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Windows 7: HELP: HDD crash

27 Aug 2009   #1
snuff

Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows server 2008
 
 
HDD crash

hey guys,
I just plugged an old 20gb hard drive in wouldnt let me access all the files due to not having the right privileges even though my account is the admin account any way went to change the owner of the drive to my account ( ive done this to many times ). now it started doing that and then all of a sudden something went wrong it got most of the way through it and then something poped up about if i have just changed ownership i had to re open the drive. now heres the problem after i clicked ok the drive was gone ( by gone i mean not accessible still shows up in explorer ) when i right click it in properties it says 0byes of 0 bytes use and 0 bytes of 0 bytes free now when i open comp management and go to drive management when i right click and go to properties it says the same as it did before i tryed to change ownership all the used and free space is correct.
what the hell happened is it just a corrupt ntfs partition and is it easily fixed as ive got a hell of alot of important data on there that i cant loose have an assignment due tomorrow and half the stuff i need for it is on that drive :s lol great timing huh. any way heres some screen shots to help out. cheers guys in advance for your help just to let you know im rather advanced when it comes to comps ive just never had this happen before and really dont want to loose this data soo yeah just want to see what you guys think it could be before i go messing with stuff and loosing it for good thanks again guys




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27 Aug 2009   #2
snuff

Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows server 2008
 
 

come on guys some one has to have some idea surely i mean it looks like the ntfs partition is corrupt but i just want to be sure before i start messing with things in case i loose everything for good
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27 Aug 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by snuff View Post
come on guys some one has to have some idea surely i mean it looks like the ntfs partition is corrupt but i just want to be sure before i start messing with things in case i loose everything for good
Snuff

Since im no fan of windows built in disk management, I would suggest a 3rd party app like paragon disk suite 2009. they have a free trial you could download and use to fix the problem

good luck

Ken
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27 Aug 2009   #4
snuff

Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows server 2008
 
 

thanks heaps ill check it out
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27 Aug 2009   #5
snuff

Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows server 2008
 
 

has any one else got any ideas while i wait for paragon disk suite 2009 to download ( currently on a 64k connection yeah i know slow as sh*t went over my download usage and my speed has been slowed down *sigh* ) its got 9 hours left * sigh* have to be at uni in 3 :s
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27 Aug 2009   #6
snuff

Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows server 2008
 
 

hey guys I WORKED IT OUT !!!! turns out the drive was fine id just wiped all permisions for my accout some how when change my self to the owner of the drive so i re wrote all the permisions and she works now thanks zigzag for your suggestion once it downloads i will deffinetly use that from now on instead of windows disk management
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27 Aug 2009   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Ouch. you are admin in win 7. If drive was in a diff OS, you aren't admin on the drive now.

Ken

Edit: congrats on fixing it. I was just being exceptionally cautious just in case.
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27 Aug 2009   #8
snuff

Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows server 2008
 
 

AAAHHHHHHHH that would explain it then !!! was an old XP partition. cheers any way man and thanks again for the tip on paragon disk suite
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27 Aug 2009   #9
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Snuff

Glad you got it working
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