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I encountered a problem recently that I have not been able to fix using an array of tools. I used Norton Disk Doctor to scan my hard drives upon restart, so I restarted the PC. It scanned all the drives except the C drive(which is partitioned into a 10GB main and 50GB secondary), and when it got to that drive, it locked up, so I had to restart. After restarting it would not recognize the drive. To make a long story short, I narrowed the problem down to a corrupted partition table. I ran a program called iRecover, and it managed to get some files from the 10GB partition, but it cannot get any files from the 50GB partition. Is there a tool out there that can fix my partition table or some way to do it manually? I am really in a bind as it has a lot of important files on the 50GB partition. Thank you for any help!

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ouch

that is why you NEVER trust a hard disk. always keep your backups. keep them current, and safe, and fed. ok, dont feed them but i had to say it. to all of you with hard disk issues, and to all of you who still have yet to have one, i say this:

Hard disk manufacturing companies are 10 times more worried about speed than they are about accuracy. they also claim to have a "less than one percent" failure rate, which may sound good, but multiply .6% times the number that has been made, and that leaves a ton of bad hard disks out there. i have had more than a "less than one percent" failure rate. I havent even ever owned more than 50 hard disks in my life, and i would have to say i have had at least 10 of them fail on me, and half of those were very new. sounds more like a "more than 20 percent" failure rate to me. lol. but maybe they dont like the way i make them go to bed early, and maybe the arent getting a big enough allowance, and they are unhappy? HAHA.

Sorry, I'm babbling again.....
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There are tools, but the bad news is that they're stick shift, not automagic transmission. :) You have to really know what you're doing, and you may be able to fix the partition table. OTOH, it's impossible to know the total extent of the damage, so it's not possible to predict if this is the only damage.
 
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