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Seagate Partitions Just disappeared.?

By naderelsisi ·
The machine is an old P5 AST with win95 OS, I used seagate
disk Wizard to partition Fat 16 partition on
a new 13GB Seagate. After working fine for few days, and all the data are moved into it.
It just doesn't show up to have any partitions, Any hint what could have happened and wether it is repairable, data is valuable, Thanks.

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by jklittle In reply to Seagate Partitions Just d ...

My first question would be is this the 1st hard drive in the system (drive C:)? If it isn't then is the first drive over 1.2 gig? If so then it is possible that the first drive, drive C:, has an overlay on it to allow the system to see the entire drive. If this overlay is not compatible with the new drive this may be your problem. Also I noticed that you said you formated the 13GB drive as FAT 16, did you break the drive up into 2GB partitions? If you wish to use the whole drive as one drive, you will need to format to FAT 32. One way to check is to move the new drive (13GB) to the drive C: position and boot with a floppy, if you can see the partition you created then, it would tend to indicate that the original drive has an overlay and it is blocking you from seeing it. When you copied data to the 13GB, did you do this in dos, from a boot floppy or from windows? Also does the seagate disk wizard copy anything to the autoexec or config files?

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by jamiec In reply to Seagate Partitions Just d ...

Tiramisu from On Track, will allow you to copy the files onto another drive if they are still there... I would use it before trying anything else!

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