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    Computer Help Needed!

    Sorry for long post

    Have 2 HDD's in my PC, drives C and F. C contains windows and all program files, F contains documents, pictures etc.

    Both drives were working fine till PC crashed (1st time it has crashed in months), restart PC and now I have lost my F drive.

    I can still see the HDD in BIOS, and I can also see it in device manager and disk management. However it says its unallocated, not partitioned etc.
    I can uninstall and reinstall the drivers for it, but it just won't show up in my computer.

    Is there anyway of getting into the drive?

    Luckly I backed up all my photos yesterday onto the C drive, but I could still do with everything else thats on the drive.

    Any help would be great.

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    sounds like the NTFS or FAT partition has gone there is plenty of software if you google for partition recovery that will place the partition back in without losing the data

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    typical that i'm running Vista now, but i'm sure you can right click on the drive in Disk Management and load or assign it a letter. If the drive is being seen in both the bios and device manager then all should be fine although i've had moments where i've had to tell windows to assign it a letter.

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    Tried to run a partition recovery program, but PC locked up, tried to create a new 8mb partition on HDD but PC locked up.

    Any other ideas?

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    have you actually tried assiging the drive a letter? If your creating partitions on a drive that could possibly be perfectly fine you will loose data.

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    Don't think you can assign a letter with out a partition as the whole drive is unallocated. As soon as a recovery program starts to scan the drive, you can hear the hdd make a clicking sound and the pc will crash, only thing you can do is restart it

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    ok

    hmmm lemme think!

    i would start the pc up, boot it in safe mode. open the command prompt (start>run>cmd.exe)

    then type CHKDSK /F

    that should fix any partition problem you have.
    Observe the masses and do the opposite

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    thats my suggestion^^^^^^^^
    Observe the masses and do the opposite

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    Couldn't get the pc to give me a safe boot option, however when running chkdsk, it tells me it is a NTSF file system, but it can't run because the volume is in use by another process.

    Don't know what process because according to the PC drive F no longer exists

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    how about putting the drive in an external caddy and setting the jumper as a master then running error checking from disk properties, also if you cant get safe mode (F5 at boot ?) just turn pc off 3 times in a run when booting up and it will offer safe mode option next boot.

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