|15 Oct 2009||#12|
Open Disk Management. Click Action then click Rescan Disks. Rt-click any disk marked Foreign, click Import Foreign Disks, and follow the instructions on your screen.
If you are asked to Initialize to MBR or GPT - choose MBR.
If it still shows as unallocated (unlikely), then:
D/l this free bootable partition Manager - burn it to cd with isoburner - do not format the cd.
Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to boot computer directly to manage partition.
Boot the cd and if it recognizes the HD - click Disk 1 at the top, then Partition Recovery in the left pane.
Try a scan of the unallocated space - try Quick scan first.
What does that mean? Is there still any hope?
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|17 Oct 2009||#14|
Sounds like devices trying to share resources:
the device manager shows it under other devices >> unknown devices
- could be there is a partition table error.
Often Gparted copes well with those.
D/l from here - burn the .iso to cd - Boot the cd. See what it says.
Direct d/l link - to make sure you get the right one:
Download GParted from SourceForge.net
link to site:
Browse GParted Files on SourceForge.net
If it reads as unallocated - create a small partition - doesn't matter how small on the RIGHT. Gparted should then rebuild the partition table.
After that, use PW partition recovery function - click Disk1 at the top - click Partition recovery on the left pane - Quick scan the whole drive.
If it offers the original partition structure you want - tick the partition(s) you want to keep, and click Apply.
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