Yeah that coud be, i just run SMART and it showed some LIfe threatening attributes of the hard disc. HD TUne also found damaged sectors..... I guess its time to get a new hdd, this wa my momn had for 5 years or so, maybe longer a samsung one.
50 euros for a new one should do... its just for office and stuff.. thanks mate
Riccardo, of course make sure you're backups are solid. Then go to a command prompt (Start-->Run) and type: chkdsk x: /f) ...where x: is the drive letter of the afflicted disk. If Windows can fix it, it will.
If the partition table is messed up, I.E index is corrupted, you could get your files back. The system can't see where they are located, or possibly in your case, pointing to the wrong files (which is why you are getting different contends).
Try it. But SINCE SMART IS REPORTING ERRORS, replace the drive too.
At a minimum, turn on S.M.A.R.T in your bios. This will alert you at startup if there are any critical errors recorded in the SMART logs.
That is the best way to fix an index. Some recovery programs such as GetDataBack, or some more expensive ones will scan the drive for files themselves without the need for the index. If you really need the data, the program is pretty cheap.