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adillo13

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I recently lost use of my second drive (titled "E"). I can hear the hard drive working rhythmically in the background (every second or so). My "c" drive is still active. This has windows on it. I have zone alarm, AVG antivirus and spysweeper running. I have found no spyware. I recently ran a p2p bittorrent program, and wonder if I downloaded something that has caused this. I have tried to access the program, but it is on my "E" drive. Also, most of my computer now runs very slow. I cannot run AVG antispyware, the original is on my E drive, and when I install another copy to my C drive, it freezes. I have created a new restore point, and have used ATF cleaner. When I do a full scan of my system with either Spysweeper or AVG antivirus, I cannot access my E drive.
Can anyone assist me with this?
Thank you in advance.
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What happens when you click E in my computer? what do you mean by "I lost use" of the drive.

"When I do a full scan of my system with either Spysweeper or AVG antivirus, I cannot access my E drive." What do mean by this? Is there any way in which you can access E?
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Hello skeptic.
When I click on E, I get a message stating "The disk in drive E is not formatted. Format it now?"
I cannot run any programs that are on E.
Thanks
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Go to My Computer. Right click local disk E. Go to Properties > tools > error checking > check now. Check the two boxes and click Start. Let the computer run the entire process.
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I clicked on My Computer, Right click disk E, properties, tools, check disk errors, i checked both boxes, and hit start. The check disk local disk box grays for a moment, then disappears.
BTW, when I looked on properties. It says that the size of the drive is 0 bytes, and the used area of drive is 0 bytes. The partition (C is the other partition) should be 80 gig. It also says that the file format is RAW.
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Look at the make and model of the HD. Enter the manufacturer's internet site and download a diagnostic tool for windows. Install and run a complete test of of partition E or of the entire disk.

It looks as if the file tables were damaged and the computer is lost when approaching E.
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Thanks Skeptic,
Will do that today.
Adillo
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