Is there a program that will reconstruct an NTFS file?
December 18, 2004 11:30 AM   Subscribe

WindowsXPsupportfilter: Wow. My hard drive is all kind of messed up. Looking for a program that will reconstruct an NTFS file partition. (more inside)

My 120 gb hard drive crashed and I had to reformat and reinstall the first partition, C, and now the second partition, D, shows up as unformatted. Any suggestions how I get my 85 gb MP3 collection back?
posted by monkeyman to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
I take it you've CHKDSKed it?
posted by ed\26h at 11:57 AM on December 18, 2004

Response by poster: yes
posted by monkeyman at 5:37 PM on December 18, 2004

Boot with Knoppix, and see if the D drive is recognized. I'm short on time now, so I can't give complete directions, but downloading the latest version of Knoppix will be a good idea.
posted by bh at 7:12 PM on December 18, 2004

What did you use to create the two partitions in the first place? Also, is the second partition actually showing up as an unformatted partition, or is it showing up as unpartitioned free space? Lastly, when you reformatted your C: partition, did you do a quick format or a full format on it?
posted by flabdablet at 9:49 PM on December 18, 2004

Response by poster: The partitions are the two I made when I first installed windows on the new hard drive. The second drive does show up as an unformatted drive in windows. It was also detected as a partition when I reinstalled XP. When I reformatted C:, I did a quick format.
posted by monkeyman at 2:51 AM on December 19, 2004

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