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Harddrive has no Total size and Free space on my windows explorer

"Harddrive has no Total size and Free space on my windows explorer"

my 120 Gbytes Seagate Hard Drive can be detected but shows nothing when i try to retrieve my files. just wondering, where did all my files gone???? estimated 10 gigs of files.....gone.

Can anyone solve this???? thanks

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  • CyberWolf May 31, 2009

    for crapiemael : I didnt changed anything for a year now.



    for ksjon : there's a drive letter BUT....no TYPE, TOTAL SIZE and FREE SPACE


    chkdsk wont work, I already tried that before including the dismount first before performing chkdsk....actually, this harddisk has a slave a 120 Gbytes and both of them have the same problem.

  • Crap Iemael
    Crap Iemael May 11, 2010

    Have you changed motherboard or hard drive controller?

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Yes, probably this can be solved.

does the harddrive still have a letter assigned?

if so. go into command prompt (start->run->type"cmd")
when the black window pops up write:

chkdsk x: /r (where x is the letter assigned to your 120gb disk)


please reply if your harddrive doesnt have a letter assigned.

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