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#1 Deviatorz

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 11:29 PM

Recently I wanted to partition my hard drive so I got partition magic 8. It seemed that it didn't work on my laptop running Vista home premium. As I opened partition magic it gave me an error and asked if I wanted to fix my hard drive or something similar, but by accident I press yes 2 times (stupid reflexes) and no after. I never opened "My Computer" window after that and today, after 2 days I did so and noticed that my D:\ drive was gone (D:\ was installed with the laptop). My D:\ drive had 10GB and I'm assuming that it must of been partition magic's wonderful fix on my hard drive or registry. I tried system restore but no luck.
In the control panel I opened the program "Disk Management" and I see this
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There's a 10GB on the right and I guess that would be my D:\ drive. I tried "Change Drive Letter and Paths..." but it gave me an error saying operation failed and to refresh or restart program or computer. Tried all that and it didn't work. Is there anyway to fix this?

My specs are:

1.73Ghz core2 duo
2GB RAM
120SATA HD
Vista Home Premium
Toshiba Satellite A200 Pro

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Thanks in advanced.

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 04:51 AM

It appears that you've deleted the D: partition. If so, you'll have to use recovery software to try and recover it. Try this free one first: http://www.pcinspector.de although it may not be compatible with Vista at this time (try Run as Administrator and Run as XP SP2).

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#3 Deviatorz

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 03:32 PM

It looks like I deleted it but I know for sure I didn't delete it. I think it might of been the fix of partitionmagic. Thanks for the reply. Do you or anyone know any software compatible with vista that can recovery it? How about Paragon Partition manager?

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 05:05 PM

Have you checked to see if it disabled the drive in the Device Manager? I'd look there, just in case.
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 02:10 PM

Sorry for late reply, but D:\ drive is just a partition of my hard drive so I don't think it I can disable from device manager.

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 02:16 PM

Along the lines of what USAMA said, you may be able to recover the files on the D: (Now Blank) Partition.

Here is a program that I am starting to experiment with for some data recovery. So far It has found everything I have looked for:

http://www.free-av.com/ (Avira UnErase Personal) The download link is at the bottom of the page.
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 08:41 PM

If the partition is a recovery partition for your nb, this can only be reinstalled trough the recovery CD's. This CD's will reformat the Hd and will place the recovery partition and all it's components to use uin cases like this. IF you don't have the CD's you can always call your manufacturer's and ask for a copy of them.

If this is a partition you want to make or made in the past for a certain purpose, I will sugest the use partition magic to make it the size you want and reinstall the OS to meet your needs and partitions. Now if you want to litteraly erase everything in your NB's Hd I made a quick search in Google, and found some "freeware" software that can make that for you.

Wipe Hard Drive Freeware

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Hope it helps.



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