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well, at least i gained some knowledge from this haha.. ^_- I certainly have to learn a thing or two about drives.
thanks for the info...

Would you guys happen to know what on the drive gives windows access to a Drive ?

I'm wondering because now all of my files are completely accessible through testdisk but not through "my computer" So essentially i can just copy all of the files to a new HardDrive and reformat the old one.

I'm just wondering if there is a way to write whatever it needs to the drive to access it again through My computer. I was thinking Master Boot Record but that's just for operating systems :/

all in all i can't complain since i didn't actually loose my files. I better start backing up my drives
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post #12 of 17
Try R-Studio, sadly its a paid software but really easily to "get", and 99% of the dead drive i get at work can be recover by it, the software just awesome
post #13 of 17
Yeah, It shouldn't be a problem. Just Backup, format, then replace!
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Using GetDataBack on my Hiren's Boot CD has worked for me on many drives where they lost their partitions. i would recommend it
     
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well, at least i gained some knowledge from this haha.. ^_- I certainly have to learn a thing or two about drives.
thanks for the info...

Would you guys happen to know what on the drive gives windows access to a Drive ?

I'm wondering because now all of my files are completely accessible through testdisk but not through "my computer" So essentially i can just copy all of the files to a new HardDrive and reformat the old one.

I'm just wondering if there is a way to write whatever it needs to the drive to access it again through My computer. I was thinking Master Boot Record but that's just for operating systems :/

all in all i can't complain since i didn't actually loose my files. I better start backing up my drives
I wonder: could you create a new partition and then copy the files to that new partition using testdisk?
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Guys... Try to present your points without insulting eachother. If I have to clean again, it's going to come with infractions.
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post #17 of 17
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So just FYI... I got it recognized in windows !!

After fixing it a bit with testdisk i restarted. I Chkdisk ended up running and further fixing the drive so it would be visible in windows.

Thanks all for the help and suggestions ^^

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I wonder: could you create a new partition and then copy the files to that new partition using testdisk?
This sounded like a really interesting idea... well before i realized windows recognized it again
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