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Old 11-10-2005, 12:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Missing sector of my hard drive...

I just got a laptop which has had linux installed on it, on 24GB of the hard drive, and Windows XP on the remaining 16GB. Then being unable to uninstall Linux, he reformatted the hard drive, so that windows XP would reclaim all the space. This didn't work and now there is 24GB allocated to Linux but that can't be seen or accessed by windows. I'd like to get this back, so if anyone could help it'd be much appreciated.


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Old 11-10-2005, 02:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How was it reformatted? Is windows on the primary partition, or secondary?

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Old 11-10-2005, 02:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Secondary I think, but I think I have it fixed now, a friend gave me some advice shortly after I posted the topic but I can't try it till Saturday...
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Old 11-10-2005, 05:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You could try to format them Using windows Disk management partition stuff.. but you may have to end up using third party such as partition magic.. If you don't know what i mean by disk management in windows.. Post back and i'll Walk through,
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