Friday, April 24, 2009

The Case of the Disappearing Drive

I made a big mistake recently when reinstalling Windows XP Professional SP3- I didn't disconnect my secondary hard drive. After installation was complete the second hard drive appeared as unallocated space in Disk Management. The NTFS-formatted disk had plenty of stuff on it. Well, it did prior to my lapse in judgment. TestDisk saved me. Great tool. These two tutorials (thanks Herman!) walked me though recovering my partition, which obviously I had blown away during the XP install process. I had to actually use the dig deeper method to get my partition back.

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