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#1 csandeepk


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Posted 05 July 2018 - 11:52 PM

Mod Edit:  Split from https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/616727/old-hdd-now-only-appears-as-system-reserved/page-2#entry4526242 - Hamluis.




I'm sorry for your lost.



  • Press windows8_key.png + X to access the Menu and click Disk Management
  • Expand the Disk Manager window to show all the blocks of the external drive
  • Post a screenshot of the window please



I had the same problem, however the disk management was not showing any unallocated space. Below is the screenshot. 


I renamed the drive name to J from K, and the system reserved thing is not showing anymore. However I am still not able to use the drive. Attached is the screen shot after the renaming.


Please help.

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Edited by hamluis, 06 July 2018 - 06:42 AM.

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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 07:52 AM

RAW indicates a bad partition table. Did Disk 1 at one time have an OS on it? I say this because of the System Reserved Partition. 


Is there data on the drive you need to recover?


The first thing I would do is see if a live linux disk can mount the drive.


Download Mint Cinnamon. Burn the iso to a DVD and boot. At the Mint Desktop click Computer. In the lower left pane you should see your disks. Click on the 298GB disk if listed and if linux can mount it a File Manager will open. Partitions in linux would be labeled sdx1...sdx2.  x would probably be b for disk 1.


You can copy and paste data between drives. 

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