HDD suddenly not formatted?

  staples printer cartridge 18:02 26 Jan 2007
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I have my main HDD set up as RAID 0 and then a spare IDE which contains all my music and photos; these are backed up separatley using TrueIamge 10. Suddenly I cannot access my music/photos drive - in My Computer it it seen by the computer but is telling me that it is not formatted and asks if I want to format it now. Any ideas anyone? I have checked the integrity of the backup file on my external HDD using True Iamge but am reluctant to say yes to a format before I have explored other possibilites - like why it has happened in the first place.
I don't know if it is relevant but I recently (last 3 days) installed diskeeper Home 2007 on a trial basis; I have tried system restore to before this install to no avail.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:57 26 Jan 2007

damaged master boot record.

Try
from a command prompt

type fixmbr D:

where D is the letter of your second drive.

  staples printer cartridge 19:01 26 Jan 2007

sorry but do I need to do this be rebooting or can I use the command prompt from within windows; also do i type fixmbr D: or do I type type fixmbr D:

Lastly when I use command propmt from within windows it puts me in C:Documents& Settings\My documents - do I need to run it from this location or cd.. back to just C:?
Thanks
Ian

  staples printer cartridge 19:02 26 Jan 2007

that's my ignorance by the way......

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:32 26 Jan 2007

My mistake looks like you will have to run it from recovery console click here

  staples printer cartridge 20:14 26 Jan 2007

Thanks for the link but I followed the instructions and when I entered "fixmbr D:" at the system prompt nothing appeared to happen; it just went to C:. So I typed exit and rebooted and the problem is still there. Any other thoughts?
Oh, I tried fixmbr D without the colon just in case; one thing the instructions state to type fixmbr [devicename] - do I need the square brackets?
Ian

  staples printer cartridge 16:59 27 Jan 2007

didn't format,just used Acronis backuyp from last week and it is fine. Thanks for youe help
Ian

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