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Hard Drive Wants to Format

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March 31, 2004 11:55:28 AM

I made a huge mistake when transferring files from one hard drive to the next. I am pretty sure I copied a Read Only file and now my hard drive which contains 200gb of info keeps asking me to format when I click on it or try to use it. Is there a way to restore this drive without losing any information?

I really need to stop using that "yes to all" button.

Sandbaggermb

ABIT NF7-S ver 2
XP 3200+
PC 3200 1G
Serial ATA 160G, IDE 250G, IDE 60G
ATI 9800Pro 128

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March 31, 2004 12:46:42 PM

Copying a read only file should not do that to a drive.
What version of windows are you using? Sounds like a partition has been corrupted, you can buy software that will sort this out.

P4 2.6@3.38
512Mb PC4000
2x120Gb 7200.7 in RAID0
Waterchill KT12-L30
Abit AI7
Ge-Force4 Ti4200
March 31, 2004 12:48:58 PM

I am using windows 2000 and could you give me some ideas on the software please?

Sandbaggermb

ABIT NF7-S ver 2
XP 3200+
PC 3200 1G
Serial ATA 160G, IDE 250G, IDE 60G
ATI 9800Pro 128
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March 31, 2004 7:41:48 PM

Go onto control panel, then click on Administrative Tools, from there select computer management and then click on the disk tab. If it tells you that your disk is unpartiontioned then you will have to get some disk recovery software (sorry I dont know any...try www.downloads.com) if it shows the disk as still being there then you have another problems.

P4 2.6@3.38
512Mb PC4000
2x120Gb 7200.7 in RAID0
Waterchill KT12-L30
Abit AI7
Ge-Force4 Ti4200
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