Started up pc yesterday and chkdisk started, saying there was a corrupt file - I let this run on and windows started as per normal.
However when I tried to click on the backup drive it said it was corrupted. All my work is currently on there and I NEED to get this stuff off the drive!
I searched around for file recovery programmes like Restorer2000, Recover My Files and PC Inspector and all are taking over 10 hours just to scan the hard drive.
Now - when I click on the drive it just tells me that the hard drive is not accessible.
I have just checked in Disk Management and I can see the drive - although it saying that the Layout is "simple" the type is "basic" and the status is healthy. From what I can tell the capacity and the free space is the same (74.53GB) which means that my files have all disappeared!!!
Does anyone know of any file recory programme that can retrive my files?? I don't mind paying for the software, I just really need to get my work off this drive!!
Also - is there any quicker way of seeing if I can get these files? All the programes I have tried so far have been running overnight and are taking about 12-15 hours!!!