I lost a partition,is my HD dead ?

By coldcuttin ยท 5 replies
Mar 4, 2006
  1. hi y'all...

    Problem is...i turned my computer on the other day & a partiton was missing
    i've managed to recover some of the data using (easyrecovery)
    but now im just wondering is the HD dead,or can i just format it & SAFELY store
    more data on it?

    Cheers for any help :)

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Download the HD diagnostic utility from the manufacturer and run a full test.
  3. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 TS Rookie Posts: 356

    Most of the time when you loose a partition the Drive is not lost. Just may take some work to get it formatted and then set the partitions where you want them again. As Nodsu said though best thing to do is start out with getting the dignostic program and running all the tests form there. If the drive is under warranty still (which you should be able to figure out from the website when you get your dignostic software) a lot of time that software will give you an error code to give to the RMA department so you can get it replaced or fixed if there is something seriously wrong with it.
  4. lukeyu

    lukeyu TS Rookie


    Lost or deleted partition can be saved using Partition Table Doctor Recovery tool.
    It can easily restore lost partition, as it did for me before.
    Really quick tool, with awesome restore algorithms.
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    you can format it, but remove any useful stuff from the partitions that are ok. Once you format it, you'll lose everything.

    You can re-partition as you like after reformatting.
  6. coldcuttin

    coldcuttin TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    I managed to get it formatted,& it seems fine now.

    Thanks guy's :grinthumb
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