I just reinstalled XP a few minutes ago. I formatted my HD and reinstalled. when it booted up for the first time checkdisk told me that one of my drives was corrupted and needed to be checked. i skipped it because it was my new 200 gig and i thought maybe it was only seeing 137. now that im booted up, its showing the full 200 (186 formatted) and 22.6 free. but a whole bunch of my files are missing. only about 7 gigs of stuff is still there.
my setup is XP is installed on a 15 gig on the primary ide channel. i have a 120 as primary on a promise ultra100 tx2 and the 200 as secondary. the promise came with the 200 from that dell deal a few months ago.
this is my first boot and i havnt written anything to it. im going to turn off my comp after this post and disconnect it before i reboot.
im really pissed right now and not thinking straight. any ideas on what to do to fix this. most of my stuff is gone, most of which wasnt backed up.