I had an old motherboard which allowed only 32GB to my HD SP.
I have changed it for a new one, but despite the fact that the Bios recognizes now that the Samsung HD has a capacity of 60GB, there are still 25023 Mo which are not allowed and I don't know how to recover it.
How can i get that space back?
Thks in advance
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Re: How to recover space
Older motherboards without large disk support only handle a partition size that it can manage. Depending on the motherboard, it either partitioned the drive and used a 32gb portion, or it just disreguards the span after the 32gb point. If the former is the case, you may have to repartition the drive. There are some programs that allow you to do whis without reinstalling your OS, but they have a risk of corrupting data.
If you have the ability to backup all your computers information and reformat/reinstall your OS, things should be back in order.
Warning: Make sure you educate yourself on the process before you set out on this job. You will want to backup any information on the drive as well as make sure you have any drivers you may need before you begin. (if you are using windows XP, I suggest you read up on this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313348 )
If you want to attempt a repartition without reinstalling your operating system, you may want to try Partition Magic, Drive Image, Norton Ghost, or Partition Logic. (Some are free, some are not. A quick search will help you find their websites for more info.)
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extracting data is a very difficult and most times costly chances are unless your data has a very high monetary value to you its probably best just to let it go and next time make sure that you have it backed up somewhere buying a small external or secondary internal drive can be quite inexpensive many times a small internal hd can be purchased for approximately 30$ or an external for about the same price this will allow you to save all your important documents to a second area making you far less likely to lose it ... the fact is is that data recovery for a novice computer user is nearly impossible it includes taking parts of the hd apart buying new (exactly the same) replacement parts which can be difficult and somewhat expensive ... as for hiring someone else to do it most companies charge 1000's of dollars to recover data ... sorry for the bad news but its just not financially viable for a novice to recover data from a hd that cannot be seen by a computer
Your harddrive is bad, the motor bearing that spins your cylinder heads is damaged, even though the harddrive hasn't been dropped, or removed, this is a result of faulty and cheap product. Theres nothing you can do to replace the motor bearing, you will need to just get a new harddrive and install into the external hd enclosure or get a new external drive. If you decide you want to recover your files, you will need to take this harddrive out and maybe take it to bestbuy/ office depot where they will have to send your harddrive out to a data recovery center. They might be able to recover some data, or all, or none. It is a pricey move to take this step.
You have to know that in order to have a HDD formatted with FAT32 the space must not exceed 32GB. so you need to partition your HD into two logical hard-drives then have one of the partitions in the size of anything less than 32GB, then simply reformat using FAT32 attributes.
If you are using windows vista, then its super easy to partition and format your external HD while logged on. if you need more instructions on how to do this, let me know.
dear,dont take tention,if data is deleted accidently i can recover total data your using some software.
so first you try
1-remove some data from Hard disk
2-may be virus occured or attach with files.
yes you can easily recover the delete files.
MS Windows XP when installed to an HD will "marry" itself to the hardware of the original computer specifically the motherboard. Transplanting the HD to another PC with a different motherboard will result in a cycling blue screen of death or protective message requiring that you reboot. Running in Safe Mode will not also be allowed.
You need to re-install your OS (boot from CD) but choose the 2nd repair option rather than a new/clean install or the first repair option if you want to preserve your other applications as well as your settings/configuration. Doing this will allow the OS to install the new device drivers and delete the old ones.
Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.