Second Partition gone missing

Hi Experts,

I don't know if any one has come across this before but i only noticed today that my second ntfs partition which was about 40gb is missing ??
Its a Windows 2003 Server and in Disk Managment its not there either.
I don't understand what could have happened theres nothing in the Event Viewer.

I appreciate any help or ideas you can give me

Thanks,
Angela
ANGELA11Asked:
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GinEricCommented:
Go back to reboot and BIOS and use the Auto detect to detect the drives.  If the drive information does not show up their, even your motherboard cannot see the drive and something is wrong with it.  Usually, you've got the jumpers wrong and Windows used the autoconfigure and has now lost the drive.

It's common.  You haven't lost the drive, Windows has misplaced it, but probably because you didn't use the jumpers, instead relying on autoconfigure for drive configuration, which doesn't work.

You can always pop the entire drive into another system and read and recover it.
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smiffy13Commented:
What does disk management say? (Admin tools, Computer management, disk management), you should be able to see the partition there and windows should tell you what its status is.
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ANGELA11Author Commented:
In Disk Managment i can see the 2 drives c: displays the size which is 39gb and d: displays 40gb (but in the volume / layout/ type etct fields above all the hardrive information is missing) so i right clicked on the c drive and d drive and selected properties in disk mgt and i got a error message saying " Operation was cancelled due to an internal error)

Oh am so worried !!!
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smiffy13Commented:
Can you identify the make & model of your hard drive? Most disk manufacturer's have diagnostic programs for free download that may give you a better idea about what's gone wrong. If you don't know the manufacturer - just post the model number here, you can get the model number from the device manager, disk drives.
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ANGELA11Author Commented:
I can't identify at the moment what the hard drive is. But its a Dell Power Edge 830 machine.
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ANGELA11Author Commented:
Hi Smiffy i found a dell diagnostic tool for the machine i will run this a see what the results are
Thanks :-)
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ANGELA11Author Commented:
Hi Smiffy

I ran the diagnostic test and the result was that all devices are working properly.

Any ideas ?
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smiffy13Commented:
You'll need to post the model number of the hard drive so that specific hard drive diagnostics can be run.
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smiffy13Commented:
Depending on what the diagnostics has to say and assuming that you have a heap of data that has gone missing, you should have a look at this list: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Q_20900970.html
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gurutcCommented:
Angela,

I saw your question in the apps forum.  This is more info than we got there.  but the UBCD4WIN I recommended there is still a good plan to try for checking why you're getting the internal application error.

gurutc
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0_Glyph_0Commented:
Yes, run some form of hard drive disk checker from dos.  the UBCD is a great option.  If the drives pass, go to the disk managment and see if you can initilize the 2nd partition by right clicking.  
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PUNKYCommented:
You can enter the service tag of machine on Dell Support, and get Original System configuration and hardware.

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/my_systems_info/en/details?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&~tab=2 

There, you will know everything about your system. Then, you can diagnostic it correctly.
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ANGELA11Author Commented:
Hi Experts,


I ran "Active Recovery Software" and the partition is still there but i can't see it when i log on to the machine.
There are no errors on the disk i ran a scan.
I found an error code in event view at last Error code: 1@01010018 and i looked up on the Net and i found
that the partition not appearing was due to me installing Roxio which since i have uninstalled.
I now need to figure out what to do...should i reinstall Roxio will my partition appear then ?

Any ideas i would really appreciate.

Many thanks everyone

Angela
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ANGELA11Author Commented:
Hi All,

I fixed it in the end by booting off the install CD and running a repair
installation seems it was Roxio that caused the problem.

Thanks
Angela
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gurutcCommented:
Good Deal, that dang Roxio at it again...
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