I've a big problem. My external storage drive (Maxtor OneTouch II 100GB) is lost. I can't access it anymore.
Windows Explorer reports the drive as:
"O:\ is not accessible
The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable."
I've used a disk recovery software called R-Studio and it does help to narrow the actual problem a bit. Apparently, the NTFS file system on my external hard disk is corrupted. I can still see the drive in Windows Explorer, which is good news.
Now, I don't want to recover the files, applications, etc. in the drive, and transfer it to another drive. It seems that the problem can be solve by repairing or rebuilding the NTFS file system. Then the drive is usable again.
I've found softwares that can recover partition tables, fix MBRs, etc. Just to be on the safe side, I'm hoping that a pro, or someone who has encountered this same problem to aid me in this matter. I don't want to have to lost all my files on this drive. It's my life's work, in a way.
Anyways, anyone who has had the same problem who can help me? Give me suggestions on the right software to use and methods. The problem seems repairable now, and I don't want to messed something up.
Thanks in advance for any help.