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#1 Noctropolis

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 12:12 AM

Hi, I was defraging my D: partition, that only contains files(MP3s and setup files), and somehow my PC restarted on its own during the defragmentation process :( Windows started up with errors and ran some tests and deemed many files "clusters" were broken or unreadable. I lost a lot of files, but the space is still occupied. Is there any chance i can recover the files? Thanx

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#2 wng_z3r0

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 04:22 PM

what is your operating system? if its xp or win 2k, try this: hit start, run, type in chkdsk hit enter and see what it does..... and i doubt it would work, but you could try a system restore to see what happens...

Edited by wng_z3r0, 25 February 2005 - 04:23 PM.

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 04:28 PM

sorry double post/..... oh and if nothing else, you could take the hard drive to your local computer shop to see what they can do... its gonna cost you some $$.... ONe more thing: i take it your system files werent on that partition?

Also try this:

go here:

http://www.quetek.com/prod02.htm

Download the floppy drive version of this utility on another machine, copy it to the floppy, take it to your machine (you do not boot from this floppy, you simply run the app from the floppy)... this insures that none of the files are over written with any of this program being written to your disk.

Run the normal search, and if not found, run the next higher search, if that does not work, go to the highest scanning and see if the files are found.

This is a demo copy of the retail utility. If you can find it with this, then there is a good chance at recovery. If you find it, and you want to try recovery, pay Quetek consulting $40, and they will send you a key to be used that will take the 32k restore limitation off, and allow you to restore your files.

I cannot stress this enough. If you find your data, do NOT restore it to the current disk. Put a secondary disk in the machine or attach a USB drive, something... write your recovery data to that location. If you write to the drive you are recovering from, you stand a chance of over writing what you are trying to recover!

Good luck!



the bad thing is its gonna set you back $40

Edited by wng_z3r0, 25 February 2005 - 05:06 PM.

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