After switching of the sockets at the main fuse box (don't ask) my newly installed (2 weeks old) slave drive, 250GB, has gone missing. Long before the power went off I was copying a movie from a DVD to my slave drive (which had over 60GB of movies yet to be burned to DVD). I rebooted my PC and tried to access the second (G:) drive. My PC hung for a minute and went an 'iconless' desktop and showed a message re: a file missing on G:. I clicked OK and my DVD-Rom and my DVD-RW drives went missing. I rebooted and the 2 latter drives were 'found' automatically but the 2nd (G:) drive was not. It is not recognised at boot-up by the BIOS nor can I AutoDetect it. It is also not visible in Disk Manager. The only thing I have not done is see if it is visible as a partition in FDisk. Any ideas? Surely a drive nowadays can withstand a switch off. All my PC equipment is on a Surge Protector.
I lost Two partitions on My drive, other day after running Windows update on My Win98 computer. I downloaded Testdisk.exe and put it on a floppy disc started with a Windows 98 Floppy start disc and then changed the disc to the Testdisk. and I managed to sort it but if you are Win 2000 or XP it can be run from Windows if you download the correct file
I started to use Boot floppies to access FDisk to see if I could see the 'missing' partition and during the 4th floppy I got a message saying a file was corrrupt and to reboot. Upon rebooting the missing partition is no longer missing. These PC's will be the death of me yet !!!
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