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Old 03-10-2006, 02:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,
Starting from a few days ago Evry time i click on my Slave drive it gives me the following Error:
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 The disk in drive D: is not formatted, do you want to format it now?"
How do i fix it without formatting it? I have last 5 years wort of pictures on it that are not backed up (what a dummy)

Thanks a million
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Old 03-10-2006, 03:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try to Google for some hard disk data recovery tool.

Also, can you access the current partition in the Safe Mode, or outside windows, (i.e. via windows boot disk repair console; Linux; anything else)?
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Old 03-10-2006, 04:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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^seconded. Google or search the forum for some tools that will recover data. Somehow your drive has become corrupted so its not reading that a partition is there.
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Old 03-10-2006, 05:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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sounds like the file system is damaged youll need to use a data recovery software that supports recovery from currupted file systems ontrack easy recovery pro/data rescue pc/getdataback supports it , alternativly you can try your luck with chkdsk while that may fix it it may also make things worse
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Old 03-10-2006, 06:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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No i cant access the drive from a boot disk.
Any suggestions on a data recovery software, they all come in so many different variety... i wanna recover the file system as well as save the files that are on that disk. Thanks
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i alredy gave suggestions in my previous reply
a data recovery software will help you recover the files but it will not fix the file system curruption they arent made for fixing partitions errors , youll simply have to recover the files to another partition or hard drive and then format that partition so it will be usable again
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Old 03-11-2006, 12:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
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http://www.elpros.si/CDCheck/helplin...elpfn=overview
You can try a trial of this it works great i use it.
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you can try a linux live-cd. in my experience they can often read file systems that windows no longer will
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good idea , i recommend kanotix http://www.kanotix.com/index.php?&newlang=eng
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