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missing partitions

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 w2ktechman In reply to missing partitions

Wow, sounds like some real disk problem. I would replace the drive. If the partition info on the drive was corrupted, that would explain the lost partitions. You may need to find a partition recovery program, but it might not work if the info for the partition was corrupt.

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by rogercxp In reply to missing partitions

Frequently, added disks share a power splitter that is faulty. Check those 'Y' splitters. Replace them with the highest quality you can find.
If you are using a separate PCI card for drives, clean the contacts with a pencil eraser and electronic cleaning fluid.

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