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11-03-2008, 06:10 PM
Ok so I just got home from work and rebooted my pc since it had been doing defrag all day.

Once that was done I suddenly noticed that my E: drive was gone (it was there went I left for work), c d and f drives where still there and the same goes for my dvd and cd drives (also drive letters where still the same, just the E was gone)...

A quick check in disk management led to this horror :


Ok no biggie I guessed and tried to reactivate it, which then led to this :


Dammit, but ok I went into the system logs and found these 3 entries :


What the hell has happend to my E drive and how do I get it back? :(

Its a raid drive btw, using 2x150g blabla disks
Also I would like solutions what might/will work from within Windows, my monitor is fucked up so when the resolutions get too low the screen goes black (eg no bios tinkering nor otherwise for me)

11-03-2008, 08:08 PM
You named your PC "MONSTERKILL"?

11-03-2008, 08:12 PM
M-M-M-MONSTERKILL, damn you, you beat me to it Slicer

11-03-2008, 08:16 PM
In a slightly more constructive post, your drive has a physical defect. That being a bad block... which means you'll probably lose the data stored in that sector. There are a bunch of tools that can recover data, but they're not guaranteed to work. Just have a look around, do a search on bad blocks and you'll probably get a bunch of tools to attempt it.

11-03-2008, 10:07 PM
The pc name is a 'tribute' to my hardcore UT (the original, not the fucktard versions that came later) playing days :P

Bleh so I just need to find a program which can fix the bad block, and then I should be ready to rumble again ?
Also I guess said kinda programs are run from dos/bootup or something, considering how the drive is 'missing' in windows and all that jazz

11-03-2008, 11:42 PM
(the original, not the fucktard versions that came later)

Sooo much agree

12-03-2008, 08:02 AM
i've used getdataback succesfully a couple of times, was worth the few bucks i spent on it.


you can download a demo to see if it can do any good for you at all
(the demo version can only recover a limited number of files)

and it runs from windows

12-03-2008, 08:07 AM
oh and check http://www.eventid.net/display.asp?eventid=1500&eventno=2829&source=LDM&phase=1

dmdiag might do the trick anyhows for you, downloadable at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=655DE18C-B4FD-4413-9E60-AB7D86231616&displaylang=en

(part of some server 2000 toolkit i believe)

more info on it's use: http://support.microsoft.com/search/default.aspx?query=dmdiag&catalog=LCID%3D2057&spid=&mode=r&lsc=0

12-03-2008, 01:35 PM

Did you lose your massive collection of albino midget pr0n?

13-03-2008, 10:54 PM
Yes Xi I did :( Along with 3k mp3s roughly, some of em very old self made ones of cds I no longer have also some 'rare' ones.

I used a program called DRevitalize (http://www.drevitalize.go.pl/ quite a good program tbh) it found 2 bad blocks and fixed them, so now it should be working again.

But Im stuck with the 2 other errors where windows claims it cant reactivate them due to 'no valid configuration', is this only fixable by going into the raid setup during boot ?