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Windows 7: hard drive error

17 Feb 2012   #1
whatfor

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hard drive error

when I got my latest computer I partitioned the OS drive into 2 partitions and used the logical drive to store data. I now am having problems with it. When I try to open this drive I get 'M:\ is not accessible. Parameter is incorrect'. The drive is showing a healthy logical drive in My Computer but is inaccessible. Any help appreciated


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17 Feb 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

What is the result if you go to a command prompt, change to the M drive, and enter this command:

dir /s *.*

Do you see a bunch of files flash by, and when it stops, do you see a numerical total of some kind?
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17 Feb 2012   #3
whatfor

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

What is the result if you go to a command prompt, change to the M drive, and enter this command:

dir /s *.*

Do you see a bunch of files flash by, and when it stops, do you see a numerical total of some kind?
when I try that I just get a 'invalid switch' message
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17 Feb 2012   #4
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whatfor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

What is the result if you go to a command prompt, change to the M drive, and enter this command:

dir /s *.*

Do you see a bunch of files flash by, and when it stops, do you see a numerical total of some kind?
when I try that I just get a 'invalid switch' message
With a space after the dir and after the s, but nowhere else?

Or just try dir *.*

A screenshot might help.
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17 Feb 2012   #5
whatfor

home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whatfor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

What is the result if you go to a command prompt, change to the M drive, and enter this command:

dir /s *.*

Do you see a bunch of files flash by, and when it stops, do you see a numerical total of some kind?
when I try that I just get a 'invalid switch' message
With a space after the dir and after the s, but nowhere else?

Or just try dir *.*

A screenshot might help.
no matter which way I try that from the command prompt I get 'invalid switch'

here is a screen shot. the problem drive is M
-drive.jpg


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17 Feb 2012   #6
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Uh-oh. That pic shows it as a RAW drive.

I assume you have data on it?

It sounds like a partition table error. Did you previously format M with the NTFS file system? And then put data on it?

It's probably correctable with the right tool.

You might get some ideas here:

RAW Drive

Or hope that SIW2 sees this thread.
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17 Feb 2012   #7
whatfor

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running testdisk now...could take awhile
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17 Feb 2012   #8
writhziden

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Sometimes running a Disk Check on the drive with both boxes checked will fix the RAW error, as well. This is the easier solution if it works.
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17 Feb 2012   #9
whatfor

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Sometimes running a Disk Check on the drive with both boxes checked will fix the RAW error, as well. This is the easier solution if it works.
I will give disk-check a try after testdisk has finished running. thanks for the info
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09 Mar 2012   #10
writhziden

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What is the current status of the system and the partition that was marked RAW? Any change?
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