Need some expert assistance here.
Please note that this happened when I was away from my computer and it was left on. My wife came back from work and noticed the following after she confirmed there was a power failure. So, I'm going by what the wife says:
1) After coming home, my wife noticed the power went out on our street. After turning the comp back on, a BSOD came up on the computer screen (I'm not sure what it said).
2) She turned off the computer manually and then re-booted....it went into some type of "Repair" and it recommended to continue, so my wife says yes and the computer did its thing.
3) After, re-booting all seemed fine, programs, files, internet was intact.
However, after I used it in the evening, I noticed that one of my partitions was missing. Upon viewing Disk Management and the partition structure in Windows, there was a section on the drive that says "Unallocated Space" of about 80GB. It appears in place of where the missing partition is supposed to be.
The missing partition is NOT the Windows partition (I can boot up no problem), but rather where I keep photos, videos, movies and my iTunes music library.
I've tried booting to GParted Live CD and when the graphical depiction of my partitions come up, it shows the same thing....my primary boot partition (C drive) and the Unallocated space where my D drive is supposed to be.
Next, I tried using TestDisk to see what was going on. After going through the "Analyse" command and Quick Search, it listed the missing partition, so I know it's still on the disk but Windows can't find it.
Also, I ran into a snag with Testdisk when I tried to "recover" (write) the new partition table saying it can't find the partition.
So, I'm at a loss as to what happened. I am 90% sure the partition and all my files are still on the hard drive but my table is damaged or corrupted.
Any suggestions on what I should do next?