folder content disappear



Pissed user
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
A few days ago i reinstalled windows XP on my computer and chdsk corrupted my
dives that were over 128 gb.

So i added SP1 rebooted were it tried to repair my drives a second time
increasing the problem a bit but that was it. So i thought that now was the
time for recovery.

I still had about 100 gb free on one of these 250gb Hd so i left the one
with the important data completely untouched and i started dumping everything
i gould get back on these 100 gb left to burn them later.

During this process, wich lasted a couple of days everything went well so i
really thought that everything was back in order. But suddenly when i tried
to copy paste one folder from my untouched drive to my dump one windows said
that the drive couldnt be accessed because it was corrupted. Smelling danger
i immediately proceeded to install nero and rebooted to burn all the stuff i
had saved before an other unforeseen problem arise.

During the reboot sequence windows said that it wanted to repair my drive
once again. this time i didnt let him of course.

When i rebooted, my dump drive seemed ok but it wasnt. The folder with the
stuff to burn was there but completely empty while the other folder with the
unchecked stuff couldnt be accessed because it was corrupted.

What i dont get is that i didnt do anything except save and copy files, what
happened to make stuff that worked perfectly suddenly disappear.

Is there some kind of hidden maintenance program that is screwing up
everything? I have used 1 250 gb Hd for over a year now without ever
encoutering any problem but now nothing work and im pretty desperate. Should
i let windows do the repairation?

I scanned the dump drive with get data back and once again i discoved that
many files i could save were just no longer working while others were
perfectly fine. This time it seem that it the file system that got wiped out
since i discovered one of the broken file was a part of an other file.

What can i do? will there be others problem that i cant imagine? Should i
stop using HD's over 120 gb?

Ted Zieglar
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
"Is there some kind of hidden maintenance program that is screwing up
everything?"

Look in the mirror. XP Gold didn't support large disks.

--
Ted Zieglar
"You can do it if you try."

"Pissed user" <Pisseduser@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4AB46376-7A67-4B18-83A0-5A565EAED5D9@microsoft.com...
> A few days ago i reinstalled windows XP on my computer and chdsk corrupted
my
> dives that were over 128 gb.
>
> So i added SP1 rebooted were it tried to repair my drives a second time
> increasing the problem a bit but that was it. So i thought that now was
the
> time for recovery.
>
> I still had about 100 gb free on one of these 250gb Hd so i left the one
> with the important data completely untouched and i started dumping
everything
> i gould get back on these 100 gb left to burn them later.
>
> During this process, wich lasted a couple of days everything went well so
i
> really thought that everything was back in order. But suddenly when i
tried
> to copy paste one folder from my untouched drive to my dump one windows
said
> that the drive couldnt be accessed because it was corrupted. Smelling
danger
> i immediately proceeded to install nero and rebooted to burn all the
stuff i
> had saved before an other unforeseen problem arise.
>
> During the reboot sequence windows said that it wanted to repair my drive
> once again. this time i didnt let him of course.
>
> When i rebooted, my dump drive seemed ok but it wasnt. The folder with the
> stuff to burn was there but completely empty while the other folder with
the
> unchecked stuff couldnt be accessed because it was corrupted.
>
> What i dont get is that i didnt do anything except save and copy files,
what
> happened to make stuff that worked perfectly suddenly disappear.
>
> Is there some kind of hidden maintenance program that is screwing up
> everything? I have used 1 250 gb Hd for over a year now without ever
> encoutering any problem but now nothing work and im pretty desperate.
Should
> i let windows do the repairation?
>
> I scanned the dump drive with get data back and once again i discoved that
> many files i could save were just no longer working while others were
> perfectly fine. This time it seem that it the file system that got wiped
out
> since i discovered one of the broken file was a part of an other file.
>
> What can i do? will there be others problem that i cant imagine? Should i
> stop using HD's over 120 gb?

Pissed user
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Sorry but i only know indows XP home and pro never heard of your gold thing.

SEcond according to this
http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=928&p_created=1049320914&p_sid=1ZSPvaFh&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPSZwX3NvcnRfYnk9JnBfZ3JpZHNvcnQ9JnBfcm93X2NudD03NzAmcF9wcm9kcz0mcF9jYXRzPSZwX3B2PSZwX2N2PSZwX3BhZ2U9MQ**&p_li=&p_topview=1

windows XP does support HD larger then 128 Gb as long as they have SP1

Third if it didnt how come the files were perfectly fine and suddenly after
a reboot they are all gone?

"Ted Zieglar" wrote:

> "Is there some kind of hidden maintenance program that is screwing up
> everything?"
>
> Look in the mirror. XP Gold didn't support large disks.
>
> --
> Ted Zieglar
> "You can do it if you try."
>
> "Pissed user" <Pisseduser@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:4AB46376-7A67-4B18-83A0-5A565EAED5D9@microsoft.com...
> > A few days ago i reinstalled windows XP on my computer and chdsk corrupted
> my
> > dives that were over 128 gb.
> >
> > So i added SP1 rebooted were it tried to repair my drives a second time
> > increasing the problem a bit but that was it. So i thought that now was
> the
> > time for recovery.
> >
> > I still had about 100 gb free on one of these 250gb Hd so i left the one
> > with the important data completely untouched and i started dumping
> everything
> > i gould get back on these 100 gb left to burn them later.
> >
> > During this process, wich lasted a couple of days everything went well so
> i
> > really thought that everything was back in order. But suddenly when i
> tried
> > to copy paste one folder from my untouched drive to my dump one windows
> said
> > that the drive couldnt be accessed because it was corrupted. Smelling
> danger
> > i immediately proceeded to install nero and rebooted to burn all the
> stuff i
> > had saved before an other unforeseen problem arise.
> >
> > During the reboot sequence windows said that it wanted to repair my drive
> > once again. this time i didnt let him of course.
> >
> > When i rebooted, my dump drive seemed ok but it wasnt. The folder with the
> > stuff to burn was there but completely empty while the other folder with
> the
> > unchecked stuff couldnt be accessed because it was corrupted.
> >
> > What i dont get is that i didnt do anything except save and copy files,
> what
> > happened to make stuff that worked perfectly suddenly disappear.
> >
> > Is there some kind of hidden maintenance program that is screwing up
> > everything? I have used 1 250 gb Hd for over a year now without ever
> > encoutering any problem but now nothing work and im pretty desperate.
> Should
> > i let windows do the repairation?
> >
> > I scanned the dump drive with get data back and once again i discoved that
> > many files i could save were just no longer working while others were
> > perfectly fine. This time it seem that it the file system that got wiped
> out
> > since i discovered one of the broken file was a part of an other file.
> >
> > What can i do? will there be others problem that i cant imagine? Should i
> > stop using HD's over 120 gb?
>
>
>

Ted Zieglar
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Let me educate you, my friend: XP 'Gold' is the original version of XP
before any updates, including service packs. Now what do you think might
happen if you re-install 'Gold' on a large disk without careful planning?
--
Ted Zieglar
"You can do it if you try."

"Pissed user" <Pisseduser@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FBBABE97-00E5-4D84-A263-E39BB5E2FF2C@microsoft.com...
> Sorry but i only know indows XP home and pro never heard of your gold
thing.
>
> SEcond according to this
>
http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=928&p_created=1049320914&p_sid=1ZSPvaFh&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPSZwX3NvcnRfYnk9JnBfZ3JpZHNvcnQ9JnBfcm93X2NudD03NzAmcF9wcm9kcz0mcF9jYXRzPSZwX3B2PSZwX2N2PSZwX3BhZ2U9MQ**&p_li=&p_topview=1
>
> windows XP does support HD larger then 128 Gb as long as they have SP1
>
> Third if it didnt how come the files were perfectly fine and suddenly
after
> a reboot they are all gone?
>
> "Ted Zieglar" wrote:
>
> > "Is there some kind of hidden maintenance program that is screwing up
> > everything?"
> >
> > Look in the mirror. XP Gold didn't support large disks.
> >
> > --
> > Ted Zieglar
> > "You can do it if you try."
> >
> > "Pissed user" <Pisseduser@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:4AB46376-7A67-4B18-83A0-5A565EAED5D9@microsoft.com...
> > > A few days ago i reinstalled windows XP on my computer and chdsk
corrupted
> > my
> > > dives that were over 128 gb.
> > >
> > > So i added SP1 rebooted were it tried to repair my drives a second
time
> > > increasing the problem a bit but that was it. So i thought that now
was
> > the
> > > time for recovery.
> > >
> > > I still had about 100 gb free on one of these 250gb Hd so i left the
one
> > > with the important data completely untouched and i started dumping
> > everything
> > > i gould get back on these 100 gb left to burn them later.
> > >
> > > During this process, wich lasted a couple of days everything went well
so
> > i
> > > really thought that everything was back in order. But suddenly when i
> > tried
> > > to copy paste one folder from my untouched drive to my dump one
windows
> > said
> > > that the drive couldnt be accessed because it was corrupted. Smelling
> > danger
> > > i immediately proceeded to install nero and rebooted to burn all the
> > stuff i
> > > had saved before an other unforeseen problem arise.
> > >
> > > During the reboot sequence windows said that it wanted to repair my
drive
> > > once again. this time i didnt let him of course.
> > >
> > > When i rebooted, my dump drive seemed ok but it wasnt. The folder with
the
> > > stuff to burn was there but completely empty while the other folder
with
> > the
> > > unchecked stuff couldnt be accessed because it was corrupted.
> > >
> > > What i dont get is that i didnt do anything except save and copy
files,
> > what
> > > happened to make stuff that worked perfectly suddenly disappear.
> > >
> > > Is there some kind of hidden maintenance program that is screwing up
> > > everything? I have used 1 250 gb Hd for over a year now without ever
> > > encoutering any problem but now nothing work and im pretty desperate.
> > Should
> > > i let windows do the repairation?
> > >
> > > I scanned the dump drive with get data back and once again i discoved
that
> > > many files i could save were just no longer working while others were
> > > perfectly fine. This time it seem that it the file system that got
wiped
> > out
> > > since i discovered one of the broken file was a part of an other file.
> > >
> > > What can i do? will there be others problem that i cant imagine?
Should i
> > > stop using HD's over 120 gb?
> >
> >
> >

Pissed user
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Yeah that i already learned the hard way.

What i dont get is why did the stuff that i added after installing SP1 thus
supporting big hard drives disappeared. This stuff should mave been ok and it
was until i rebooted. This is the part i dont understand.
"Ted Zieglar" wrote:

> Let me educate you, my friend: XP 'Gold' is the original version of XP
> before any updates, including service packs. Now what do you think might
> happen if you re-install 'Gold' on a large disk without careful planning?
> --
> Ted Zieglar
> "You can do it if you try."
>
> "Pissed user" <Pisseduser@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:FBBABE97-00E5-4D84-A263-E39BB5E2FF2C@microsoft.com...
> > Sorry but i only know indows XP home and pro never heard of your gold
> thing.
> >
> > SEcond according to this
> >
> http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=928&p_created=1049320914&p_sid=1ZSPvaFh&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPSZwX3NvcnRfYnk9JnBfZ3JpZHNvcnQ9JnBfcm93X2NudD03NzAmcF9wcm9kcz0mcF9jYXRzPSZwX3B2PSZwX2N2PSZwX3BhZ2U9MQ**&p_li=&p_topview=1
> >
> > windows XP does support HD larger then 128 Gb as long as they have SP1
> >
> > Third if it didnt how come the files were perfectly fine and suddenly
> after
> > a reboot they are all gone?
> >
> > "Ted Zieglar" wrote:
> >
> > > "Is there some kind of hidden maintenance program that is screwing up
> > > everything?"
> > >
> > > Look in the mirror. XP Gold didn't support large disks.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Ted Zieglar
> > > "You can do it if you try."
> > >
> > > "Pissed user" <Pisseduser@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:4AB46376-7A67-4B18-83A0-5A565EAED5D9@microsoft.com...
> > > > A few days ago i reinstalled windows XP on my computer and chdsk
> corrupted
> > > my
> > > > dives that were over 128 gb.
> > > >
> > > > So i added SP1 rebooted were it tried to repair my drives a second
> time
> > > > increasing the problem a bit but that was it. So i thought that now
> was
> > > the
> > > > time for recovery.
> > > >
> > > > I still had about 100 gb free on one of these 250gb Hd so i left the
> one
> > > > with the important data completely untouched and i started dumping
> > > everything
> > > > i gould get back on these 100 gb left to burn them later.
> > > >
> > > > During this process, wich lasted a couple of days everything went well
> so
> > > i
> > > > really thought that everything was back in order. But suddenly when i
> > > tried
> > > > to copy paste one folder from my untouched drive to my dump one
> windows
> > > said
> > > > that the drive couldnt be accessed because it was corrupted. Smelling
> > > danger
> > > > i immediately proceeded to install nero and rebooted to burn all the
> > > stuff i
> > > > had saved before an other unforeseen problem arise.
> > > >
> > > > During the reboot sequence windows said that it wanted to repair my
> drive
> > > > once again. this time i didnt let him of course.
> > > >
> > > > When i rebooted, my dump drive seemed ok but it wasnt. The folder with
> the
> > > > stuff to burn was there but completely empty while the other folder
> with
> > > the
> > > > unchecked stuff couldnt be accessed because it was corrupted.
> > > >
> > > > What i dont get is that i didnt do anything except save and copy
> files,
> > > what
> > > > happened to make stuff that worked perfectly suddenly disappear.
> > > >
> > > > Is there some kind of hidden maintenance program that is screwing up
> > > > everything? I have used 1 250 gb Hd for over a year now without ever
> > > > encoutering any problem but now nothing work and im pretty desperate.
> > > Should
> > > > i let windows do the repairation?
> > > >
> > > > I scanned the dump drive with get data back and once again i discoved
> that
> > > > many files i could save were just no longer working while others were
> > > > perfectly fine. This time it seem that it the file system that got
> wiped
> > > out
> > > > since i discovered one of the broken file was a part of an other file.
> > > >
> > > > What can i do? will there be others problem that i cant imagine?
> Should i
> > > > stop using HD's over 120 gb?
> > >
> > >
> > >
>
>
>

Ted Zieglar
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
I can't say why, specifically, that happened. Judging from your original
post, it appears that you did things incorrectly, and that can lead to
unpredictable results.

Whatever, none of that matters now. Have you recovered all your data files?
(Or do you have a sufficiently recent backup?)
--
Ted Zieglar
"You can do it if you try."

"Pissed user" <Pisseduser@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:82B42172-F197-4947-9527-E8F0008A59EC@microsoft.com...
> Yeah that i already learned the hard way.
>
> What i dont get is why did the stuff that i added after installing SP1
thus
> supporting big hard drives disappeared. This stuff should mave been ok and
it
> was until i rebooted. This is the part i dont understand.
> "Ted Zieglar" wrote:
>
> > Let me educate you, my friend: XP 'Gold' is the original version of XP
> > before any updates, including service packs. Now what do you think might
> > happen if you re-install 'Gold' on a large disk without careful
planning?
> > --
> > Ted Zieglar
> > "You can do it if you try."
> >
> > "Pissed user" <Pisseduser@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:FBBABE97-00E5-4D84-A263-E39BB5E2FF2C@microsoft.com...
> > > Sorry but i only know indows XP home and pro never heard of your gold
> > thing.
> > >
> > > SEcond according to this
> > >
> >
http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=928&p_created=1049320914&p_sid=1ZSPvaFh&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPSZwX3NvcnRfYnk9JnBfZ3JpZHNvcnQ9JnBfcm93X2NudD03NzAmcF9wcm9kcz0mcF9jYXRzPSZwX3B2PSZwX2N2PSZwX3BhZ2U9MQ**&p_li=&p_topview=1
> > >
> > > windows XP does support HD larger then 128 Gb as long as they have SP1
> > >
> > > Third if it didnt how come the files were perfectly fine and suddenly
> > after
> > > a reboot they are all gone?
> > >
> > > "Ted Zieglar" wrote:
> > >
> > > > "Is there some kind of hidden maintenance program that is screwing
up
> > > > everything?"
> > > >
> > > > Look in the mirror. XP Gold didn't support large disks.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Ted Zieglar
> > > > "You can do it if you try."
> > > >
> > > > "Pissed user" <Pisseduser@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
> > > > news:4AB46376-7A67-4B18-83A0-5A565EAED5D9@microsoft.com...
> > > > > A few days ago i reinstalled windows XP on my computer and chdsk
> > corrupted
> > > > my
> > > > > dives that were over 128 gb.
> > > > >
> > > > > So i added SP1 rebooted were it tried to repair my drives a second
> > time
> > > > > increasing the problem a bit but that was it. So i thought that
now
> > was
> > > > the
> > > > > time for recovery.
> > > > >
> > > > > I still had about 100 gb free on one of these 250gb Hd so i left
the
> > one
> > > > > with the important data completely untouched and i started dumping
> > > > everything
> > > > > i gould get back on these 100 gb left to burn them later.
> > > > >
> > > > > During this process, wich lasted a couple of days everything went
well
> > so
> > > > i
> > > > > really thought that everything was back in order. But suddenly
when i
> > > > tried
> > > > > to copy paste one folder from my untouched drive to my dump one
> > windows
> > > > said
> > > > > that the drive couldnt be accessed because it was corrupted.
Smelling
> > > > danger
> > > > > i immediately proceeded to install nero and rebooted to burn all
the
> > > > stuff i
> > > > > had saved before an other unforeseen problem arise.
> > > > >
> > > > > During the reboot sequence windows said that it wanted to repair
my
> > drive
> > > > > once again. this time i didnt let him of course.
> > > > >
> > > > > When i rebooted, my dump drive seemed ok but it wasnt. The folder
with
> > the
> > > > > stuff to burn was there but completely empty while the other
folder
> > with
> > > > the
> > > > > unchecked stuff couldnt be accessed because it was corrupted.
> > > > >
> > > > > What i dont get is that i didnt do anything except save and copy
> > files,
> > > > what
> > > > > happened to make stuff that worked perfectly suddenly disappear.
> > > > >
> > > > > Is there some kind of hidden maintenance program that is screwing
up
> > > > > everything? I have used 1 250 gb Hd for over a year now without
ever
> > > > > encoutering any problem but now nothing work and im pretty
desperate.
> > > > Should
> > > > > i let windows do the repairation?
> > > > >
> > > > > I scanned the dump drive with get data back and once again i
discoved
> > that
> > > > > many files i could save were just no longer working while others
were
> > > > > perfectly fine. This time it seem that it the file system that
got
> > wiped
> > > > out
> > > > > since i discovered one of the broken file was a part of an other
file.
> > > > >
> > > > > What can i do? will there be others problem that i cant imagine?
> > Should i
> > > > > stop using HD's over 120 gb?
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> >
> >
> >

Pissed user
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Well i dont make use of backup so im not that screwed but i still have a few
things that were waiting to be burned that are partially lost. the main
problem is that im no longer sure since what i had recovered and was planning
to burn is gone again. I guess that takind a Hd that had already been screwed
by waindows and hoping that the remaining space was usable normally was a
really stupid idea. What mesmerize me thought is why it took about 3 rebbots
were things went perfectly and then things started going wrong. But well that
must fall in the unpredicatable results that you were referring to.

Now i just want to at least be sure that things wont go wrong again.

I completely formatted one of them and am trying to get back what i had had
already got back by using getdataback and copying everything i find on my
just formatted Hd these files are safe right? even if they are completely
destroyed, they will stay exactly the same even if it take me a few days
before burning them right? becuase i try to sort things before burning but
after my second loss im no longer sure of what im doing.

"Ted Zieglar" wrote:

> I can't say why, specifically, that happened. Judging from your original
> post, it appears that you did things incorrectly, and that can lead to
> unpredictable results.
>
> Whatever, none of that matters now. Have you recovered all your data files?
> (Or do you have a sufficiently recent backup?)
> --
> Ted Zieglar
> "You can do it if you try."
>
> "Pissed user" <Pisseduser@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:82B42172-F197-4947-9527-E8F0008A59EC@microsoft.com...
> > Yeah that i already learned the hard way.
> >
> > What i dont get is why did the stuff that i added after installing SP1
> thus
> > supporting big hard drives disappeared. This stuff should mave been ok and
> it
> > was until i rebooted. This is the part i dont understand.
> > "Ted Zieglar" wrote:
> >
> > > Let me educate you, my friend: XP 'Gold' is the original version of XP
> > > before any updates, including service packs. Now what do you think might
> > > happen if you re-install 'Gold' on a large disk without careful
> planning?
> > > --
> > > Ted Zieglar
> > > "You can do it if you try."
> > >
> > > "Pissed user" <Pisseduser@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:FBBABE97-00E5-4D84-A263-E39BB5E2FF2C@microsoft.com...
> > > > Sorry but i only know indows XP home and pro never heard of your gold
> > > thing.
> > > >
> > > > SEcond according to this
> > > >
> > >
> http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=928&p_created=1049320914&p_sid=1ZSPvaFh&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPSZwX3NvcnRfYnk9JnBfZ3JpZHNvcnQ9JnBfcm93X2NudD03NzAmcF9wcm9kcz0mcF9jYXRzPSZwX3B2PSZwX2N2PSZwX3BhZ2U9MQ**&p_li=&p_topview=1
> > > >
> > > > windows XP does support HD larger then 128 Gb as long as they have SP1
> > > >
> > > > Third if it didnt how come the files were perfectly fine and suddenly
> > > after
> > > > a reboot they are all gone?
> > > >
> > > > "Ted Zieglar" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > "Is there some kind of hidden maintenance program that is screwing
> up
> > > > > everything?"
> > > > >
> > > > > Look in the mirror. XP Gold didn't support large disks.
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Ted Zieglar
> > > > > "You can do it if you try."
> > > > >
> > > > > "Pissed user" <Pisseduser@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
> > > > > news:4AB46376-7A67-4B18-83A0-5A565EAED5D9@microsoft.com...
> > > > > > A few days ago i reinstalled windows XP on my computer and chdsk
> > > corrupted
> > > > > my
> > > > > > dives that were over 128 gb.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > So i added SP1 rebooted were it tried to repair my drives a second
> > > time
> > > > > > increasing the problem a bit but that was it. So i thought that
> now
> > > was
> > > > > the
> > > > > > time for recovery.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I still had about 100 gb free on one of these 250gb Hd so i left
> the
> > > one
> > > > > > with the important data completely untouched and i started dumping
> > > > > everything
> > > > > > i gould get back on these 100 gb left to burn them later.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > During this process, wich lasted a couple of days everything went
> well
> > > so
> > > > > i
> > > > > > really thought that everything was back in order. But suddenly
> when i
> > > > > tried
> > > > > > to copy paste one folder from my untouched drive to my dump one
> > > windows
> > > > > said
> > > > > > that the drive couldnt be accessed because it was corrupted.
> Smelling
> > > > > danger
> > > > > > i immediately proceeded to install nero and rebooted to burn all
> the
> > > > > stuff i
> > > > > > had saved before an other unforeseen problem arise.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > During the reboot sequence windows said that it wanted to repair
> my
> > > drive
> > > > > > once again. this time i didnt let him of course.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > When i rebooted, my dump drive seemed ok but it wasnt. The folder
> with
> > > the
> > > > > > stuff to burn was there but completely empty while the other
> folder
> > > with
> > > > > the
> > > > > > unchecked stuff couldnt be accessed because it was corrupted.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > What i dont get is that i didnt do anything except save and copy
> > > files,
> > > > > what
> > > > > > happened to make stuff that worked perfectly suddenly disappear.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Is there some kind of hidden maintenance program that is screwing
> up
> > > > > > everything? I have used 1 250 gb Hd for over a year now without
> ever
> > > > > > encoutering any problem but now nothing work and im pretty
> desperate.
> > > > > Should
> > > > > > i let windows do the repairation?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I scanned the dump drive with get data back and once again i
> discoved
> > > that
> > > > > > many files i could save were just no longer working while others
> were
> > > > > > perfectly fine. This time it seem that it the file system that
> got
> > > wiped
> > > > > out
> > > > > > since i discovered one of the broken file was a part of an other
> file.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > What can i do? will there be others problem that i cant imagine?
> > > Should i
> > > > > > stop using HD's over 120 gb?
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
>
>
>

Pissed user
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Its i do make use of backups not dont and i dont know how to edit sorry

"Pissed user" wrote:

> Well i dont make use of backup so im not that screwed but i still have a few
> things that were waiting to be burned that are partially lost. the main
> problem is that im no longer sure since what i had recovered and was planning
> to burn is gone again. I guess that takind a Hd that had already been screwed
> by waindows and hoping that the remaining space was usable normally was a
> really stupid idea. What mesmerize me thought is why it took about 3 rebbots
> were things went perfectly and then things started going wrong. But well that
> must fall in the unpredicatable results that you were referring to.
>
> Now i just want to at least be sure that things wont go wrong again.
>
> I completely formatted one of them and am trying to get back what i had had
> already got back by using getdataback and copying everything i find on my
> just formatted Hd these files are safe right? even if they are completely
> destroyed, they will stay exactly the same even if it take me a few days
> before burning them right? becuase i try to sort things before burning but
> after my second loss im no longer sure of what im doing.
>
> "Ted Zieglar" wrote:
>
> > I can't say why, specifically, that happened. Judging from your original
> > post, it appears that you did things incorrectly, and that can lead to
> > unpredictable results.
> >
> > Whatever, none of that matters now. Have you recovered all your data files?
> > (Or do you have a sufficiently recent backup?)
> > --
> > Ted Zieglar
> > "You can do it if you try."
> >
> > "Pissed user" <Pisseduser@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:82B42172-F197-4947-9527-E8F0008A59EC@microsoft.com...
> > > Yeah that i already learned the hard way.
> > >
> > > What i dont get is why did the stuff that i added after installing SP1
> > thus
> > > supporting big hard drives disappeared. This stuff should mave been ok and
> > it
> > > was until i rebooted. This is the part i dont understand.
> > > "Ted Zieglar" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Let me educate you, my friend: XP 'Gold' is the original version of XP
> > > > before any updates, including service packs. Now what do you think might
> > > > happen if you re-install 'Gold' on a large disk without careful
> > planning?
> > > > --
> > > > Ted Zieglar
> > > > "You can do it if you try."
> > > >
> > > > "Pissed user" <Pisseduser@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:FBBABE97-00E5-4D84-A263-E39BB5E2FF2C@microsoft.com...
> > > > > Sorry but i only know indows XP home and pro never heard of your gold
> > > > thing.
> > > > >
> > > > > SEcond according to this
> > > > >
> > > >
> > http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=928&p_created=1049320914&p_sid=1ZSPvaFh&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPSZwX3NvcnRfYnk9JnBfZ3JpZHNvcnQ9JnBfcm93X2NudD03NzAmcF9wcm9kcz0mcF9jYXRzPSZwX3B2PSZwX2N2PSZwX3BhZ2U9MQ**&p_li=&p_topview=1
> > > > >
> > > > > windows XP does support HD larger then 128 Gb as long as they have SP1
> > > > >
> > > > > Third if it didnt how come the files were perfectly fine and suddenly
> > > > after
> > > > > a reboot they are all gone?
> > > > >
> > > > > "Ted Zieglar" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > "Is there some kind of hidden maintenance program that is screwing
> > up
> > > > > > everything?"
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Look in the mirror. XP Gold didn't support large disks.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > Ted Zieglar
> > > > > > "You can do it if you try."
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "Pissed user" <Pisseduser@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> > message
> > > > > > news:4AB46376-7A67-4B18-83A0-5A565EAED5D9@microsoft.com...
> > > > > > > A few days ago i reinstalled windows XP on my computer and chdsk
> > > > corrupted
> > > > > > my
> > > > > > > dives that were over 128 gb.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > So i added SP1 rebooted were it tried to repair my drives a second
> > > > time
> > > > > > > increasing the problem a bit but that was it. So i thought that
> > now
> > > > was
> > > > > > the
> > > > > > > time for recovery.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I still had about 100 gb free on one of these 250gb Hd so i left
> > the
> > > > one
> > > > > > > with the important data completely untouched and i started dumping
> > > > > > everything
> > > > > > > i gould get back on these 100 gb left to burn them later.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > During this process, wich lasted a couple of days everything went
> > well
> > > > so
> > > > > > i
> > > > > > > really thought that everything was back in order. But suddenly
> > when i
> > > > > > tried
> > > > > > > to copy paste one folder from my untouched drive to my dump one
> > > > windows
> > > > > > said
> > > > > > > that the drive couldnt be accessed because it was corrupted.
> > Smelling
> > > > > > danger
> > > > > > > i immediately proceeded to install nero and rebooted to burn all
> > the
> > > > > > stuff i
> > > > > > > had saved before an other unforeseen problem arise.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > During the reboot sequence windows said that it wanted to repair
> > my
> > > > drive
> > > > > > > once again. this time i didnt let him of course.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > When i rebooted, my dump drive seemed ok but it wasnt. The folder
> > with
> > > > the
> > > > > > > stuff to burn was there but completely empty while the other
> > folder
> > > > with
> > > > > > the
> > > > > > > unchecked stuff couldnt be accessed because it was corrupted.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > What i dont get is that i didnt do anything except save and copy
> > > > files,
> > > > > > what
> > > > > > > happened to make stuff that worked perfectly suddenly disappear.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Is there some kind of hidden maintenance program that is screwing
> > up
> > > > > > > everything? I have used 1 250 gb Hd for over a year now without
> > ever
> > > > > > > encoutering any problem but now nothing work and im pretty
> > desperate.
> > > > > > Should
> > > > > > > i let windows do the repairation?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I scanned the dump drive with get data back and once again i
> > discoved
> > > > that
> > > > > > > many files i could save were just no longer working while others
> > were
> > > > > > > perfectly fine. This time it seem that it the file system that
> > got
> > > > wiped
> > > > > > out
> > > > > > > since i discovered one of the broken file was a part of an other
> > file.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > What can i do? will there be others problem that i cant imagine?
> > > > Should i
> > > > > > > stop using HD's over 120 gb?
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> >
> >
> >

Ted Zieglar
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
My friend, you've got no one to blame but yourself. I'm afraid there's no
other assistance I can offer you.
--
Ted Zieglar
"You can do it if you try."

"Pissed user" <Pisseduser@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FFCDB883-FF81-4DCA-8073-D7E359925C90@microsoft.com...
> Well i dont make use of backup so im not that screwed but i still have a
few
> things that were waiting to be burned that are partially lost. the main
> problem is that im no longer sure since what i had recovered and was
planning
> to burn is gone again. I guess that takind a Hd that had already been
screwed
> by waindows and hoping that the remaining space was usable normally was a
> really stupid idea. What mesmerize me thought is why it took about 3
rebbots
> were things went perfectly and then things started going wrong. But well
that
> must fall in the unpredicatable results that you were referring to.
>
> Now i just want to at least be sure that things wont go wrong again.
>
> I completely formatted one of them and am trying to get back what i had
had
> already got back by using getdataback and copying everything i find on my
> just formatted Hd these files are safe right? even if they are completely
> destroyed, they will stay exactly the same even if it take me a few days
> before burning them right? becuase i try to sort things before burning but
> after my second loss im no longer sure of what im doing.
>
> "Ted Zieglar" wrote:
>
> > I can't say why, specifically, that happened. Judging from your original
> > post, it appears that you did things incorrectly, and that can lead to
> > unpredictable results.
> >
> > Whatever, none of that matters now. Have you recovered all your data
files?
> > (Or do you have a sufficiently recent backup?)
> > --
> > Ted Zieglar
> > "You can do it if you try."
> >
> > "Pissed user" <Pisseduser@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:82B42172-F197-4947-9527-E8F0008A59EC@microsoft.com...
> > > Yeah that i already learned the hard way.
> > >
> > > What i dont get is why did the stuff that i added after installing SP1
> > thus
> > > supporting big hard drives disappeared. This stuff should mave been ok
and
> > it
> > > was until i rebooted. This is the part i dont understand.
> > > "Ted Zieglar" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Let me educate you, my friend: XP 'Gold' is the original version of
XP
> > > > before any updates, including service packs. Now what do you think
might
> > > > happen if you re-install 'Gold' on a large disk without careful
> > planning?
> > > > --
> > > > Ted Zieglar
> > > > "You can do it if you try."
> > > >
> > > > "Pissed user" <Pisseduser@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
> > > > news:FBBABE97-00E5-4D84-A263-E39BB5E2FF2C@microsoft.com...
> > > > > Sorry but i only know indows XP home and pro never heard of your
gold
> > > > thing.
> > > > >
> > > > > SEcond according to this
> > > > >
> > > >
> >
http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=928&p_created=1049320914&p_sid=1ZSPvaFh&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPSZwX3NvcnRfYnk9JnBfZ3JpZHNvcnQ9JnBfcm93X2NudD03NzAmcF9wcm9kcz0mcF9jYXRzPSZwX3B2PSZwX2N2PSZwX3BhZ2U9MQ**&p_li=&p_topview=1
> > > > >
> > > > > windows XP does support HD larger then 128 Gb as long as they have
SP1
> > > > >
> > > > > Third if it didnt how come the files were perfectly fine and
suddenly
> > > > after
> > > > > a reboot they are all gone?
> > > > >
> > > > > "Ted Zieglar" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > "Is there some kind of hidden maintenance program that is
screwing
> > up
> > > > > > everything?"
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Look in the mirror. XP Gold didn't support large disks.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > Ted Zieglar
> > > > > > "You can do it if you try."
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "Pissed user" <Pisseduser@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> > message
> > > > > > news:4AB46376-7A67-4B18-83A0-5A565EAED5D9@microsoft.com...
> > > > > > > A few days ago i reinstalled windows XP on my computer and
chdsk
> > > > corrupted
> > > > > > my
> > > > > > > dives that were over 128 gb.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > So i added SP1 rebooted were it tried to repair my drives a
second
> > > > time
> > > > > > > increasing the problem a bit but that was it. So i thought
that
> > now
> > > > was
> > > > > > the
> > > > > > > time for recovery.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I still had about 100 gb free on one of these 250gb Hd so i
left
> > the
> > > > one
> > > > > > > with the important data completely untouched and i started
dumping
> > > > > > everything
> > > > > > > i gould get back on these 100 gb left to burn them later.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > During this process, wich lasted a couple of days everything
went
> > well
> > > > so
> > > > > > i
> > > > > > > really thought that everything was back in order. But suddenly
> > when i
> > > > > > tried
> > > > > > > to copy paste one folder from my untouched drive to my dump
one
> > > > windows
> > > > > > said
> > > > > > > that the drive couldnt be accessed because it was corrupted.
> > Smelling
> > > > > > danger
> > > > > > > i immediately proceeded to install nero and rebooted to burn
all
> > the
> > > > > > stuff i
> > > > > > > had saved before an other unforeseen problem arise.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > During the reboot sequence windows said that it wanted to
repair
> > my
> > > > drive
> > > > > > > once again. this time i didnt let him of course.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > When i rebooted, my dump drive seemed ok but it wasnt. The
folder
> > with
> > > > the
> > > > > > > stuff to burn was there but completely empty while the other
> > folder
> > > > with
> > > > > > the
> > > > > > > unchecked stuff couldnt be accessed because it was corrupted.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > What i dont get is that i didnt do anything except save and
copy
> > > > files,
> > > > > > what
> > > > > > > happened to make stuff that worked perfectly suddenly
disappear.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Is there some kind of hidden maintenance program that is
screwing
> > up
> > > > > > > everything? I have used 1 250 gb Hd for over a year now
without
> > ever
> > > > > > > encoutering any problem but now nothing work and im pretty
> > desperate.
> > > > > > Should
> > > > > > > i let windows do the repairation?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I scanned the dump drive with get data back and once again i
> > discoved
> > > > that
> > > > > > > many files i could save were just no longer working while
others
> > were
> > > > > > > perfectly fine. This time it seem that it the file system
that
> > got
> > > > wiped
> > > > > > out
> > > > > > > since i discovered one of the broken file was a part of an
other
> > file.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > What can i do? will there be others problem that i cant
imagine?
> > > > Should i
> > > > > > > stop using HD's over 120 gb?
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> >
> >
> >

Pissed user
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Thats what i had guessed but my newly formated drive is safe now isnt it?

Thanks a lot for your help by the way.

"Ted Zieglar" wrote:

> My friend, you've got no one to blame but yourself. I'm afraid there's no
> other assistance I can offer you.
> --
> Ted Zieglar
> "You can do it if you try."
>
> "Pissed user" <Pisseduser@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:FFCDB883-FF81-4DCA-8073-D7E359925C90@microsoft.com...
> > Well i dont make use of backup so im not that screwed but i still have a
> few
> > things that were waiting to be burned that are partially lost. the main
> > problem is that im no longer sure since what i had recovered and was
> planning
> > to burn is gone again. I guess that takind a Hd that had already been
> screwed
> > by waindows and hoping that the remaining space was usable normally was a
> > really stupid idea. What mesmerize me thought is why it took about 3
> rebbots
> > were things went perfectly and then things started going wrong. But well
> that
> > must fall in the unpredicatable results that you were referring to.
> >
> > Now i just want to at least be sure that things wont go wrong again.
> >
> > I completely formatted one of them and am trying to get back what i had
> had
> > already got back by using getdataback and copying everything i find on my
> > just formatted Hd these files are safe right? even if they are completely
> > destroyed, they will stay exactly the same even if it take me a few days
> > before burning them right? becuase i try to sort things before burning but
> > after my second loss im no longer sure of what im doing.
> >
> > "Ted Zieglar" wrote:
> >
> > > I can't say why, specifically, that happened. Judging from your original
> > > post, it appears that you did things incorrectly, and that can lead to
> > > unpredictable results.
> > >
> > > Whatever, none of that matters now. Have you recovered all your data
> files?
> > > (Or do you have a sufficiently recent backup?)
> > > --
> > > Ted Zieglar
> > > "You can do it if you try."
> > >
> > > "Pissed user" <Pisseduser@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:82B42172-F197-4947-9527-E8F0008A59EC@microsoft.com...
> > > > Yeah that i already learned the hard way.
> > > >
> > > > What i dont get is why did the stuff that i added after installing SP1
> > > thus
> > > > supporting big hard drives disappeared. This stuff should mave been ok
> and
> > > it
> > > > was until i rebooted. This is the part i dont understand.
> > > > "Ted Zieglar" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Let me educate you, my friend: XP 'Gold' is the original version of
> XP
> > > > > before any updates, including service packs. Now what do you think
> might
> > > > > happen if you re-install 'Gold' on a large disk without careful
> > > planning?
> > > > > --
> > > > > Ted Zieglar
> > > > > "You can do it if you try."
> > > > >
> > > > > "Pissed user" <Pisseduser@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
> > > > > news:FBBABE97-00E5-4D84-A263-E39BB5E2FF2C@microsoft.com...
> > > > > > Sorry but i only know indows XP home and pro never heard of your
> gold
> > > > > thing.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > SEcond according to this
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > >
> http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=928&p_created=1049320914&p_sid=1ZSPvaFh&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPSZwX3NvcnRfYnk9JnBfZ3JpZHNvcnQ9JnBfcm93X2NudD03NzAmcF9wcm9kcz0mcF9jYXRzPSZwX3B2PSZwX2N2PSZwX3BhZ2U9MQ**&p_li=&p_topview=1
> > > > > >
> > > > > > windows XP does support HD larger then 128 Gb as long as they have
> SP1
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Third if it didnt how come the files were perfectly fine and
> suddenly
> > > > > after
> > > > > > a reboot they are all gone?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "Ted Zieglar" wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > "Is there some kind of hidden maintenance program that is
> screwing
> > > up
> > > > > > > everything?"
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Look in the mirror. XP Gold didn't support large disks.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > Ted Zieglar
> > > > > > > "You can do it if you try."
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > "Pissed user" <Pisseduser@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> > > message
> > > > > > > news:4AB46376-7A67-4B18-83A0-5A565EAED5D9@microsoft.com...
> > > > > > > > A few days ago i reinstalled windows XP on my computer and
> chdsk
> > > > > corrupted
> > > > > > > my
> > > > > > > > dives that were over 128 gb.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > So i added SP1 rebooted were it tried to repair my drives a
> second
> > > > > time
> > > > > > > > increasing the problem a bit but that was it. So i thought
> that
> > > now
> > > > > was
> > > > > > > the
> > > > > > > > time for recovery.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > I still had about 100 gb free on one of these 250gb Hd so i
> left
> > > the
> > > > > one
> > > > > > > > with the important data completely untouched and i started
> dumping
> > > > > > > everything
> > > > > > > > i gould get back on these 100 gb left to burn them later.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > During this process, wich lasted a couple of days everything
> went
> > > well
> > > > > so
> > > > > > > i
> > > > > > > > really thought that everything was back in order. But suddenly
> > > when i
> > > > > > > tried
> > > > > > > > to copy paste one folder from my untouched drive to my dump
> one
> > > > > windows
> > > > > > > said
> > > > > > > > that the drive couldnt be accessed because it was corrupted.
> > > Smelling
> > > > > > > danger
> > > > > > > > i immediately proceeded to install nero and rebooted to burn
> all
> > > the
> > > > > > > stuff i
> > > > > > > > had saved before an other unforeseen problem arise.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > During the reboot sequence windows said that it wanted to
> repair
> > > my
> > > > > drive
> > > > > > > > once again. this time i didnt let him of course.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > When i rebooted, my dump drive seemed ok but it wasnt. The
> folder
> > > with
> > > > > the
> > > > > > > > stuff to burn was there but completely empty while the other
> > > folder
> > > > > with
> > > > > > > the
> > > > > > > > unchecked stuff couldnt be accessed because it was corrupted.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > What i dont get is that i didnt do anything except save and
> copy
> > > > > files,
> > > > > > > what
> > > > > > > > happened to make stuff that worked perfectly suddenly
> disappear.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Is there some kind of hidden maintenance program that is
> screwing
> > > up
> > > > > > > > everything? I have used 1 250 gb Hd for over a year now
> without
> > > ever
> > > > > > > > encoutering any problem but now nothing work and im pretty
> > > desperate.
> > > > > > > Should
> > > > > > > > i let windows do the repairation?
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > I scanned the dump drive with get data back and once again i
> > > discoved
> > > > > that
> > > > > > > > many files i could save were just no longer working while
> others
> > > were
> > > > > > > > perfectly fine. This time it seem that it the file system
> that
> > > got
> > > > > wiped
> > > > > > > out
> > > > > > > > since i discovered one of the broken file was a part of an
> other
> > > file.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > What can i do? will there be others problem that i cant
> imagine?
> > > > > Should i
> > > > > > > > stop using HD's over 120 gb?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
>
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