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Old 02-20-2005, 11:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay I have done something stupid and need to know if I can fix it. What I have done is while in the process of fresh installing win xp pro on my computer I got to the point where I can delete and format and partition my drives well at the time i noticed I had to drives so I pressed to delete both and then before formatting I noticed that my USB external drive was still connected. So I didn't format that drive! now when I start windows the external drive was recognized and installed by win xp, but when i go to start>right click my computer>manage>storage devices>disk management... it shows that I have my c: drive, my cd drive and then a disk1 which says unallocated. My question is if I go through the process of partitioning this disk will I lose allllll my important files that I have stored on my external drive? And is there any other way to retrieve all my files that are on that external drive? thanks!!

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Old 02-20-2005, 11:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You will losse your files when creating new partitions. I would do a google for partition restore programs.

Also make sure you are using the best drivers for your external drive. Check the manufacturer website.
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