I used Acronis OS Selector: Rescue Media Buider to make a rescue CD.
I rebooted my PC and I was taken into OS Selector's GUI.
It seemed to only have picked up 1 of 3 hard drives on my computer. It only picked up my 320GB hard drive- my biggest hard drive and one with the most data. (I have a different OS on each hard drive.)
It then prompts me, telling me that it needs to resize the partition contained on that hard drive from 298Gb -> 298Gb. So I click next, etc. It immediately brought a progress bar which wasn't moving at all. I let my computer sit for about 5 minutes, and it moved 1 notch. I thought something was fishy, and I hit the reset button on my computer. I logged back onto XP(off my 80GB drive), and went into My Computer. I tried accessing the 320GB and was told that "F:\ is not formatted, would you like to format it now?". In a rush of panic and fear, I used a program called Testdisk to rebuild the hard drive's partition, as this program has worked in the past. I didn't solve the problem.
Every time I now try to access the hard drive from My Computer, I am given the message
"F:\ is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable"
I am extremely distressed about this, and I can't begin to explain how important the files in that hard drive are.
I REALLY REALLY need the information contained on this hard drive. PLEASE PLEASE give me some ideas on how to get the partition back, so I can access the hard drive like I used to. ANY help is much appreciated! Thank you !
PS. The hard drive is physically healthy, and has no mechanical problems whatsoever.