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HELP! My D: drive suddenly missing & free space


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guys, help me pls..

my d drive suddenly missing, there is lot of important stuff inside the partition..
i don't have any ideas what is going, it shown 104gb free space, but I didn't format it..
this case happens when I try to format another drive (labelled A in the picture), and I'm really sure, I didn't formatted a wrong partition..

help me pls

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Is it all one physical disk or another seperate disk?

If its one disk, by the looks of it that B space you killed the partition since there is no partition type or letter assigned to it.
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it's one disk (my netbook) , what do u mean by kill? all my data lost?
it is impossible because i didn't formatted it, just format the partition labelled as A, and it's only take 5-10 secs only, FYI, the partition labelled as B is nearly full as I loaded lot of stuff inside it (95gb i guess).
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There is no partition there at all, its just free space. If there was a partition for B it would have a file system showing and a drive letter assigned.
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that is really weird..
it happens just after i format partition label A, B was my d:\ drive...
someone pls help me..
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Here is an example of how active partition should look like.

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As you can see all the partition have a drive letter assign to them (c: D: E: ect) and they show in what is their file system (NTFS).

If you look at yours you have only one with a Drive letter (C:) and your 104 GB one seems to be empty, try to make it active and pray your data is still there (does not seem like it is).

You said you tried to format part A, part A as your drive C: (system) with also an unalocated space of 2.5 GB and you cannot format your drive C: from disk management.

Edited by Alzeimer, 18 June 2010 - 09:14 AM.

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A was created by resizing the c:\ partition , done by gparted, a linux software..
i try to assigned the B with a drive letter, but it asks me to format the partition and I'm not dare to do that, I'm still hoping there is a method to re-alive my partition..
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If Windows asks you to format it and there was data on it, then the partition table is gone/corrupted.

Edited by diabillic, 18 June 2010 - 02:41 PM.

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