hard drives repartitioned by ?
Posted on 2006-05-26
I have a slight issue that I would like to run by you. I have three data drives all 120 GB with nearly 90% capacity filled (coming from a Win98 system with FAT32). The objective was to copy the data from these three to three new 300 GB in a new system running Windows MCE with NTFS. Two of the drive developed the same symptoms, the 120 GB partitions turned into 6.4 GB partitions with the rest unallocated. The third 120 GB copied all data without a hitch. The data on the two strange ones do exist verified by running data recovery software. Looking at the drives I did notice a FOUND.000 directory with about 2 GB worth of files inside. I would like to know, has anyone come across such a situation? Could it be that the drives just happen to be failing and this is all a coincidence? Do you have any suggestions on repairing the disk outside of running data recovery? Thanks for your help and comments.