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Mayday! Mayday!! Have an 80gig hdd. Had 3 partitions on it. Now one of them is not accessible. says drive corrupt or inaccessable. i think a virus of some kind messed it up. all my data is on that drive n i cannot access.... pls help!!

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If you are using windows explorer then i'd say you're pooched on getting the info out.
~~However~~
you could always attempt loading up DOS and finding the drive that has been lost. from there you can copy the info from that drive to one of the other partitions. if this doesn't work then the only other thing i could suggest would be to get a pro, or use an external back up drive with the "one touch back-up" functionality and see if that works.

but try DOS first.

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