Hard drive crash but can see folders

By thewolfe
Aug 3, 2004
  1. Hard drive crash but can see folders

    I have a friends HD which won't start but I can see the folders and files as a "slave" drive but "Properties says there is "0" under size and I can't get into the folders.

    Is it "toast"? Any ideas to get some data off the drive?
  2. Goalie

    Goalie TS Booster Posts: 616

    1. What filesystem? EXT, Fat, Fat32, NTFS, ResierFS, MacFS....
    2. Have you run a disk doctor/scan disk utility on it?
    3. How about a partition repair utility (In fact, I might suggest this before #2).

    What were the symptoms of death?

    All of this info, what size the drive is, make/model/etc would be helpful in figuring out what the best approach to helping you is...
  3. thewolfe

    thewolfe TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 238

    Win98, FAT32
    Quantum CX
    Size ?
    He ran Scandisk, don't know if he ran anything else.
    Don't know about a "partition" utility

    I get "boot failure" and it was "clicking" which it's not doing now. Actually, it sounds pretty normal.
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