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Lost Partition after windows xp Reinstall


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hey guys, recently i had a windows problem which resulted in a reformat.
but before i reformatted, i used partition magic 7.0 to partition a 10gig storage.
i'm not very computer savvy but i remember it was somthing like a data NTFS.
so i reinstalled windows and the whole bit. i reinstalled my drivers and everythings
back to normal EXCEPT i can't find my partition i made. partition magic showed 2 sections,
the main one i originally had. and what i think the free space of the 2nd partition which said
undisturbuted. so i redisturbuted my HD, now everything is showing up except for the
amount of space i used for back up files, around 8 gigs. any ideas to find the rest
of my hard drive??

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alright, well windows xp has something that does partitions. so im thinking it might be when you partitioned outside of windows it dropped that section as part of your hard drive. I would try to reformat and do partitions before installing windows... but i dont really know the program you used so there might be a better way of doing it. Do you have important stuff on that hard drive, aka you dont want to format again?
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yea i just got everythign installed again and its just like new. i just need to find the one i used to back up my important files. i know its somewhere on my HD because its a 160 gig HD, and on the My Computer, it shows up as 149 gigs. and i had around 5 to 8 gigs of info that i backed up on the separate partition. any ideas?
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does partition magic have anything where it can combine partitions or something. although i doubt that it will let you since your os is on the main partition... do two hard drives pop up in my computer?
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it has the option to combine partitions but it didnt work.
no its only the 1 main HD i can see. thats y i'm trying to find out
if i can find where the other part of it is or just my files.
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did you search for the files yet (start menu, search)... seems dumb but see what comes up.
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tried that . . .
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hahaha sorry man just thinking.... let me research alittle and see what hits
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