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Whenever I try to boot windows 7, it bluescreens with stop 0xED (UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_DEVICE). I installed the drive in my xp machine and whenever I try to access it I get a "disk is not formatted" error. When I try to access it in command prompt, I get this message:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] 
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>D: 
Data error (cyclic redundancy check).

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>cd D:\users 
Data error (cyclic redundancy check).

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>

chkdsk /f runs fine and picks up no errors.... I can still browse the filesystem in testdisk and copy over files. none of them seem to be corrupted.
Windows won't read it. Linux won't read it. Mac won't read it. The files are still there, its just that some part of the patition information is corrupted.

I am not prepared to run chkdsk /r as I'm not willing to rish any data loss...

Anyone know how to fix it?


PS. This is kind of urgent, so and help would really be appreciated.


Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Support Forum located here <snip> . It is supported by product specialists as well as engineers and support teams. You may want to check the threads available there for addtional assistance and feedback.

Microsoft Windows Client Team