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(Solved) - External HDD partition corrupt!

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  • Started 4 years ago by mfuasi
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mfuasi
mfuasi
Posts: 66

Hi,
i currently in possession of a 1TB external HDD which i partitioned in two drives like a year ago.The problem is that the second(i.e the smaller partition)which is roughly 20GB cannot be read by any system i attach the HDD.I highly reckon that a virus caused the partition to disappear but there's no virus currently inhibiting my system ....All i was requesting for is,suggestions on how i could recover the lost partition.Thanks in advance.

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LH
LH
Posts: 20002

Does it show up in Computer, and Disk Management ?

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mfuasi
mfuasi
Posts: 66

no ,
it doesn't.it just mysteriously disappeared!

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mfuasi
mfuasi
Posts: 66

i reckon that i will just have to google some partition recovery software ,reason being that there's no one ready to help....

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Help:
http://www.z-a-recovery.com/ar.....covery.htm
http://www.bing.com/search?q=r.....ORM=IE8SRC
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RANT OF THE DAY !!!!
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Tis Problem Like Posted is Why I Aways Recommend Setting Up Hard Dive(s) Geometry First BEFORE Installing O/S or Using O/S Disk Management Utility While Running on a Live System.
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JUST AN EXAMPLE BUT NOT APPLICABLE TO TO OP'S ISSUE: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931854
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Regards,
Rick P.

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LH
LH
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How will recovery software help, when you have no drive to point it at ?

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mfuasi
mfuasi
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i solved the problem this early morning using r-studio 4.6.the software recognised the corrupt sector at the partition and recovered all the files form the presumably omitted extended partition(100% functional btw!)

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LH
LH
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Good for you :) I had not heard of that software before. Must have a look.

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mfuasi
mfuasi
Posts: 66

it is recommendable.it retrieves all the data on a given corrupt HDD

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