Re: HDD REcovery? PartitionMagic crashed drive - blue screen.
Under disk management I see the original partitions, and when I go to access the one in question I get "(Letter):\ is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable."
This is using the external USB drive "dock" into another computer.
The data gods looked down upon me, saw the errors of my poor & bad behaviour. They saw someone who had fallen from the faithfully nightly backup path. And with some penance, the gods smiled upon me.
1. able to access the 2nd partition using a external drive caddy.
2. remounted the drive into the laptop and booted from the XP system CD. Selected "repair" and who knows what, the laptop boots normally.
Doing penance now. Ten laps around the rosary and multiple backups. Now back to seeking goddesses who likewise smile.