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40Gigs on HDD, but only 20MB?

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I put in a bootable HDD. When I booted my bad HDD (F:) said it was empty. So I restarted and windows did chkdsk, it did a billion things, example:

 

Deleting orphan file record segment XXXX

XXXX was increasing numbeers

Correction in index $I30 in file

 

etc, etc, etc.

 

Now when I viewed my F: it says 40Gigs used, but when I click on it, there are only 4 folder and 1 file. Ctrl-a then propertices tells me there are only 60 files, 6 folders and 22.2MB used (57 of those files are just my nvidia drivers in one of the 4 folders).... What's the deal?

 

I have over 500 hours of coding id rather not lose.

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Be aware of the CHS/LBA/AUTO issue that the firmware is having. If it came from another machine, chances are that it is in LBA mode, so set the firmware accordingly.

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Did you have Win XP on an Hdd that was installed on another machine? WIN XP gets real crapped out when you move an Hdd from one machine to another.

 

Same machine, same win xp disk. Was done 1 week ago when I had this problem. What makes me FURIOUS is I made a folder named "backup" on this HDD and later transfered to c:/, that folder is MIA!!

 

are they the same file systems? ie NTFS , FAT16/32. one wont recognise the other.

 

Yes they are both NTFS.

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ok I managed to get most of the files back (was in one folder, then many sub folders).

 

Thank god. Restarting now so incd can kick in so I can back em up.

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