|Hard Drive partition, or rather the data it used to contain, is not detected on my PC.|
I partitioned the physical drive as follows:
Op System (C:) - 20 GB,
Apps (D:) - 40 GB,
Games-Installers-Music (E:) - 80 GB,
Steve's Documents (F:) - 20 GB (give or take a couple of MB's on each partition).
The logical partitions D: and E: are okay, too, I do have trouble with the last one (F:). And it is where I have redirected the "My Documents" folder, as it has more sensitive information, like personal, private data, translation jobs and so forth.
Windows shows the drive letter (F:) correctly, but the volume label has been replaced by "Local disk" - actually "Helyi lemez" (my OS is in Hungarian). The drive is not accessible, an error window comes up, saying, of course everything in Hungarian, but to this effect:
X Drive F:\ is not accessible.
The parameter is incorrect.
Well, it's far from being okay! (You might have seen this one, though.)
It happened to me already a while back, I just can't remember the exact steps that had to be taken. It had to do with disabling the system restore point creation, and "Safe Mode", but of course I forget where I misplaced the procedure's description. Must be on the darn (F:) drive! :D
I believe it happened after defragmentation back then, just like it might be the case right now. Or a virus?
I own a licenced copy of Ashampoo HDD 2 (Version 2.09). When trying to analize drive (F:) it says "There is no media in this drive."
Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery Wizard tells me, that drive F has an NTFS file system, volume size is 9.91 GB, and free space is 9.91 GB. No bad sectors. Having scanned the drive, it looks like this:
Total 9.08 GB in 24562 files in 1775 folders.
Everything seems to be there.
Thank you in advance,