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An Empty Drive

Here is where it becomes evident this hard disk is experiencing trouble. There's actually 22GB of data on this disk with which the user had been working.

Yet, when connected to a properly functioning Windows system, the drive reads as containing no data, as shown here. Obviously this hard disk, when placed in another system, would fail to boot. Even if it were only a data drive, Windows finds no files (as evidenced by the 0 objects and 0 bytes status bar counters).

By Erik Eckel

Erik Eckel owns and operates two technology companies. As a managing partner with Louisville Geek, he works daily as an IT consultant to assist small businesses in overcoming technology challenges and maximizing IT investments. He is also president o...