Data in D drive is not showing

October 11, 2010 at 09:09:54
Specs: Windows XP, 1.6 GHz / 2037 MB


I got 2 hard disk. The secondary HD i put as D drive. The data is not showing up when i open the D drive. How do i solve the problem now?


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October 11, 2010 at 09:46:34

Were you able to access this data previously in this system or is this a drive you transferred from somewhere else?

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October 14, 2010 at 08:45:11

yup.. previously in this system..

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October 14, 2010 at 08:55:00

can you run chkdsk /f on the drive?
drive reported correctly in disk management?

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October 14, 2010 at 09:28:05

ermm... it said that in used for other process..

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October 14, 2010 at 10:32:23

Good. You answer yes to the question and then restart so it runs.

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October 15, 2010 at 11:04:24

i don't get it.. u see, everytime i start or restart my pc, it will automatically goes into scandisk and i still can't see the files in D.

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October 15, 2010 at 11:07:19

What is chkdsk's conclusion message say? If it runs everytime it does not sound like it is completing.

Specifically what command did you issue? chkdsk d: /f ?

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October 15, 2010 at 19:38:04


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October 16, 2010 at 00:52:57

Well don't despair. Even if there is some corruption on the disk and windows is unable to fix it, you can use recovery software to find the data. A useful cd with various utilities is Hiren's Boot CD. It has a few recovery utilities on it. One utility that works really well but isn't on that CD is R-Studio. There is a demo on their website that only recovers files up to 64 kb. It's not expensive though. However there are probably some freeware programs that work similarly. In short your problem might be relying on Windows to access a corrupted disk. You might need to use more sophisticated software. Software like R-Studio can work magic on volumes or files that seem totally unrecoverable. Even corrupted photos on flash cards, etc. It can recover a photo even when part of it is corrupted and windows or the digital camera will just choke and freeze and won't let you recover anything at all. Good luck and let us know how it goes, or if you need more help!

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October 20, 2010 at 04:54:32

beside the R Studio, is there any solution?

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October 20, 2010 at 08:00:02

both? how does that answer my question?
I need to know if you ran the command as I posted it and then what were the chkdsk results.

For example did chkdsk find errors and was it able to correct all of them?
Post the results of a chkdsk d: for review

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October 21, 2010 at 06:59:22

i can't even see the result.. it just gone in a second when i do it.

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October 25, 2010 at 22:26:07

i guess some system file have been corrupted which needs to be repaired. I would suggest you to try free download of Stellar Phoenix Windows data recovery software at

It will show you the preview of your recoverable data.

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October 26, 2010 at 07:55:41

great! is there any free software? the Stellar Phoenix Windows can recover but need to pay.. :S

sorry, still studying and not much pocket money. if i have extra, i wouldn't ask so much.

thanks in advance.

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