help required to recover disc

  seamus34 19:30 10 Aug 06
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can anybody help please. 1) THe disk I was attempting to partition was a maxtor 300 gb external drive for my laptop. (win service pack 2 running windows xp)
2) I was attempting to partion the Maxtor drive into 2 partitions when the laptop crashed during the process.
3) If I look at 'my computer' the external drive does NOT show up id of the 'damaged disk if i display ' my computer' . If i run partition magic the folders on the external disk display but not the data.
4) i get an error message - when i attempt to partition the disk
:-
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Error
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Error #1642
Index sequence number mismatch, File 41326 (144)
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OK
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after pressing ok
the next error message is ---------------------------
Error
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Error #1642
Index sequence number mismatch, File 0 (0)
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OK
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if i press ok the following message is dispalyed :
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Error
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Error #1642
Index sequence number mismatch, File 0 (0)
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OK
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I am able to browse the partition file names only -and I am able to display up to 3 levels down BUT am unable to display any data in the files.
The 'full ' path is displayed as
rodinterestingstuff\\.\disk2.part1\) in partition magic

All /any help or suggestion are much appreciated

  johndrew 20:00 10 Aug 06

How about when you go to `Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer Management/Disk Management`. Can you see your external drive there?

If so you can delete any partition(s) you have and start again.

You can get more information from `Start>Help and Support` by typing in `Format` and select `Format a Basic Volume` and `Partition` and `Delete/Create a logical partition or drive`.

Hope this helps.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:30 10 Aug 06

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  seamus34 12:41 14 Aug 06

Guys ,,
thansk for all your help on this, I chose outtrack which worked great. I was able to recover most of the data. tanks once again for all the sugestions

Seamus

  Nerissa 15:42 19 Aug 06

i think i have the same exact problem..made my maxtor 300gb as an external too for my laptop and encountered a power interruption while using it..therefore i was unable to safely remove the disk so i just turned off the drive..a popup message appeared: saying that windows delayed write failed.. next time i tried..the data is lost and then under disk management the hard drive appears unallocated...i really need help

  PH1 15:45 19 Aug 06

What is the best free CD recovery software?

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