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Lost portion of my 1TB WD MyBook Elite

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Lost portion of my 1TB WD MyBook Elite

fadbel
Excuse the length of this but I wanted to be sure you got the whole story (and hope you don't experience the same).
I am running Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit and have been having problems with Windows losing sight of the second partition on my WD MyBook Elite (1TB).
I was continually being asked to reformat that drive and, finally, exasperated, I moved all of the files from that partition to the primary partition and, when the secondary was empty, I re-formatted it.
I CONTINUED to receive the same message.
Well, since I no longer had Partition Magic (supurb program) I elected to do the only thing left to me and that was to "Shrink" my 350GB second partition believing the free-space would show up on the Primary partition. I then deleted that drive letter.
To my HORROR, I now had a Primary (well, complete disk) containing the Original 650GB. The 350GB from the secondary was nowhere to be found!
I've run chkdsk with the fix and recover options but, no luck. I am still stuck with a missing 350GB.
Now, have any of you any ideas about finding and restoring that missing 350GB?
This drive is primarily used as a external USB backup drive but I'm reluctant to continue storing files on it until I can restore it (HOPEFULLY) to its original size of 1TB.

HELP!!!!!!
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    Sue T

    is run the manufacturers utility on that hard drive. It sounds like that hard drive is having problems and you should check it before using it to store anything. you can download the hard drive utilities/testing software from Western Digitals website. it will also have a utility to format the hard drive that you can use if the hard drive tests good.
    Good luck.

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    fadbel

    Oh, Thank you Sue.
    The drive space FINALLY showed up as unallocated space which I promptly re-formatted as a second partition. Where it was yesterday is beyond me???
    Thanks for your input.

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    Sue T

    is run the manufacturers utility on that hard drive. It sounds like that hard drive is having problems and you should check it before using it to store anything. you can download the hard drive utilities/testing software from Western Digitals website. it will also have a utility to format the hard drive that you can use if the hard drive tests good.
    Good luck.

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    fadbel

    Oh, Thank you Sue.
    The drive space FINALLY showed up as unallocated space which I promptly re-formatted as a second partition. Where it was yesterday is beyond me???
    Thanks for your input.