Recently I was running a ngame that has worked fine for a very long time. Suddenly, this game froze and refused to give up control of my system, i.e. the entire system froze, right?
So when I restarted, everything on my computer was extremely slow and jerky compared to before, which struck me as odd. So I tried running that game again only to find out that it refused to run now. So I tried another program and IT refused to run. So I tried to see what was wrong and VIEW the files, but when I click on the shortcut to my F: drive (this is a slave I'm talking about) it asked me to reformat the drive itself! Clearly, I can't have this. And I can't directly access any of the files through shortcuts. It's as if windows thinks the drive is completely worthless...ah, the irony.
Is there a way I can get windows to recognize it as a formatted hard drive, or, if it really has to be formatted, is there a way I can retrieve certain files off of the drive before doing so? There are certain directories that I'm extremely reluctant to lose.
Any help would be appreciated!
Windows XP SP2
It's a Seagate 160gb SATA...4400rpm I think? Does that make sense or is that number completely wrong.
P.S. If this has been answered, a link to that topic would help. I leave for college in a few days and I'd love to have this fixed before I leave. Thanks again!