I can't delete or add my partition

By hillian6
Mar 11, 2009
  1. I have a 1T Maxtor sata hd. I have 60gigs to the OS and the rest for everything else. Well the everything else partition wasn't getting anything because I was a dummy and just installed everything on the OS partition.

    I'm not exactly sure what happened but I had to reboot and when i loaded my computer back up the second partition is now gone!

    so I booted up my vista disk to just format it so it would reappear but then I get a 0x8004240f error saying unable to add a partition. When I was on that screen one said C: 60gigs and the rest of it was unallocated. Now I think it won't add a partition cause theres already a partition on it, but it won't even let me delete the partition thats on there. Yet why does it say that partition is unallocated?

    All the stuff thats on that partition was stuff that can be replaced. I just want my space back.
  2. ChinoNYC

    ChinoNYC TS Enthusiast Posts: 85

    Did you try booting from the Vista disk to create partitions in the text-based setup??
  3. hillian6

    hillian6 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It wasnt a command line its was the original vista install gui setup
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  5. hillian6

    hillian6 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    On the guide I did it from the install. But i got to the hard drive area and my main partition was there (60)gigs and the "unallocated" space roughly 830 gigs was also there. I would click new for the unallocated part and it would give me a 0x8004240f error.
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  7. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    Go to the manufacturing site and download the disk check tool. You can make a bootable utility to check the HDD
  8. hillian6

    hillian6 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'll try this stuff out when i get home and get back to you guys
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