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Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:32 am
A very important partition on my PC, containing a large library of audio files, can no longer be seen by Win 10. It can see there is partition named "audio data (H:)" but says access is denied. If I try and run Tools-Error Checking Win says it cannot access disk.
Properties shows it as 0 bytes.
Is there anything I can do to salvage this (apart from shooting myself through the head for not backing it up) ?
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:49 am
What does Partition Work say about it?
How is BIBM set up, limited primaries or not? Is the data partition on the boot disk?
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:59 am
BIBM shows the correct size (and how much is occupied).
The partition in question is not on the boot drive.
I'm running chkdsk at the moment, so I hope this will fix it ...
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:30 am
Chkdsk sorted it. No bad sectors, which is encouraging I guess.
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:24 pm
> Chkdsk sorted it. No bad sectors, which is encouraging I guess.
This sounds like a Fast Startup issue. Do you have Fast Startup enabled?
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:38 pm
Brian K wrote:
> swayzak wrote:
> > Chkdsk sorted it. No bad sectors, which is encouraging I guess.
> This sounds like a Fast Startup issue. Do you have Fast Startup enabled?
Thanks - will check.
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:06 pm
Did you have Fast Startup enabled? Just interested. A similar event happened to me on a test computer when I forgot to disable Fast Startup.
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:26 am
On Wed, 1 Mar 2017 13:38:45 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
swayzak disturbed my reverie and wrote:
>Thanks - will check.
When I had a similar issue, it was the boot drive failing. I'd find a
backup would fail, and chkdsk /r would fix things so I could get a
backup done. It would then repeat and fast boot was disabled. Fast
boot only causes problems in certain situations.
In my case, I changed the hard drive and all was well.
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