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70gb vanished from my harddisk

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August 4, 2009 2:13:09 AM

hello guys,i have a 200 gb sg hd,its total capapcity was 180gb,so i woke up 2day and poof,aroung 70gb arnt on the hd,i check the hd total capacity in properties,rather than reading 180gb it read 10.6 :S.


anyone knows what happened and what can i do?

thanks

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a b G Storage
August 4, 2009 2:28:35 AM

Chances are the HDD is failing. I had about 30GB "disappear" from one of my 160GB Western Digital about 3 years ago. Since then it has been "stable", but I only use it for temporary files.

Right click the HDD and select the Tools tab, and click Error-Checking to test the HDD. Chances are those sectors have failed and have been permanently lost.
August 4, 2009 2:44:23 AM

ahh k k,i will do that and get back to u .
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August 4, 2009 4:26:47 AM

Checking file system on F:
Cleaning up minor inconsistencies on the drive.
Cleaning up 386 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 386 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 386 unused security descriptors.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
Free space verification is complete.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the
master file table (MFT) bitmap.
Windows has made corrections to the file system.

113724103 KB total disk space.
19239364 KB in 18814 files.
7984 KB in 1986 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
95887 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
94380868 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
28431025 total allocation units on disk.
23595217 allocation units available on disk.

thats the log ,now the hd is partitioned into two,one is 20gb and the other is 108gb,now when i error chk i only get a log for the 108gb.
anyways do u see something wrong in my log??
August 5, 2009 9:21:04 AM

anyone???
August 5, 2009 10:11:25 AM

waelkd said:
hello guys,i have a 200 gb sg hd,its total capapcity was 180gb,so i woke up 2day and poof,aroung 70gb arnt on the hd,i check the hd total capacity in properties,rather than reading 180gb it read 10.6 :S.


anyone knows what happened and what can i do?

thanks


Download the MFG's diag's, but be prepared to buy a new drive.
a c 126 G Storage
August 5, 2009 12:01:23 PM

With severe filesystem corruption, the best approach would be to recover everything using read-only applications, and then reformat the HDD. After checking if the drive is physically ok, you can re-use it again.

But looking at the chkdsk some damage did happen to your filesystem.
August 5, 2009 5:03:16 PM

k thank you so much guys,for your replies,mostly appreciated
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