in short, i was cleaning up my computer when it restarted and came up with the message
the disk is corrupted and unreadable
or something very similar. So then i run a chkdsk using the windows disk, then a new error came up stating
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
I tried lots of things but it always said that the drive is corrupted/ unreadable. But i always had a spare partition, so i installed windows on that (which is working fine) but now im stuck. I realise that theres not much chance of me fixing the partition (d:\), but i was hoping there was a way of recovering some files. I read all over the internet for solutions, non of which worked...
Some stuff that might be useful:
under proporties it sais that d has 0 bytes used and 0 bytes free space - dont know if it means anything but what the ****...
also if i try to open d it sais
d is not accessable. The file or direcotry is corrupted and unreadable
if i try accessing it through cmd, it sais practically the same thing.
oh and btw i saw software out there that say they can recover files from/ even fix a corrupted partition. Do any of those actually work?
is there a free one out there? Or even is there a way i can do it myself?