Quote: Originally Posted by User001
But when I used Win XP Pro & tried the following:
Start->Control Panel->Admin Tools->Computer Mgt-> Disk Mgt
the PC says there is an error attempting to access Disk Mgt.
I tried wiping and reloading OS a few times, but to no avail.
Is there another way say like using Linux/Ubuntu CD to access anything hidden on the 1TB HDD?
XP may not know how to fully access partitions created by Windows 7 or possibly another partitioning program has done something "funny".
If you use the Windows 7 install CD, simply start a new instal, go into the advanced disk paritioning and wipe everything you see and repartition from there. In the end you will only get 931GB from a 1TB drive. Windows 7 itself will install a "hidden" 100MB partition but it is visible i nthe disk management, just there is no drive letter asigned so you don;t see it in Explorer...
With Linux you can use the fdisk command like so "fdisk -l /dev/sda" to list the partitions, but that "/dev/sda" could be /dev/sdb or /dev/hdb or anything else, you have to be sure you KNOW what the hard drive is connected as in order to get the proper info.