Partition gone AWOL for no apparent reason - how to get the info on it back?
Posted on 2004-03-27
Here's the thing.
My computer's been acting slow and stuff recently, so I thought I'd be a good girl and make backups of everything and then format the ol' darling and reinstall it.
So I did.
Although now that I've got it back up and running again, a partition is missing! Or rather, what was on it.
I've got two disks - one 30 Gb (ca 19 + 10 Gb, 19 Gb being system drive), and one 160 Gb (ca 100 + 50 + 10 Gb). When I selected format drive to reinstall XP, I selected the 18 Gb drive. The one that's gone missing is the 10 Gb one on disk 2. Win XP Disk Managment says I can create a new logical drive off it, and Partition Magic says it's unallocated space. I don't know what's happened, it's just gone, even though I haven't even TOUCHED the bloody thing!!!!!
Yet it's gone. And my backups with it. Not all backups, though, oh no. I just stored "My Documents" folder on that one. The rest was stored on the 100 Gb drive, and might I add that every other partition is working just fine and peachy and everything's still there?
Except for that particular partition where I put all the stuff I actually use on. So why didn't I back it up on a CD? Because Nero was acting up and wouldn't allow me to - which is one of the reasons I wanted to format the thing and start all over again.
WHAT THE HELL TO DO?! Suggestions ANYONE?!