troubleshooting Question

newer files gone - files on hd disappeared

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files on my hd before 1/4/06 are still there.   newer files are gone.   it is a 2000 server i was using periodically.  last week i installed a scanner and its usb drivers and updated the scanner firmware via the usb and rebooted to a error like can't find operating system.  i ran a fixmbr and a fixboot from recovery console but a simple dir c: results in can not enumerate directory.  nothing saw anything on the hd except for active partition recovery.  i ran the option to restore the copy of the partition table and put the drive in another system and ran file recovery.  files before 1/4/06 show up.  isn't that weird?  i ran the trial of ontrack easy recovery - it sees the same files -  those before 1/4/06.  so how are the newer files hiding?  after recovering the files before 1/4/06 (although I have a august backup of the whole disk and haven't used it a whole lot since then) I rebooted and windows ran an integrity check chkdsk on it and now it shows all of the same files that were recovered i.e. those before 1/4/06 ...  i think my next step will be to run spinrite.


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