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You could run the chkdsk disk utility click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive or an easier way to run the chkdsk utility click start control panel administrative tools computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart have no input while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may further damage your computers operating system and hard drive hope this helps
You could run the chkdsk disk utility
click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive
or an easier way to run the chkdsk utility
click start control panel administrative tools computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes
automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart
have no input while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may further damage your computers operating system and hard drive
hope this helps
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Here is my best guess and strong suggestion. First do nothing else until you have your work off loaded to some other drive or media....and I mean do nothing....don't even turn it off until this is completed. Once that is done verify your work is there. Then learn to smoke or drink and sing hallelujah.
My best guess is you lost the FAT (file allocation table)...meaning it got (literally) zapped by the power failure (spike) which makes sense since it's continually being accessed. Lacie should have a disk diagnostics program on their website....that loaded onto a diskette or cd would be my first step. It will tell you if the drive is good or not. If good and after you have off loaded your files to a safe media then the fastest solution is probably to reformat and reload your applications then reload your files. I say fastest as (in my twilight years) I have almost (it's a pride thing) given up solving hard problems the hard way...particularly when they can be both hardware and software interrelated.
A couple of other points....uploading to the net your files (even if it costs) or using a bit torrent to transfer to a friends machine (pay for the other drive) or using raid (which I am not a big fan of) or copying them to a one touch....(possibly the least expensive solution (just start it at night...it's not fast the first time and do it daily). You have too much invested to get had by Mother Nature.
Why would I tell you this....well, there was the time I worked all night to finish some code and just as I finished (without saving once) and feeling satisfied I stretched back, extended legs and knocked the plug out of the socket. I also had a computer shop
wipe my disconnected spare duplicate drive at the same time they wiped my master. Today, and I have multiple large projects I work on (mine...not others), and despite more backups in more ways than you can imagine I am still subject to bouts of paranoia.
Lastly....Am not up to date with Mac but at some of the freeware sites I have run across utilities that might be of help. Trying to restore the fat (Windows keeps two copies) might be a possibility and I assume Mac has something similar. But I would only attempt this based on what the drive diagnostics results are....i.e. if you have more than 4 bad clusters it's probably not worth taking the chance of another major disruption. Hope this helps or at least points you in the right direction. Tango
Posted on Jan 25, 2008
Hi All had the same prob with my external drive and used a program called Easy recovery professional it worked for me .hope this works
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
I have battled this for a few days. Your mentioning USB leads me to a possible solution.
I had a 500GB drive and put it in the USB enclosure and could only see 128GB one time, 138GB another. I found that external drive enclosures have their own IDE controller chips with older ones limiting the size of the drive they are able to "see".
The best test is to internally mount the drive (perverts will read this differently than intended and risk injury due to shock!) to make sure it can be seen. If so then the next best step is to spring for a new drive enclosure, one that supports the higher capacity drive. It worked for me! My old external enclosure's IDE controller could not handle the higher capacity drive and the new one was perfectly happy with it. Good luck! - Andy C
Posted on Apr 09, 2009
Congrats, You got a nice virus. Its better you backup your drivers and data from ur root partition format it. reinstall your operating system and install avg 8.5 before browsing any of the other partition. I can surely tell u your task manager, registry editor or show hide folder won't be working. There is no permanent solution to this other than format. But beware don't browse other partition before installing avg 8.5. Your earlier installed antivir has given its way to virus its of no use. You won't be able to install antivirus or visit any malware removal virus site. welcome back.
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
I have the same problem ! I have created a folder in windows seven, and i have downloaded some possible malicious file, a .exe file, and avira did something to it, beacuse know i can't see my folder anymore. My folder is not hidden, i checked it few times in folder options ! From run > cmd i cand access cd Donwloads from D:, but if i isue dir command in D: i don't see the folder...
Posted on Feb 13, 2010
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