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Windows 7: My external hard drive is unallocated

16 Aug 2014   #11
Navid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Try to run these commands from an elevated command prompt. Maybe it helps:

Diskpart
List disk
Select disk n (where n is the number that was given for your disk in List disk)
Clean
Exit




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Why it cleared my other drives (D & E). Those information are as valuable as my life

What should I do nooooowwwww??

Please




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16 Aug 2014   #12
Navid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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I can see them in disk management...so where are they??

I've followed this post (Hard Disk Partition Letter Missing in Windows 7 - Fix) , and thank god I have them back.
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16 Aug 2014   #13
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

hmm.... It would seem that diskpart is unable to see your external drive - presuming that you had it connected - and you were trying to run clean command on your system disk.

True, it is very hard for me too to imagine that just an inadvertent act of pulling out the USB connection running the external drive can result in such a catastrophic failure, but when the manufacturer's diagnostic utility itself cannot repair it and fails it, I don't think there is any hope.

Sometimes we do, do things hoping against hope for a miracle to happen and it does happen sometimes. In these cases also it is really not a miracle but something which we did not understand and hence we could not resolve. In other words it is just a reflection of our own insufficient knowledge.We still do not know a thousand things.

Coming to diskpart, you could still try to write zeros onto the external HDD with the WD utility. It tries to do the samething, a Quick Erase being equivalent to clean and Full Erase a cleanall with no scope of erroneously selecting your system drive for you can see which drive you are selecting.
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16 Aug 2014   #14
Navid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I believe the true miracle in our era is the human knowledge. The main gift that Allah gave us. Like your's jumanji.

Last time it didn't pass!

But this time it would!

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Does it make any sense?
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16 Aug 2014   #15
Navid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think it's completely destroyed!

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16 Aug 2014   #16
Navid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The software that I used for checking errors was AVG TuneUp Utilities.

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Do you think this software did that?


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16 Aug 2014   #17
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Your attachment links are invalid and do not show.

I don't know anything about AVG TuneUp, but those types of programs generally add nothing worthwhile.
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16 Aug 2014   #18
Navid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm still confused. how can it still remember my password.

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16 Aug 2014   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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16 Aug 2014   #20
Navid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Thanks, I have them back.
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