So a few days ago my laptop running Windows 7 died on me. I tried using an external hard-drive enclosure to recover my hard-drive files and then connected it to a different PC. After doing this two new drives appeared in My Computer (I partitioned my Laptop hard-drive many years ago to run two operating systems and later reverted back, so I assume one of those drives was probably just the 'residue' of that partition? Or, it might have been when I tried running a diagnostic check on my laptop before swapping the hard-drive into an enclosure? But I have no idea).
When I tried clicking on either of these two new drives I got the same error message for both: "F:\ is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted or unreadable"
So I searched the internet and running chkdsk seemed like a popular fix. So I did that on both drives and it worked for one. The drive it worked for was only MBs large and appeared to have nothing saved to it. The total size of the laptop hard-drive was 350GB. For the other drive, the one I assume all my files are saved to, the command prompt error read:
"The type of the file system is NTFS. Unable to determine volume version and state. CHKDSK Aborted."
I have searched for a solution but seem to have hit a dead-end or the suggestions are too complicated for me to implement (I am not nearly as computer savvy as 99% of the people on forums like these).
Have I lost all my data, is there any fixes for this?
Thank you for any help!
Edited by hamluis, 14 February 2017 - 12:52 PM.
Moved from External Hardware to Disk Management - Hamluis.