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hard drive repair problem


I must've had a power outage and though my system rebooted itself there now seems to be a problem with a 250GB hd which I can't seem to fix. Am pretty new to this - the fsck and dfisk outputs are below. There is lots of data on this drive, can I get it back?

Thanks in advance,


penskefile:/home/marty# fsck  /dev/hdb1
fsck 1.37 (21-Mar-2005)
e2fsck 1.37 (21-Mar-2005)
fsck.ext3: Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read while trying to open /dev/hdb1
Could this be a zero-length partition?
penskefile:/home/marty# fdisk /dev/hdb

The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 30515.
There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
and could in certain setups cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
   (e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/hdb: 251.0 GB, 251000193024 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30515 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdb1               1       30515   245111706   83  Linux

Command (m for help):

Marty Landman, Face 2 Interface Inc. 845-679-9387
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