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By mnan2004 ·
Hello two of my partitions have disappeared. At first it said that The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume F:. Then when I restarted checkdisk was run and it said it fixed the problem but when I rebooted to of the partitions disappeared. I checked diskmanagement and it shows up as free space. I have a 160 gig hardrive ide pci raid split into three partitions 10 gig which is holding windows xp professional and two second partitions which were storage. The 10 gig is still there but the other two are not. I also have a 80 gig and a 40 gig hardrive along with a cdrom and a dvdrom. I do have partition magic but I can not find a way to fix the problem with it.

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by Power Natto In reply to disappeared partition

Is Parition Magic installed on the system? If it is, perhaps a setting to "hide partitions" was activated, which is sometime necessary when creating multiple primary partitions (or when operating multiple versions of an OS) and your OS will not "see" the partition.

If the partitioner is not installed, install it and it should see the partitions if they are there.

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by whitneyd In reply to disappeared partition

It is possible that the corrupt/damaged area was physically in or near the partition. Your hard drive may not be reliable as such errors have a tendancy to get worse.

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