TI8 - lost partition

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  1. charliej5

    charliej5 Registered Member

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    My primary hard drive is 160gb, partitioned into 100gb & 60gb (C &"D").

    Using TI8 build 826 I created image and rescue disk of the "C" drive. This was yesterday. I verified the image using TI.

    Today, I installed some "junk" on my "C" drive and it messed up Add/Remove in the control panel.

    I restored my "C" drive using the rescue CD and image of "C" created yesterday.

    Restoration reported successful, and as far as I can tell, "C" is correct now.

    PROBLEM: The partition "D" is NOT recognized by Windows XP (Home/SP2). I am deeply concerned and need any help that you savvy guys may offer.

    Needless to say, I am sitting on a BIG panic button.

    Many thanks.
     
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    Hello charliej5,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Have you tried to restore the image of partition D as well? If you haven't added any important data from yesterday it seems to be the best way. Also you may need to navigate to "Start" -> "Control Panel" -> "Administrative Tools" -> "Computer Management" -> "Disk Management" and assign the letter to the D partition.

    Thank you.
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  3. charliej5

    charliej5 Registered Member

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    Thank you Ilya.

    I DO NOT have a backup of Partition D. I only imaged "C" and that is what I restored. Then, "D" was gone (not recognized by Windows.)

    Should I try the manual assignment you mentioned?
     
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    Hello charliej5,

    I guess, you don't see the D partition in "My Computer", right? If so all you need is just assign the letter manually in the way described above. Please let me know if you get any further problems.

    Thank you.
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  5. charliej5

    charliej5 Registered Member

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    Thank you very much Ilya.

    No, I do not see "D" in my computer.

    Here is a screen shot from Disk Management. Note that "C" has 117.56gb unassigned. I DO NOT know how to make an assignment. Would you be so kind as to walk me through that procedure?

    I am sorry that I had to send this as an attachment. I do not know how to embed it into this message.

    Thanks again.
     
  6. charliej5

    charliej5 Registered Member

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    Ilya:

    I found a TI backup of "D" dated 6-28-2005. Could I use this to get my "D" drive back?

    Many thanks.
     
  7. jmk94903

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    Charlie,

    Look at the sizes of C and unassigned space on Drive 0. You said that originally on the 160GB drive, C= 100Gb and D=60GB.

    OK, when you buy a drive they use base 10 for the size, 160GB. When Windows reports the size it uses base 2 with 1K = 2 to the 10 power or 1024. A 160GB drive is really 149.1GB. So, I'm not sure what size your original C was, but it certainly was larger than 31GB that it is now. Something messed up the partition table if you didn't see a space identified as C that was 93-100GB to restore your image of C to.

    You might repeat the restore of C and be careful to use the full size of the image, 97-100Gb. Then restore the image of D in the remaining space.
     
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    Hello charliej5,

    Did you choose to delete existing partition layout when you restored the image of the C drive? You may restore the image of D partition to the unallocated space you have now. Please note you need to leave the existing partition layout to save C drive while restoration.

    Thank you.
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