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Windows tried to "fix" my hard drive, now I can't access it.

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I turned on my computer today and saw a message along the lines that there was an issue with my drive. It said that it is best to fix it. I clicked fix and then realized that it would take hours if not days to "fix" the drive with 1.3TB of data on it. I canceled the fix and now I can't access the drive. I tried to go in disk management, but all the options that I have will cause the drive to be erased. It's still visibile from "My Computer" but it only says NTFS and have no indication of disk space or the amount of data left.
Any help?

When I try to open the hard drive from any program, it says "H drive is not accessible, access denied"
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It said you needed to "fix" the drive? Never heard of that before, but that might just be me. Do you mean chkdsk at boot? Have you run a virus scan?
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It said you needed to "fix" the drive? Never heard of that before, but that might just be me. Do you mean chkdsk at boot? Have you run a virus scan?

I don't really know what it was at boot. I just got a message from windows saying that my drive had some errors and that there may be some copying issues after. So I let it run and then canceled because it was taking too long. I haven't done a virus scan yet. What's a good one to buy/use for free?
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it could be your mbr is corrupted try restoring/writing
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Hello,

Did you get the "Do you want to scan and fix /X/?" message? If the answer is yes, that should mean Windows detected some file system inconsistency and attempted to run check disc. By the looks of it you now have a damaged MBR or partition. You could open cmd and run CHKDSK /X/: /F  where /X/ is the letter assigned to the drive in question. This will be the same fix that you canceled earlier and it will take some time. I have also seen users getting good results with partition recovery software in such cases. However keep in mind that there is a chance those tools won't help. You need to consider how important is the information on the drive. Data recovery services will be the safest way to get the data back.

Hope that it helps.
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