On my Maxtor 300GB 3.5" drive, I have two partitions. The 180GB partition appears as the Q drive in Winxp Pro Disk Mgmt dialoge and is labeled as "healthy" but does not show that it has a NTFS file system. Windows Explorer does not show the size of the partition and when I try see the contents, I get an error message saying the file system is corrupt and unreadable.
I have Ontrack Easy Recovery Pro, which can pull the contents of that partition. But in the past, it made a huge mess of it, saving the files with different filenames and ignoring the folder names, etc. IT is so messy, almost not worth using.
So before going to that last resort, I am wondering if you can recommend other software that could go in there and try to repair the corruption. Is there any hope in that area?
More info: this problem occurred just now after I had to unplug the computer because it was frozen due to an unrelated problem. The disk drive was in a USB portable disk container. When I rebooted, the problem appeared. Before that, the disk was running fine and being maintained by Diskkeeper 9. So I am hoping that perhaps this is due to a minor software issue that could be corrected with the right software. Is there anything out there smart enough to go in there and iron out the corruption?
I also have the following software: BadCopyPro and DiskKeeper Pro v. 10.