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Windows 7: Corrupted External Hdd

09 Jan 2015   #1
darkf0xx

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Corrupted External Hdd

I noticed that my external hdd had an extra 100mb partition on it, I used partition wizard to merge the two partitions so it will be like its normal 1 partition, upon finishing the merge my 2tb external drive is now unreadable but the info is still on there, is there some way for me to make it so I can make it readable again? right now when I double click the drive it takes about 5 minutes to load then says the drive is unreadable. When I ran it through a partition recovery I can see the files are all still there and even open the files but I need to make it accessible again without the program. The files equal more than what space I have available on my hard drive or I would just transfer them like that. I have also tried un-assigning a drive letter then reassigning it but that didn't work either.


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09 Jan 2015   #2
darkf0xx

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here is the message I receive when I double click the drive to open it

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09 Jan 2015   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Complete this tutorial by Golden and post so our experts can take a look.
Make sure your external drive is plugged in.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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10 Jan 2015   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What was the reason that messed with the 100MB partition and what exactly did you do. 100MB is a really very tiny space on a 2TB HDD.
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10 Jan 2015   #5
darkf0xx

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
What was the reason that messed with the 100MB partition and what exactly did you do. 100MB is a really very tiny space on a 2TB HDD.
mostly because I didnt like the way it looked, I wont do that again.
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10 Jan 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

If you complete the tutorial in my Post #3 the good folks here could look and give advice.
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10 Jan 2015   #7
darkf0xx

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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10 Jan 2015   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Please follow the tutorial exactly so we can see the whole Disc Management.

You should not be tinkering with Disc Management if you can't follow instructions.
Bad things can happen if instruction are not followed exactly.

If you have a problem understanding the tutorial ask questions. Someone will give more guidance.


Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image


Example from my computer.


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10 Jan 2015   #9
darkf0xx

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

despite the fact that it shows no useful info that I didn't show before Ill do it.


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10 Jan 2015   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Thank you and yes it does show more.

You have a nice day.
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