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Windows 7: Remount hard drive?

22 Nov 2010   #1
AOTA

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Remount hard drive?

I recently tried to convert one of my hard drives from a FAT32 to a NTFS drive. during this process, CONVERT said it needed to unmount the drive, and i said yes. however, the process never finished because it said it was to fragmented. when i went to defragment it, it said the file path specified (e: ) was invalid... how do i get this drive remounted without having to completely reformat it?
thanks.

EDIT: still dont know what happened. ended up have to use a file recovery program to get most of my files back. still would like to know what i did wrong/how to fix it.


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14 Jan 2011   #2
sergio503

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AOTA View Post

EDIT: still dont know what happened. ended up have to use a file recovery program to get most of my files back. still would like to know what i did wrong/how to fix it.
Did u ever get this problem fix? Does it still show up as unmounted? Sorry i am asking this because the post is like two months old or so....
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15 Jan 2011   #3
AOTA

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

i used a hard drive recovery software to re-format it so that it would show up. never found out an easy way to fix it.
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15 Jan 2011   #4
sergio503

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

maybe the problem was that when you deleted the drive you didn't relocate the drive partion back. for example DISK MANAGEMENT has the avility to shrink volumes and resise partions maybe you forgot to put the unllocated partion as a drive.
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see that image where it says DISK 1 on the left side?
Drive M: is split into two but the unllocated part is not currently needed maybe thats how your drive showed up thats why it didnt show on "My computer"


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15 Jan 2011   #5
AOTA

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

the thing is, it did show up in my computer, but it would not let me format it, open it or edit it in any way... although that does sound like it might have been part of th problem.
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15 Jan 2011   #6
sergio503

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

You probably had to assign a different drive letter to format it.
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15 Jan 2011   #7
AOTA

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Ether way its all fixed now. was able to recover all my files and get the drive working again. no problems since.
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16 Jan 2011   #8
sergio503

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Good thing you got it fixed.
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