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Windows 7: help to restore format partition


20 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
help to restore format partition

i was trying to create a image with dos ghost, at the point where it say analizing partition i change my mind and power off the PC now the HD that i was trying to create a image of is showing blank all 3 partition and saying to format, at first when i connect it to the pc to view it it say offline i change it to online but all 3 partition showing empty is there any way to restore the partition to the way it was saving all the file and folder structor
note the drive and partition show up in disk management but not in my computer

thanks


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22 Jul 2013   #2

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi albertldee, Welcome to Sevenforums.

Is your HDD visible in BIOS as well. If yes, try these.


In "Disk Management" check to see if the drive is visible. If the drive is found, look at the partition for the drive. New drives will be labeled as FAT32 and have a drive letter assigned.
If the drive does not display as "Healthy," or shows the file format as "RAW," then the partition has become corrupt. It could also be corrupt if the bar above the drive is black and shows as "Unallocated."
To make the drive usable again after a partition has become corrupt or lost start by right clicking on the drive in "Disk Management" and select "Delete partition" from the menu. Then right click on the drive again and select "create partition" from the menu. Follow the steps in the partition wizard to create a Primary partition.


After the new primary partition has been created "Disk Management" will display the drive with an NTFS partition.

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Check the drive status in Device Manager :
Right click on "My Computer" and select "Manage."
From the "Computer Management" window select "Device Manager" from the list on the left.
From the device list, expand the "Disk Drives" category by clicking on the [+] symbol found to the left. If the drive is detected by the system, there will be an entry for your external drive.
If it is not listed under "Disk Drives," expand the "Other Devices" category and see if there is an entry for an "Unknown Device."
Right click the "Unknown Device" and select "Properties."
Under the "General" tab, it will typically display "This device is not working properly" followed by either Code 10 or Code 28.
Code 10 would suggest a potential power supply issue (typically 3.5-inch desktop external drives). If a second external drive with an equivalent power supply is available, try connecting the power supply to the drive.


If a different power supply is not available, verify the problem by connecting to a different USB port or by connecting to a second PC.
If the same error code is still displayed, create an RMA and return the drive under Warranty.
Code 28 would suggest a driver error.
Expand the "Disk Drive" category in "Device Manager" right click on the drive and select "Uninstall."
Disconnect the external drive, reboot the computer and reconnect the drive when the computer has finished restarting.
If same error is displayed, try connecting it to a second PC to verify the issue.
If the drive fails on the second PC with the same error, create an RMA and return the drive under Warranty.
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22 Jul 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

Boot into System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times after confirming C or the 100mb System Reserved partition (preferred) is Partition Marked as Active (Method Two)
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