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Old 03-07-2008, 02:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a hard drive I got from another computer that I put into my external usb ADS drive enclosure

It is a 60GB hard drive. But I only see 38.28 GB.
I tried reformatting etc in Windows disk management but no luck. I tried partitioning it but I can only get a ~38GB partition. In Disk management it only shows the drive as one 38.28GB drive.


What is the easiest way to unhide and delete this hidden partition?

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nice avatar. Your from philly aren't you?
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nice avatar. Your from philly aren't you?

Philly? no, Silly Valley in Cali
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Default Re: Deleting a hidden partition

Try Partition Magic or Gparted.
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Try Partition Magic or Gparted.

Thanks, I tried partition magic, no good.

I decided to toss this HD since it is old and I do not want to rely on it for a backup drive, it also gets really really hot, and it is only 60GB.

thanks again for the response.
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