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serious hard disk problem

By nani_amb
Oct 7, 2006
  1. i have a 20Gb Seagate, i set it as a slave (40Gb Maxtor being master). when i open "My Computer" it tells me that my seagate still have 5.75Gb of free space but when i browse it i only shows "My Documents" folder and "mydocuments.000" file (i moved My Documents' path to the Seagate drive).what happened? ..and what should i do?:(
     
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    If you've got nothing important on it reformat the drive
    use a free 3rd party disk wiper writer to write 0's or 1's to the drive
    try sourceforge for the application/program.
    Active@ Kill Disk is one such
     
  3. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    You could also get speedfan from the downloads section and use it to check out your hard drives S.M.A.R.T. characteristics for any problems!!!
     
  4. nani_amb

    nani_amb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for the reply..
    unfortunately, i have important files on my seagate worth 7Gb.. i ran windows checkdisk, it says.. "cannot recover files.. insufficient space.." when i browsed my seagate again, it showed "Found" and "System Volume Information" folders. i found recovered file fragments in the "Found" folder..how can i recover my files..?
     
  5. krismeister

    krismeister TS Rookie

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