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UNKNOWN partition after format

#1
I hope u guys can help,


My friends got 3 hard drives, one on FAT32 where windows is installed, other 2 are NTFS. After a format windows wont recognize one of the partitions/hard drives it says partition uknown. SO if u know of any programs that can access data from that partition or how to fix the problem if possible pls help. Thx in advance :)
 

Mainframeguy

Debiant by way of Ubuntu
#2
How about booting into Knoppix (Linux distro) and seeign what you can find from there? At least to verify it exists?

You did say after "format" - is that what you meant? Because if you formatted HD then all partition data is lost anyway, no?
 
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Lee

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#3
does the partition show up in my computer? If so if it has nothing on the partition try formatting it.
 
#4
well like I said he has 3 hdds, one is FAT32 windows is on that one, other 2 are NTFS and one of them can be recognized, the otherone is marked as UNKNOWN partition.

After format yes, he formated FAT32 one, where windows is installed.
 
#5
Unless he formatted the 2nd ntfs drive by mistake the data is still there and you should be able to connect the drive to another computer and make a copy regardless of what is hosed with your buddies setup. Try putting the HD in another comp and making a backup before messing with anything.

Did he have the NTFS drive passworded? If so he might have lost the keys when he reformatted his Windows drive. That is a very bad thing. I don't think you can get the daat back if keys are lost.
 

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