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Ok, can you run the following command :
chkdsk i:
It should give you a list of results for drive & file space. Post them on here.
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Here you go. What can you tell from that?

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I was hoping to determine the cluster size amongst other things, however it appears that the MFT may be corrupted.
try running the command :
chkdsk i: /F
This should allow chkdsk to fix any problems it finds.
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This "appears" to bring everything back up to where it should be, however I've been at this stage before. This was a spontaneous occurance after I had powered down and back up a few times and had saved to, and accessed the drive a few times.

What does this tell you? What's MFT?

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The MFT is the Master File Table, its the NTFS equivalent of FAT tables (file allocation tables used in FAT32).

It stores info about the file system, so if it gets corrupted, you may experience symptoms such as lost of free space etc

Your cluster size is 4KB which is fine

Run the command chkdsk i: /L:150000

This will increase the size of the log file from 65MB to 1.5GB. Its complicated to explain but if the log file size is too small & gets filled up, you may get problems such as file system corruption etc
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Lost2 please start your own post so we don't get things mixed up thank you.

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It's cool people I sorted my problem out, I hat to chuck in another western digital drive and force windows to scan all drives using chkdsk /f on startup to get it to realize it was reporting drive size wrong. Although I don't know why it didn't do it without the second drive installed.
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Cool, at least someones drive is sorted!
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