Partition dissapeared

Posted: 01-18-2009, 11:24 PM
I formatted the C drive on number one hard drive. I stored my back up on a
physically seperate hard drive in rthe same PC. I was able to restore all my
files from the seperate hard drive, so it was ok at this point. I shut the
PC down over night. When I startet up this am, the desktop was blank. On
restart the desktop came back, but when I tried to get information from the
seperate hard drive, a message came up asking if I want to format it. All
indication are that it is a RAW file. All I can think of is that the
partiton got damaged. Is there some way I can recover or repair the
partition?

Partition dissapeared


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sgopus
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RE: Partition dissapeared
Posted: 01-18-2009, 11:34 PM
prob not if it was a dynamic type, these tend to go bye bye.
it's always a good idea to store your backup on a removable drive, not a
drive installed in the pc, for just this reason.

"Richard Leblanc" wrote:
> I formatted the C drive on number one hard drive. I stored my back up on a
> physically seperate hard drive in rthe same PC. I was able to restore all my
> files from the seperate hard drive, so it was ok at this point. I shut the
> PC down over night. When I startet up this am, the desktop was blank. On
> restart the desktop came back, but when I tried to get information from the
> seperate hard drive, a message came up asking if I want to format it. All
> indication are that it is a RAW file. All I can think of is that the
> partiton got damaged. Is there some way I can recover or repair the
> partition?
>
Shenan Stanley
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Re: Partition dissapeared
Posted: 01-18-2009, 11:46 PM
Richard Leblanc wrote:
> I formatted the C drive on number one hard drive. I stored my back
> up on a physically seperate hard drive in rthe same PC. I was able
> to restore all my files from the seperate hard drive, so it was ok
> at this point. I shut the PC down over night. When I startet up
> this am, the desktop was blank. On restart the desktop came back,
> but when I tried to get information from the seperate hard drive, a
> message came up asking if I want to format it. All indication are
> that it is a RAW file. All I can think of is that the partiton got
> damaged. Is there some way I can recover or repair the partition?
See my answer in another newsgroup where you multi-posted your query...

In the future - for your benefit as well as those who might answer your
queries - please utilize cross-posting as opposed to multi-posting if you
feel you need to post in more than one newsgroup.

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Suicyco
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Re: Partition dissapeared
Posted: 01-22-2009, 01:57 AM
"Richard Leblanc" <dandr@xplornet.com> wrote in
news:608F55B7-7977-40FC-8E97-FE9C5C435658@microsoft.com:

Can try connecting the other HD to a different computer and see if the
partition is still there. I had a similiar problem with a newer HD, the
partitions would disappear, under computer management it would show the HD
wasn't even active anymore. I took the HD out and plugged into another PC
and the drive and partitions showed up active. I still have now clue whats
goin on with that drive, but was able to save the data to another drive
> I formatted the C drive on number one hard drive. I stored my back up
> on a physically seperate hard drive in rthe same PC. I was able to
> restore all my files from the seperate hard drive, so it was ok at
> this point. I shut the PC down over night. When I startet up this am,
> the desktop was blank. On restart the desktop came back, but when I
> tried to get information from the seperate hard drive, a message came
> up asking if I want to format it. All indication are that it is a RAW
> file. All I can think of is that the partiton got damaged. Is there
> some way I can recover or repair the partition?
>
 
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