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Possible HDD failure?

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I recently put this 250gig ata100 hdd into my new computer build with about ~200gigs of partition space saved onto it. When I installed windows it did this orphaned file recovery thing that probably ran a good hour or so before the actual windows installation. Windows installed in a remarkably small amount of time. Everything was fine.

Recently I wanted to clean up the media partition and get rid of some stuff. I deleted everything I didn't feel was useful and then categorized everything except for one folder. I moved all my shows into one folder, all my movies into another, and then all my software into its own folder. That leaves me with four folders in my media partition. Three folders don't give a correct reading in size and 90% of the files give me an access denied pop up. The folder that doesn't do this is the one that is still in its same respective folder and was never moved in the first place. This leads me to believe that the data is still there, just the file paths aren't right. When I check my media partition the sizes are correct, but the folder sizes are not.

I've tried defragging, but didn't really do anything.
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so, should I just accept my loses and just redownload what I think was important since I really only lost a bunch of tv shows/movies? seems nobody knows whats going on.
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