I have a bit of a problem with my hard drive. I've searched different forums, but no luck.
This is a short pre-history. I bought a 200 Gb external USB hard drive. It was working fine for a while before my computer crashed. This is when I made a big mistake (or so it appeared) and connected the USB drive to another PC. At this point it gave me an error message and after that the USB hard drive could not be read neither by the new or old PC.
The actual issue:
I have removed the box and took the hard drive out and connected it as a regular hard drive (ATA) to my PC. It worked - I could see all of the data. I have not noticed that there was some missing though. I have reformatted this hard drive. After that, I have reinstalled Windows XP, but noticed that there was about 60Gb missing. I have then reformatted again, but no results. I have checked in Disk Management in Administrative Tools and saw that it shows only 130 Gb of total space. I had a Boot CD which had Partition Magic on it and once loaded, it showed my 190Gb. Unfortunately, I was unable to reformat it from there since it always gives me an error message. When I installed a Windows version of Partition Magic, it only showed 130Gb.
So, if anyone has any opinion or advise on the cause of the problem or about the solution, it would most definitely be appreciated.
Right now I have Windows XP Pro installed on this PC and no other software installed.
Also, there is no other partitions on this hard drive - only one.
Thank you in advance!
Edited by rucan, 30 July 2006 - 09:06 PM.