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  1. #1 Mac did a bad, bad thing...hard drive problems 
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    I have a secondary 120 gb harddrive that I was having problems with. It was partitioned into 2 drives, a 20gb drive for my temporary downloads, and a 100 gb for storage. I've had problems with the 20gb logical drive, and yesterday it told me it was corrupt, and was no longer formated. Since it was all temp stuff, I wasn't too worried. I tried re-formatting it, but it errored out. So I opened computer management, and attempted to delete the logical drive and place a new one on.

    Instead...I made a HUGE rookie mistake and deleted the entire partition instead of just the logical drive, so I lost both drives. DUUUHHH!!! I wanted to kick myself. The 100gb storage drive had a bunch of stuff that I need, including ALL my music.

    Does anyone know of a good procedure or program that will recover a deleted partition and/or logical drive. (for Windows XP)

    You help would be most appreciated.

    Please feel free to do the Nelson Muntz "HA-ha" because I know better, and deserve it


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    We've all made similar stupid mistakes. every time they make us feel dumber than we'd care to feel. If anything, people that do the "HA-HA!" bit are only trying to recover their ego that's been shredded from prior stupid mistakes.

    and as for a recovery program, there are only programs to undelete deleted files. If you can hook up the HD to another computer or something (assuming you haven't reinstalled stuff on it already), you can probably recover most of the stuff before it's overwritten.

    Example of a search;HERE


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    Well, I found a program that will recover deleted partitions. After about 8 hours of scanning I was able to recover the files. No sooner than I had finished moving the files..the drive made THE CLICK OF DEATH...that sound of the read/write arm swinging back and forth....then it died....died hard...it doesn't even spin anymore. Oh well...another door stop. At least I got the files off.

    Thanks anyway
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    Make sure you rip the magnets out of it - and the disks are highly polished and useful for seeing under the floorboards and/or make really super frisbies if spun up properly,....... , other bits have uses to....

    Recycle as much as you can!
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