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Posted 25 March 2007 - 07:35 PM
Posted 25 March 2007 - 08:06 PM
I am currently engaged in a steep learning curve. I thought, I had the answer to a friends boot problem. I couldn't access the recovery console on their computer (they couldn't remember the admin password) I took the the hard drive home. They were getting the blue screen of death with the message unmountable boot volume. I managed to access the drive as a slave on my pc, it seemed to be ok so I tried to boot it as master and my drive as slave, it wouldn't boot so I changed it back. This is where my problems began, I now got the blue screen of death and since then have been unable to access my drive. What I thought was a missing boot.ini has turned into a severe headache. I have tried recovery console chkdsk,fixboot,fixmbr. Nothing works and I fear some very important college assignments are lost. I have set up windows on a borrowed drive and set the troubled drive to slave it shows up in the bios and device manager, but not in my computer. I hope someone can give me some hope. Thanks.
Posted 26 March 2007 - 05:49 PM
Posted 26 March 2007 - 10:11 PM
Posted 27 March 2007 - 02:19 PM
Thank you for your replies. I have seen no evidence that my HDD is faulty. I have tried some free programs. I can't get testdisk to work or findntfs. NTFS reader found an empty HDD so did hutil from samsung. I can't believe the entire disk has been wiped. How could this have happened? It's like really bad luck. I was checking a disk to see if it had failed and then mine failed too. That is some coincidence. I wonder if it was a virus. Does anyone know of any other good free programs, as I am loathe to shell out $89 to find that my HDD is empty. If the files are there, I don't mind paying to have them recovered.
Posted 27 March 2007 - 02:34 PM
Posted 27 March 2007 - 06:39 PM
Posted 28 March 2007 - 06:34 AM
Posted 28 March 2007 - 07:45 AM
My HDD shows up in CMOS and Device Manager but not when I click on my computer. It's totally weird what happened; a complete mystery; perhaps there's a ghost in the machine. I downloaded a demo of a program called R-Studio, and hey presto, after fiddling with the interface for a while, I managed to find the files; everything was there. I bought the program and I am in the process of recovering all the important stuff. I still think the drive is ok, and I'd like to find out just what went wrong, but I might junk it, and treat myself to a SATA drive.
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