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Hard drive damage? I have to initialize it!?

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#1 J-son


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Posted 09 December 2008 - 02:18 PM

I got a new hard drive, and I did a clean installation of windows on my new hard drive.

My old hard drive was partitioned in two. I backed up everything I wanted on my D partition, and I used a linux bootcd to reformat the C partition. Now, I booted into my new hard drive with a clean installation of windows, and I tried to access the old hard drive partitions. At first it worked (I could see the empty C partition and the full D partition), and I wanted to reformat the C (now it's the G partition) from within windows because linux only did a quick format. It froze halfway through, and now it doesn't recognize the drive, and when I go to computer management -> disk management it says it's unallocated and I need to initialize it using either MBR or GPT.

From what I understand, initializing it will erase everything. The D partition has ALL MY STUFF!

Are there any recovery tools? What can I do?

if I lost everything on my D hard drive I'm going to cry

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#2 J-son

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 02:37 PM

OMG I fixed it. It no longer says it's unallocated and I can now access it.

My question now is, is it a failing hard drive?

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 11:00 AM

I suggest moving your files from the drive...then running a manufacturer's diagnostic on the drive (total).



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