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Hard Disk, partition not recognized.

Posted on 2009-07-14
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I recently came across a problem, I had a net book from western digital that was running on my network just fine until today, it started to get really hot and not work, so I took the enclosure apart and plugged the hard disk direct to the computer sata port however windows sees the drive but does not give me a letter drive, is there anything that I can do at this point? I have attached a screen-shoot of the disk management.

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If the net book is a network device it probably has a version of Linux to publish the shares to the network. If this is the case the volumes will not be recognised by windows.
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The partition structure is reminiscent of linux... I reckon if you booted a live linux cd like knoppix, you'd see the drive no worries. But if you're worried about the data integrity, the first thing i'd be doing is creating a backup image of the drive. Any imaging tool (some free, some not) will probably be ok in this case. The fact that windows knows there are partitions there is a good thing... it means the drive is probably not corrupt and it is still functioning hardware wise.

Hope this helps.

Apochimongitus.
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OK so my chances are good, not let me ask something else is there any third party application that can make windows recognize Linux partitions?

jdff
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Found it:
http://www.chrysocome.net/explore2fs

Thank you all
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