I have a Maxtor 500gb externally powered USB hard drive.
Overnight a lot of the files became corrupt on the drive, upon restart of the computer a ChkDsk was automatically started on the drive.
The ChkDsk found a lot of corrupted files and 'orphaned files' which in turn were automatically recovered, according to the ChkDsk.
Now when accessing the files it seems as if the data contained in the files has been mumbled. E.g. open a song in WMP and it plays 20 seconds of a movie which is located somewhere else on the drive.
It is as if all the files on the hard drive now point to incorrect data.
Can anyone explain what is happening?
Recovery software does not seem to pick up that the data is wrong.
Thankyou for any assistance