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One of the two partition of the hard disk cannot be accessed

My hard disk has been partition into two drives C and D using NTFS. C contains the operating system, D drive contains all files and data. The D drive now cannot be opened or accessed. My Computer shows drive D, but a defrag operation shows only the presence of the C drive, D rive does not appear at all. Apparently there is a disconnect from the Hard drive partition D. How do I access the files on the D drive. A system restore does not work.

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Try disk repair.
start - run, type chkdsk d: /r
also try - chkdsk c: /r
Good luck

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