I currently use Avast Internet Security and last week, I did a "boot time scan" for viruses. I have 2 hard drives - Drive C which is my Main boot drive with Windows 10 on it and Drive D which I used to use as my main hard drive until I ran low on space. Both drives have a version of Windows on them - C is Windows 10 and D is Windows 7. I never figured out how to erase the Windows 7 off Drive D, so at boot up, it asks which drive I want to use. Well, I haven't used drive D for a while and last week during the boot time scan, Avast had found files with "data errors" in them, but I didn't think much of it, until since then when I boot up my computer in the morning, I have a screen come up saying "Windows is fixing Drive D" and today I noticed that while Drive D is seen, it no longer shows the used space and free space data on the This PC screen.
Turns out that when I try to access the drive, it now says I must reformat the drive in order to access it. What the hell? Drive D has Windows on it and files that I need to get off of it before reformatting it and losing everything on it. How can I get into the drive without having to reformat it - or am I screwed? What happened to the drive that now windows cannot access it?
I appreciate any help given - the files on Drive D are really no huge deal - I forget whats on there, but I don't want to lose data I may need in the future - I just want to verify I don't need anything from it before formatting it if at all possible.