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Thread: SATA hard drive partition disappeared?

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    99shassan's Avatar Poster BT Rep: +1
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    Hi, I bought a SATA hard drive a few days ago. However, I noticed this morning that the partition (L had disappeared from my computer. I know the hard drive is still there because Active SMART detects it as OK, and Acronis Easy migrate, the software I used to add the partition sees it and shows it as logical space (not unallocated).

    Whats happened? I think yesterday in the security settings when I was sharing a folder in that partition I might have actually removed "Everyone" group from the NTFS settings, but I'm sure I added Administrator in there instead.

    Can anyone help?
    Changed SPAN settings in sig a YEAR after it was removed

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    tesco's Avatar woowoo
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    right click my computer->manage->disk management.
    See what partitions it shows next to your new drive.
    If it just says the full amount of space as allocated then create a partition and see if it sticks.

    Not sure why, if it was created, it would disappear.

    Was there any data in it?

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    yeah there was about 33gb of space on it. I copied it over from my main drive to save space. two days later, partition gone

    I did that and it shows the space allocated. Its a logical drive. I tried assigning a letter to it but gives me an error: The operation did not complete because the partition/volume is not enabled. Please reboot the computer to enable the partition/volume.

    I did that but it doesn't fix it. I used something called partition table doctor. It apparently tried to fix my partition, but it seems like it did nothing. So I'm thinking of trying to find a software that will backup what was on the partition back to my main drive and then work on restoring it.
    Changed SPAN settings in sig a YEAR after it was removed

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    grrrrrrrr.... BT Rep: +2
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    use partition magic and acronis disk suites

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    When I try to load disk suites. it gives me sector errors. I can't check the partition either. The partition types say its "FS:None Partition: 0x7 (NTFS,HPFS)"

    Does this make sense to anyone?
    Changed SPAN settings in sig a YEAR after it was removed

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    delimare's Avatar Polyamorous BT Rep: +2
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    Hiren's Boot CD has a whole army of tools for fixing problems such as this, too.

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