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Gparted not showing existing partition


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#1 apple2user

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 03:57 PM

I have a second hdd which is partiioned (in Windows XP) into 2 partitions. There are plenty of files there. They are all accessible (in Windows as well as in Ubuntu).

I ran Gparted trying to resize one of the partitions but only one partition is listed! Seems to me the partition table on my second drive is corrupted. I know the MBR on my first drive was corrupted because it took forever to boot. I have since re-partitioned and re- installed Windows on that. Probably the second drive was affected at the same time.

The question is how to fix the partition table on the second drive. There is too much data to backup and so I cannot just delete the partitions and start again.

Thanks for reading this and hopefully for some useful suggestions.

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#2 Ramchu

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 08:07 PM

http://www.ptdd.com/

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#3 apple2user

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 11:21 AM

Thanks for your suggestion.

I have found out that my second drive was partitoned with dynamic volumes leading to Gparted not quite understanding it.

Apparently Partition Wizard can change it back to a basic volume. Will be trying that.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 03:33 PM

I had great results from this advice: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic383154.html/page__st__15 Please scroll down to Buddy215's post for the instruction. It worked great and rebuilt my MBR.


My partitions weren't showing up either, neither Win XP nor Linux Mint. I used the above tool, plus I used Easeus Data Recovery. I didn't even let the whole data recovery program run. Just recovering a bit to tell my computer that the partitions existed was enough in my case, which was very similar to yours.

Good luck!

Edited by floridaze, 17 March 2011 - 03:34 PM.


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