The type of the file system is ntfs.
Unable to determine volume version and state. chkdsk aborted.
the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable
External Harddrive Samsung- 320GB.
chkdsk on win7 messed up my partition table I think.
Have tried to fix with Testdisk and active partition.
Looks like win7 really messed up my partition table. I would always use chkdsk on my xp all the time. But for once I got rid of that pc I was forced to try on my win7 pc. Always prompting me to do it. Once I did it took forever. Several days. I kept thinking about cancelling but the more abuse I took the more I wanted to go all the way. Maybe I thought if I cancelled it wouldve messed up the drive. When it finally finished it did like in xp delete bad sectors and replaced it with a updated table. Once it did that it wiped out the drive. Making it raw inaccessble. Getting the above message. I looked up the info. for several days online to no avail. I tried to mess with testdisk as much as possible without risking too much. Though I read many articles on it. Im not not an expert on it and still dont know how to use well. Mostly is not being able to understand the size section on which is the right one partition table to check and where to save the files as well. I read that active partition was really good. It looked promising so I tested it out. That also took forever and figured out most of the time searching on it was unnecessary. For whatever reason the quick search doesnt work much but the superscan takes forever. Once I got the tables working. I had several options. The one that looked best was a table that said poor. I tried recovering from it but it wouldnt do. I almost even lost my working table by deleting it trying to get the poor one to work. Then I had to resort to the search working table. Only one! It works and everything but now it randomly doesnt work sometimes when I plug the external hard drive. It doesnt pick up the partition table. So the pc doesnt read it until I do the active partition and recover it again.
Here the list of things Ive tried. All the chkdsk types, testdisk, and active partition. One of the things I figured could be wrong is the hex viewer I think they call it. If I somehow fix those numbers I can get it to work I think. Ive tried on active partition creating/ fixing partition table. Fixing the boot sector seemed unnecessary since it seems right. Though I originally that mightve been it. The recovering option is retarted cause itll format the recovering disc completely. I really dont want to go through the recovery process since I'm sure I can fix the partition table and get it work if someone points me in the right direction.