Corrupted HDD after partition, please help

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Dec 15, 2010
  1. misticknight
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    Ok, so i have a 320GB HDD i partitioned in 2 so i can have one to back up files and another for WBFS, and i didn't touch it for a while since i got a whole new HDD not to long after that was better, but now i put it in my computer and i wanna delete the WBFS partition and increase it back to one 320GB drive but it wont even recognise the second partition at all. even if i put it through WBFS manager it wont load it, it just loads the normal NTFS drive. is there anyway to bring it back to factory settings or have i pretty much ruined a perfectly good HDD and made it half its normal size.
     
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    it doesn't mater if the second partition is not found anymore if the only thing you want to do is to delete it
    simply delete the first partition too and create an new (big) one
     
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    thanks but i tried it and it didnt work, it just let me make another 150GB and no more.
     
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    Step 1
    In Vista/Windows 7
    Either right click on "Computer" and select "Manage", or got to "Control Panel->Administrative tools->Computer management".

    In XP
    Got to "Control Panel->Performance and Maintenance->Administrative Tools->Computer Management"

    Step 2
    Select "Disk Management" to see the list of drives like this.
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    Your WBFS partition will show as RAW.

    Step 3
    For each partition on the drive, right click and select "Delete volume..".

    Step 4
    Right click on the unallocated space and select "New simple volume". Accept all the defaults and format to NTFS.

    That should be enough to fix it.
     
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    Try what fig2k4 wrote.

    I was trying to increase a FAT32 partition (after shriking a NTFS partition) and ended up messing my HDD. I did what fig2k4 but it didn't work (but that should work on most cases). I had to low-level format my HDD (restore it to factory settings).

    1) Formatted with http://hddguru.com/software/2006.04.12-HDD...el-Format-Tool/

    2) Created a MBR (ms-dos) with http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php

    3) Created partitons (1 FAT32 and 1 NTFS) and formatted them with GParted.

    I lost all data, but my HDD is back to business.

    Alternatively, you can try http://hddguru.com/software/2007.05.25-Par...Find-and-Mount/ and see if it recovers your deleted partition(s), although I like using GParted for creating/managing partitions.
     
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    are you sure you got the right drive?
    maybe got them mixed up
    or tricked by a "friend"

    IF it is in fact the right one it IS doable
    so don't fear
    you cant destroy a hdd by partitioning it
    at worst its a bug in your partition manager
    simply use another one

    maybe post a screenshot of the partition management
    since it sounds really improbable
     
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    Omg im an idiot, your right it is a 160GB drive i just got mixed up cause for some reason i had it stored in my 320GB drive box. wow. sorry for this guys, i feel like an idiot.
     

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