Hard drive crash

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Subject: Hard drive crash
Name: Logan Swanson
Date: 2/17/2001 1:19:16 AM (GMT-7)
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Perhaps you can advise me.

I have Windows 98 installed on my "C" drive.

I have a second hard drive, which I partitioned into 2 hard drives, a "D" and an "E" drive. I had 9 gigabytes of files on the "E" drive, but no operating system installed. I use it as a storage drive. I installed Windows 2000 with a fat32 partition to the "D" drive. The installation was successful, and now I have a dual boot system.

However, all of the info disappeared from my "E" drive. Suddenly, a Windows "Recycle Bin"(which was not there before) and a top level folder, which was on my "E" drive before it crashed, now appeared on my "E" drive but can only be viewed as a Windows folder. When I try to view the "E" drive in MSDOS, by booting up with a Windows boot disk, or through Norton Diskedit, the "E" drive does not show up. I don't know if the crash was related to my Windows 2000 installation, but I'm guessing the "E" drive may have a messed up "fat table" or partition table.

I have run the utilities scandisk, fdisk, norton, etc., but they keep telling me everything is peachy keen.


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