Okay, first the story, no there's too much, let me sum up. My hard
drive was running a little slow (Focus, internal 300+meg). I start
playing, accidentily hit either erase or format for the wrong partition
of my hard drive. Poof 30megs of utilities up in digital dust.
I whiped out Deliverance and prayed. After an hour and a half of
scanning the drive, just on the last block, blip, the program hung. I
tried again this morning. Again it hung on the last block. Hmmmm, I
start inspecting this block and I find data that is not mine and never
was. That is Microsoft Powerpoint, other PC programs and nick names for
people I've never heard of. This leads one to believe that Alltech's drives
are refurbs that they never perform a low-level format on. Urrrg. Don't
even get me started what I think of Alltech in general and especially
Problems: How does one recover files that are there, but you have no
access to them? Am I SOL?
Also, should a hard drive slow down (even when just being scanned by
the computer as it's loading the drive onto the desk top) just because
theres more on it or would this be a framentation problem OR do I have a
deeper problem with it.
I've wasted so much time in the last two days doing what little I
can. I'm getting ready to chuck it all, do a low level format,
repartition and spend the next week loading everything off of disks and
reorganizing them on my drive again. (Plan B, is a FOR SALE on the
"Action, Adventure: A Jedi Craves Not These Things."