because the drive was either excluded from System restore
monitoring, or was turned off, or removed. "