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Possible for a Partition to Fail?

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I have my WD Caviar black 1TB partitioned into 200gb and 800gb. My computer is running fine but I just went to open something from the 800gb partition and it says 800gb of 800gb free. And it just has 2 leftover folders with nothing in them. No one has access to my computer and the only thing I did today was install XSplit Broadcaster (for streaming starcraft 2) anyone have any thoughts? Luckily I didn't have anything too valuable on that part of the drive but I still lost a LOT of stuff. A system restore will only effect the C drive I believe which has windows on it.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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If you want storage, i seriously recommend a decent external hard drive. I am not sure what happened to this partition, but the idea of losing files is not good. WD MyBook 500GB is a decent choice.

Good Luck!
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Yea I actually have 2 nice externals that I use for storage. I had stuff on this partition for ease of access as well as a few Apps that I didn't need on the smaller partition.
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Yes it is possible for a partition to fail. Download UBCD, create the self booting disk, then boot to it and go to recovery and see if TestDisk tells you anything about the partition. Hopefully it's only a corrupted MFT or something similar. If that doesn't work try Recuva to see if it can recover the files to a different drive.
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