07-01-2005, 06:30 PM
Join Date: Jul 2005
I installed a 160Gb HDD in april. I installed the hard drive and got lazy. I decided not to partition it into different drives, like I usually do. But this is the first time Ive had such a large drive. And besides, I usually only partition it like so:
-C:\ for windows files
-D:\ for everything else
-G:\ my new 160GB Drive
I am an anime fan who likes to download anime quite a bit. I have about 85Gb of stuff on there I'd rather not lose. When I go to my "Disk Management Console" in XP it says the drive is Healthy, Active, and Online. But when I dbl-click the drive in My Computer is comes up with the error:
"The disk in drive D is not formatted.
Would you like to format it now?"
note: I've reinstalled Windoze on drive C: since then, and my G: drive is now D:
This is the error I got when my firsd HDD crashed. Almost like the file system is corrupt or something, but my Disk Management says its fine.
I have the demo of File Scavenger 3.0 and it can see the data on the drive just fine. But unless I buy the full version, I cant recover anything. And then I've only got DVD's and the free space on my other drives to transfer the files to. So I'm in a jam.
Can anyone tell me how to fix this without losing the data.