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HDD problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by biosphere, Nov 4, 2007.

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  1. biosphere

    biosphere Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Recently i got 2 partitions in a single HDD (E: & F:)for data storage purpose. I realised that whenever i reformat the winxp hdd, upon booting up into winxp. It will prompt me errors in F: and advising me to do chkdsk. Upon doing chkdsk, it will always hang at a certain index causing me to reboot again. Upon booting up, i skipped the chkdsk this time round and i realised i'm unable to explore the files in F:. The weird thing is that the files in E: is still accessible.

    I need advise in retrieving the files in F:! Is ghosting possible??

    Thanks
     
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    It sounds like F is on its way out. If you cannot see the files, you can't copy them or ghost them.
    If E and F are on the same HDD, I would quickly back up the files on E, else you might lose them too.
     
  3. biosphere

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    Thanks for the reply. Did a scan on E and its fine. Now trying to retrieve the data using data recovery prog :)
     
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    Ghost will typically fail if you have bad sectors, but there is a option to let Ghost ignore bad sectors. Are you getting bad sectors?
     
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