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It looks like the MFT is messed up (A missing partition) You can try using Testdisk to recover it.
http://www.cgsecurit...g/wiki/TestDisk
Here is a walkthrough: http://www.cgsecurit...sk_Step_By_Step
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Hi, so I'm trying that right now. The quick search only showed 1 partition. Is that right? Should I do a deep search? I'm really trying my best to follow the walkthrough but I barely have a clue as to what I'm doing. =/ Help please?! 0.o

Oh and it said: Bad sector count.

Edited by munkeefurrball, 25 June 2009 - 05:18 PM.

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Check, if Recuva: http://www.recuva.com/ can see any files there.
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=/ Only pulled up cache files from Firefox... Any other programs similar to that? If only I could pull a few files off I'd be fine with reformatting.
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More tools: http://www.raymond.c...overy-software/

I wouldn't even think about any formatting, because it looks like the drive is bad.
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That's a bummer. I just needed it to hold out another 3 months. I messed with the settings of Recuva and it can pull up files that haven't been deleted. Saved my music collection and school stuff so far. Thank you so much for your help, Broni!
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That's pretty good news among bad news :)
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Quite true. Thank you so much for your help. I was able to save everything I needed. I'm going to try to format and see if I can use my laptop for another few months. But I've learned my lesson. Always back everything up.

Thank you! You're a life saver, in case no one's ever told you. =]
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You're very welcome :)
You can try to format. If successful, don't put any valuable info there, in case it crashes again.
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Recuva seems to be very effective. :)

Hi, so I'm trying that right now. The quick search only showed 1 partition. Is that right? Should I do a deep search? I'm really trying my best to follow the walkthrough but I barely have a clue as to what I'm doing. =/ Help please?! 0.o

Oh and it said: Bad sector count.

Bad sector count... that could be a physical problem.
I can help you recover your partitions if you are willing to try.

When you ask TestDisk to analyze your drive, what is shown?
Also, what exactly is written when you do a quick search? How about a deeper search?
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