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Windows 7: Failed HDD: Can this drive be reclaimed??

03 Jan 2012   #51
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

sorry to be slow. had to pickup and infected notebook - fumigation in process...

she says FAT32 however that is only part of the story as the size shows up as an even 200mb. what gets reflected under 'list disk', and is under Disk Management [gui] also is a size of 931GB
?


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03 Jan 2012   #52
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zapp22 View Post
sorry to be slow. had to pickup and infected notebook - fumigation in process...

she says FAT32 however that is only part of the story as the size shows up as an even 200mb. what gets reflected under 'list disk', and is under Disk Management [gui] also is a size of 931GB
?
Does the 931 GB have a drive letter? What about the 200 MB volume?
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04 Jan 2012   #53
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

Nope. neither.
why do they hate Fat volumes

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zapp22 View Post
sorry to be slow. had to pickup and infected notebook - fumigation in process...

she says FAT32 however that is only part of the story as the size shows up as an even 200mb. what gets reflected under 'list disk', and is under Disk Management [gui] also is a size of 931GB
?
Does the 931 GB have a drive letter? What about the 200 MB volume?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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04 Jan 2012   #54
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zapp22 View Post
Nope. neither.
why do they hate Fat volumes

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zapp22 View Post
sorry to be slow. had to pickup and infected notebook - fumigation in process...

she says FAT32 however that is only part of the story as the size shows up as an even 200mb. what gets reflected under 'list disk', and is under Disk Management [gui] also is a size of 931GB
?
Does the 931 GB have a drive letter? What about the 200 MB volume?
Select each volume by using
select volume # (where # is the volume number associated with the drive)
within diskpart. Then type
assign
Alternatively, you can assign it a letter as follows and see if that works if assign by itself fails.
assign letter=Y
Note: I used Y as that letter is likely not being used by another drive. You have to choose letters that are not already in use.

Does it assign letters to them now?
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04 Jan 2012   #55
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Once they have letters, you can convert them from FAT32 to NTFS by following the steps in Convert FAT or FAT32 Volume to NTFS
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04 Jan 2012   #56
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

the issue is that 'list volume' does not see a volume associated with the bulk of the disk. see image attached

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zapp22 View Post
Nope. neither.
why do they hate Fat volumes

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post

Does the 931 GB have a drive letter? What about the 200 MB volume?
Select each volume by using
select volume # (where # is the volume number associated with the drive)
within diskpart. Then type
assign
Alternatively, you can assign it a letter as follows and see if that works if assign by itself fails.
assign letter=Y
Note: I used Y as that letter is likely not being used by another drive. You have to choose letters that are not already in use.

Does it assign letters to them now?


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04 Jan 2012   #57
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zapp22 View Post
the issue is that 'list volume' does not see a volume associated with the bulk of the disk. see image attached
It is because of the GPT mark. Your volume is protected from being accessed. Is there any data on the disk that you do not want to lose?
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04 Jan 2012   #58
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

yes, all of it. this is the backup.

what is the underlying cause?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zapp22 View Post
the issue is that 'list volume' does not see a volume associated with the bulk of the disk. see image attached
It is because of the GPT mark. Your volume is protected from being accessed. Is there any data on the disk that you do not want to lose?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jan 2012   #59
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zapp22 View Post
yes, all of it. this is the backup.

what is the underlying cause?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zapp22 View Post
the issue is that 'list volume' does not see a volume associated with the bulk of the disk. see image attached
It is because of the GPT mark. Your volume is protected from being accessed. Is there any data on the disk that you do not want to lose?
I honestly do not know how it was changed from MBR to GPT without someone entering commands to do so... The only method I know to change back to MBR so you can access it in Windows is to use the Diskpart Clean command, but that will clear the partition table and you will lose your data.

Anyone else in these forums know a way to reclaim the drive without losing data?

I'll go try to seek you some help with this...
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04 Jan 2012   #60
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zapp22 View Post
yes, all of it. this is the backup.

what is the underlying cause?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zapp22 View Post
the issue is that 'list volume' does not see a volume associated with the bulk of the disk. see image attached
It is because of the GPT mark. Your volume is protected from being accessed. Is there any data on the disk that you do not want to lose?
Is this the backup of the data you recovered from your bad drive? If so, oiy! I assume you can access the drive in PartedMagic?
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