Hi all! I have a maxtor basics desktop external hard drive 1500gb (serial number 2HBEWCSY).
I defragged it successfuly (JKdefrag) and then shut down the computer and after i restarted PC again; I double clicked the icon on My Computer window and It says
"F:\ Can't access
File or directory corrupt and unreadable"
Hard drive is working (recognizing successfully) normally and i can see its icon on "my computer" and "Device Manager".
I don't want to lost data of all my years that i have worked to. I want to fix it (it may be a MBR or partition issue) before trying to recover my files from it.
On JKdefrag's website under the "Known Problems" they states that:
•Some data on an NTFS partition may become corrupted after you restart a Windows XP-based computer that uses a SATA hard disk drive. This is not a JkDefrag bug but a Microsoft defragmentation API bug. Microsoft have fixed this in XP service pack 3. Also see: Bugfix 941715
This is the problem occurs to me. My scan progress still continues, after it finishes i will let you know what happened. Thank you for your help again.
Note:Although I had installed Windows XP with Service pack 3, its so interesting how it would happened.
April 7, 2009 4:05:27 PM
I just blame MICROSOFT for this as i already have sp3 installed and this issue happens.. well
It seems like TestDisk program is my only hope now.. I will try to repair existing partiton/File allocation tables, Hope it works, If you got some advice for me, just type it. Thanks...