HDD randomly split into 2 disproportionate drives!!!!!!

Posted on 2007-08-03
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
I have a 250GB seagate sata on a brand new system and it has split into two disproportionate drives (~120 & ~86). File integrity seems fine. SO not a striped RAID failure, in fact I don't even think its setup in RAID. using 32 bit vista
Question by:indierocker86
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    Do both have drive letters?  One may be set aside to make shadow backups.  Though 86 gb is a bit larger than I'd expect for that.

    In any case, unless you plan to wipe and reinstall, there's not much you can do with your partitions.  Any change would wipe out all the data on them.

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    You can use any good parttioning tool to chaneg, resize or combie the partitions, partition Magic from Symantec is good.

    There are some free ones such a Qparted on a bootable CD.

    Check around.

    I hope this helps !
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    It is possible I was mistaken about the last part of my comment...

    Guess that's why SysExpert is a Guru, and I'm not.

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    Yes but what is puzzling me is the fact that both are disproportioned.
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    1) I would check to see the sizes of  anything in VISTA REGARDING STUFF LIKE RESTORE POINTS>

    Are you sure that this was not how it came origianlly.

    Vista does have the ability to shrink an exising partition, so that you can add more partitions on a large drive.

    maybe someone was fulling around with it in the Disk manager ?

    I hope this helps !

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