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Hard Driver Error Help

By dthover23 ·
A program recently crashed my hard drive in xp. The hard drive was my secondary back-up drive. No O/s is on this hard drive but there is a lot of personal data on it. Cmos see the hard drive correcly.
The hard drive is a 'jts corporation champion model c2100-2af'. 2000mb hard drive. And as far as I know JTS Corp filed for bankruptcy in 1999.

Various messages I've gotten

Scandisk from boot disk: stops at 38% complete, shows message 'scandisk encountered a data error while readingthe fat on drive D:'
Windows's exploerer XP: After clicking on drive, shows message 'drive is not formated. Do you want to format now/"
dos prompt: C:> f: 'data error <cyclic redundancy check>'
Chkdsk from Boot disk: c:> Chkdsk f: 'The type of the file system is fat. Error reading folder \."
Ontrack's system rescue disk, Diskfixer: Only sees my 40gb drive and my floppy drive.

A: & B: 3.5 floppy drive
c: 40gb hard drive (o/s XP, partitioned to 38gb)
40gb hard drive, same drive as c (o/s win95, partitioned to 2gb)
E: Cd-rw drive
f: 2gb hard drive (this is the drive I can't access)

I just need to access the files on my 2gb drive so I can back them up to my 40gb drive. And then of course I'll burn a cd with thesefiles.
I'm not sure on how to fix this.

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try to reformat

by rajelsa_umar In reply to Hard Driver Error Help

I think the last step to get your hard disk back id to reformat it. before that maybe you could try to scan it first by using other computer I mean your broken hard disk should be put in secondary slae

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Reformatting won't recover files

by TheChas In reply to try to reformat

Since the goal is to recover the data files on the drive, REFORMATTING is the worst thing to do.

What is needed, is a data recovery utility.

Check out the download 200 ways to restore a dead hard drive in the Tech Republic downloads section.
Chas

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your screwed

by djent In reply to Hard Driver Error Help

Why would you use an extinct 2GB HD, without backup, for data? The price of hard drives is so low its foolish not to get a "good" one. While your at it you might want to join the religous order of Backup, it might save your job someday, at least some money.

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