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From: trying to find a way to recover lost space

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#1 stilllearnin


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Posted 06 December 2008 - 02:04 AM

Hello to all ,

Thanks for any and all help

I have a

Field Value
Device Properties
Driver Description ST336032 0AS SCSI Disk Device
Driver Date 7/1/2001
Driver Version 5.1.2535.0
Driver Provider Microsoft
INF File disk.inf

Device Manufacturer
Company Name Seagate Technology LLC
Product Information http://www.seagate.com/products,

but it is missing about 30 gigs of space ??

Is there a way to recover this missing space ?

Been trying to recover for 2 mnths now !!

My son desided to reformat and repartition the drive and then the space came up missing !!

This drive is used as storage & has

E: (New Volume) Local Disk NTFS 100000 MB 1613 MB 98386 MB 98 % FCDB-1AC8
F: (New Volume) Local Disk NTFS 100000 MB 2291 MB 97709 MB 98 % 0CF9-1547
G: (New Volume) Local Disk NTFS 143397 MB 8626 MB 134771 MB 94 % A029-388A

and a

Field Value
Device Properties
Driver Description WDC WD80 0JD-75MSA3 SCSI Disk Device
Driver Date 7/1/2001
Driver Version 5.1.2535.0
Driver Provider Microsoft
INF File disk.inf

Device Manufacturer
Company Name Western Digital Corporation
Product Information http://www.westerndigital.com/en/products

as a master .

Can you direct me to a program that will recover this space ?

The drive is less then 6 mnths old !!

I have been moving the data from it so it can repaired .

Thanks again

edit : forgot to add that the missing space can be seen ina program called (KillDisk Free)

Edited by stilllearnin, 06 December 2008 - 03:56 AM.

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 08:11 AM

mabye he reformat it in a fat 32 or ntfs or some thing
or he made a hidden partition by mistake

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 10:39 AM

Well...how large do you think the drive is? What's the stated size of the drive?

If it's a 360GB stated size...total space when formatted should be about 333/334GB, by my estimate.

A 120GB drive when formatted yields 111GB of useable space on my systems, while a 320GB yields 298GB. I had not heard of a 360GB drive until today.

Your post shows a total of 343GB, which seems to be a bit more than I would expect (from a 360GB).

It it's not a 360GB drive, ignore all of the above :thumbsup:.


#4 stilllearnin

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 12:08 PM

hello ,

well i provided a link so that it could be looked at

it is a 360 gig drive made by seagate

it was made for hp

and in having contacts i was able to get 5 of them

and now that i have used a program i have recovered the space

so all is good / no worries

should of just keep looking !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i am out of this place / i was warned about it

you can just kill my account and bet that i will post on my 10 web pages

been attacked by 4 malewares & my e-mail is getting spamed now from here just glad it was a throw away account / dummy account / and no one knows any thing about being cival / they are just pc wanna be gods here / been reading the threads

been doing pc repair since window 95 to vista

i am

and a retired microsoft tech to running my own business at 41 yrs old

at least the seagate techs really know something and are cival

no wonder people complain about this site once they get away from it

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 02:47 AM

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 04:07 PM

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 04:49 PM

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 07:17 PM

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Sure would like to know who warned him about this place.

I must admit that there is a scary bunch of people here!

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