I've recently had this happen on two hard drives after running Backup and/or Acronis True Image from Windows 7 RC. One appears to be totally dead at this point, so we'll just focus on the other one. From Windows 7 (RC or RTM) (or Vista) it appeared in
My Computer, but was not accessible and I was invited to format it. Instead, I ran chkdsk /r from a command prompt, which told me the first NTFS boot record was bad so it used the second one and fixed lots of things. But, still not accessible on W7. However,
from a Windows XP machine it looks just fine.
Is there a way to fix this drive? Would even a reformat fix it?
I am thinking maybe I should always reformat a new external drive from Windows 7, even if it is already formatted NTFS. Is there any point to that?
Thanks in advance for any responses.
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