Can't access 2nd HD after Virus Rep

February 7, 2009 at 19:06:10
Specs: Windows XP
I had a trojan get through all of my security and desktop firewalls. I found your site and was able to get rid of it, but unfortunately I had to do a system recovery since it locked up my system. Now I can not access my back up hard drive, it is being recognized in disk management but says it has 0 bytes free, 0 bites used and that it needs to be reformatted. Unfortunately all of my really important information is on there and I need to recover it. Help Please!

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February 7, 2009 at 19:51:54
GetDataBack is an excellent data recovery program.

The following are a couple that you could try first.

PC Inspector (freeware)

Zero assumption Recovery
The demo is limited
It will only recover 'up to' four folders per run
But you can make multiple runs

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February 7, 2009 at 20:13:50
Do you have at least SP1 currently installed?

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February 8, 2009 at 09:07:10
Actually I have SP2

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February 8, 2009 at 10:37:15
Unfortunately sometimes a second hard drive can be configured as a Dynamic disk. This is basically an extension of the primary disk. This means that the file system for that Dynamic disk is lost when the primary is reworked.

This is just a guess at this point.

You may have a different issue. Just thought I should point out the possibilities.

After the restore did you need to re-apply SP2? Was the restore to WinXP original?

Some things to try.

See if you can take ownership of the files/folders. Look at the link below to learn how.

Run chkdsk on that disk.

Run testdisk on that disk.

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