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Hard Disk - One Partition Unaccessible...!


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#1 sunandoghosh

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 10:38 AM

Hard Disk - One Partition Unaccessible...!!!

Hi

I have attached three hard disks and have booted from one hard disk...but why one of
partition (partition J ) of another hard disk is not getting accessed from the hard disk
from which i have booted.

Normally i was able to access it in the past. Restarted but does not help. Also when I try
to access the same partition J by booting from its own hard disk; its accessible; this
means there is nothing wrong in partition J.

Any idea / suggestion as to how i can access partition J data while being booted from
another hard disk.

Thanks for ur anticipated help.

Best Regards

sunandoghosh

sunandoghosh at gmail dot com

p.s. The relevant screenshots are attached below:

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 02:21 PM

It appears that the J: partition in not formatted (or, if it is, it's corrupted). The screenshots indicate this. If it's accessible when you boot from the hard disk it's on - then there's corruption somewhere in the chain.

The easy fix is to format it (just right click on it in Disk Management).

If you want to recover data from it, I'd suggest the freeware program here: http://www.pcinspector.de/

Edited by usasma, 23 September 2006 - 02:23 PM.

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 03:59 PM

As a separate issue, why do you have page files on two logical partitions?

If you want the system to be able to write dump files for errors one (the smaller of the two) needs to be on the active partition your op system is on and the second one (if you did it for increased speed or less fragmentation) needs to be on a separate hard drive, not a logical partition on the same hard drive.

You have something messed up because only C, H, J and I are being recognized in the listing at the top.

If you have an op system on H at only 4.89G you may not have enough overhead for it to operate properly.

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 12:27 AM

what error does it give you when you try to access it? Have you checked this out by going into DOS and doing a chkdsk and fdisk?

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 12:33 AM

it doesn't show being initiated in disk management.
It doesn't show being Fat32 or NTFS

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 07:26 AM

When you boot to the other hard disk (the one with the J partition on it) and you can view the J drive - does it show the contents of the drive? What format is it in? By chance did you install a Linux partition or some other OS on that physical drive?
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