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Killdisk - Killed 28gb


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#1 xpiswhyilikemax

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Posted 29 July 2006 - 09:32 PM

hiya folks; any of you familiar with killdisk software ?
I was having a problem with my daughter's computer...
used killdisk; after transferring required data
went from 30gig drive to 2gig..gotta be pilot error
but do I have to do that whole wipe/reinstall O/S/drivers
shuffle again ?
please say no
but, if I do; can you pinpoint where I cocked it up
cheers & thanx
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Posted 29 July 2006 - 10:54 PM

If you wiped the drive that Windows was on, yes, you have to format and reinstall Windows and all your programs.

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 01:00 PM

I wasn't specific enough I guess
I re-installed the O/S & Drivers and
am missing 28 Gb
sorry for the mis-understanding
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Posted 30 July 2006 - 01:23 PM

I assume you formatted the drive before installing Windows again?

What brand and model of computer do you have?

Many computers that were manufactured by major manufacturers like HP or Sony among many others have hidden Restore partitions on their hard drives.

It may be that OR if you reloaded XP without SP2 it will not recognize anything over 137 gigs on a disk. SP2 addresses that. You need it anyway for security reasons - so if you do not have go to Windows or Microsoft updates and download it immediately.

OR

You may have left a partition existing (Which would now usually be D:/)

Click on the "My Computer" icon and tell us what you see.

Edited by Enthusiast, 30 July 2006 - 01:27 PM.


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Posted 30 July 2006 - 05:55 PM

which version of windows are you running ????? if you format a drive with Fat16 the maximum size you can get a partition is 2 gig the remaining 28 gig will hide as unallocated

Edited by linderman, 30 July 2006 - 05:56 PM.


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Posted 31 July 2006 - 09:10 PM

hiya..the box is a ol' Dell Optiplex gx 100,
This from System Properties:
Win 98 2nd Edition,
GenuineIntel
x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 3,
254.0MB Ram
this any help ?
(Linderman quote) ....hide as unallocated.
wazzat mean & can I get access to it.
The drive was partitioned before the KillDisk operation
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