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NTFS Records Lost?

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My name is Nicholas. I have 2 HDs. The primary, a Quantum 60GB contains the boot records for what used to be a dual boot setup. I removed the OS on the Quantum drive and so what remained is the boot records on the Primary Drive and WinXP on the Slave (Western Digital 30GB). I'm running NTFS on both HDs, Converted with partition magic without incident. However, I ran a defrag on the Quantum drive which also completed successfully. I then restarted my computer for the first time (I BELIEVE)after the defrag and was promted that there was a problem with... this is the part I forget. I know it wasn't "NTLDR is missing". But it may have said there was a problem with the MBR. So, I reset the computer and same thing happened which was to be expected. Then I disabled the Quantum drive in the BIOS, reinstalled WinXP on the WD HD (because the WD HD didn't have the NTDLR) in a new directory so I could restore the old one if possible. I started windows and tried to view the Quantum drive but it showed no data at all. Then I believe I re-enabled the drive in the BIOS, and when windows started up again, it ran a checkdisk on the Quantum drive and "Repaired" all sorts of things. I didn't think to stop the checkdisk because it was being run on "drive d" which USED to be the WD, but was now the Quantum drive because of the reinstalling and bios swapping and such. SO, I think I may have pooped everything up because now I can see the contents of the drive and it's nearly empty, only a bit of stuff checkdisk dumped in there. Any recommendations, maybe a diagnosis?
 
Thanks for reading this far, I would give all my points away for this one but I guess I only start with 125.
Nicholas.
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