I need some help recovering lost or missing files and folders from my FireWire External hard drive. Recently, my HDD was locking up when accessed from remote workstations (it was networked with shared folders). So then while on a trip, I had another lock up of trying to move some shared media files from TV DVR and it kept dropping out of network connection. I ran the chkdsk on one partition, it said it was fine. I then noticed that the 2nd large partition needed to be checked when it booted. I let it and it said completed, but now it says it needs to run every time I restart, and yet if I now try to run even a check in Windows, I get an error, cannot complete. Now the worse prat is, certain files and folders ar not there and some that are return an access denied message. How can i recover what check disk removed or deleted? Was this normal for entries to be deleted? I noticed in the fast moving chkdsk status of 2nd partition, lots of entries were be removed and or deleted but thought it was part of the fix. The missing folders ar of memorable family and friends Photos and home videos and some backed up BIOS for my own PC. I need to recover this. The folder of corse says empty and not allowed. Thankx in advance!