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Hard Drive Unknown Size Issue!

I have been searching online and have had no luck finding the solution to fixing the hard drive. It works normally as a 120GB and I changed the name to "Storage." and just a few days ago my hard drive changed to "Local Disk" with a total space of 511 MB and 255 free space. If I click on the hard drive it takes a while to load the drive and when it does it shows random files name such as "ω", "θô" and a bunch of squares in each file name. I have ran a error-check thru windows and it fails. I did a partition magic 8.0 Disk Check and it runs stating a few errors such as "Warning 2001 Fat copies are not identical," "Critical 501 cross-linked files were found." then brings up the window that "Error #7 Operation canceled by user." If anyone may know a solution to retrieve or fix the files it would be gladly appreciated of. If there a site I can be forwarded to, that may help also.


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    It is an IDE hard drive, with Windows XP operating system. I ran the CMOS setting and the hard drive is showing a 120GB WD. I ran the disk management and its showing " (D:)...Partition...Basic...FAT...Healthy...512MB...256MB...50%...No...3o...0%."
    In the bottom of the screen is "Disk 0 which indicates 111.79GB GB FAT Healthy." This is all the information.




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What type of system is this?
is the H.D. SATA or IDE?
What OS? XP, 2000, ect...

Have you checked the CMOS Settings... hitting delete or F2 ect...

Start here....

IF XP Right click on My Computer Click Manage, Click Disk Mamagement.. This should show you Fat and Health....

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