Hey guys...I really need some serious help here.
Used Partition Magic 7.0 to merge two non primary partitions on my main hard drive, volume H merged into volume E (which were next to each other). The merge process went fine and went PM went to check for erros I got too errors (something like "too few clusters").
After that I no longer had H or E, just this blank partition residing as a logical partition beneath my main primary partition C:
Win XP can't see it (ie My Computer) through normal GUI but PM can see it. I ran PM using the rescue disks and the same result.
When I ran the XP Recovery Console, I was able to CD to E: which to my relief I did see the data still there intact. However, I noticed a new directory called "Merge" with the rest of the my data. Problem is i can not access any of the directories. When I do, I get an "Access is Denied". I ran CHKDSK on E: and it said there were errors on the drive (but it didn't do anything to fix them?!?!)
This is not good...this data houses ALL my music, pictures A/V stuff!!!
I am lost what to try now. Here is a shot of what PM sees: