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Hard disk partition lost

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Due to unknown virus I had to instal new windows on my pc. using a bootable disk, first I formated the hard disk drive C and E, after this I lost the partitions. I have applied partition tools such as Magic partition.., but I have not been able to fix the problem.

Your help is highly appreciated.

Esmail Amiri.

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This needs to be done via the bios/setup screen, since it's a root partition issue..F12 when you start up the machine.

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Memory wipe wd3200bevt


Download MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD 7.1 from Here.
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This CD allows you to boot computer directly into MiniTool Partition Wizard to manage partitions without any limitations. You can rebuild MBR, Partition Recovery, Move/Resize Partition, Merge Partition, Change Cluster Size, Copy Partition, Create Partition, Delete Partition, Format Partition, Convert File System, Hide/Unhide Partition, Explore Partition and much more.
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Insert it into drive and reboot the system.
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Step 1: Choose boot disk
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Step 2: Choose screen resolution

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Step 3: Manage your partition

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How Delete All Partitions?
  • There are two ways to start this function:
    1) Click on Disk in the top menu, click Delete All Partitions from the drop down menu.
    2) Click Delete All Partition under Disk Operations in the Action Panel.
  • Delete All Partitions will delete all the partitions in the present chosen disks.
    Note: May cause Windows to not start properly when used on partitions containing the boot partition or system partition.

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Try to format to another PC.

or
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Installation guide click here.

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Ithink it could be due to virus activity. Some virus make the contents of thedrive hidden, that's why user can't see the files and the space available for use is less than thecapacity and also can not open the drive. It issuggested that go to FOLDER OPTIONS - and select SHOW HIDDEN FILES. It may showthe hidden files. If can not show ,hidden file (tools >folder option>view> check on show hidden file>check off hide protected and checkoff hide extension) now can see all hidden file in c drive. If not think...... For ensure again run>type> msconfig > hit can not open ms config if virus effected run >type> regedit>hit>can not open registry if virus effected run >type >gpedit.msc>hit can not open group edit policy if virus effected Otherwise, ifyou don't have any vital data on the drive, just format it in another pc.Pleasenote, before insert the Pen drive .Go to run command from start menu OR Press Win key+R and type gpedit.msc and hit>Usser configuration >system>turn off auto play >enable>use down arrow key select all drive >apply >ok. Control panel>administrative tools > service>select any word in right side and presss for select Shell Hardware Detection> d -click >use down arrow key>disable >start. And now can insert pen drive and format. Hope this wouldfix the issue and . Youshould fully scan by f-secure bootable cd or any another antivirus bootable cd.Just insert the disk and restart. Follow bellow the download link. http://www.f-secure.com/en_EMEA-Labs/security-threats/tools/rescue-cd you wouldbe able to enjoy the full capacity of the disk. Try to be sure follow these youshould delete partition and create new partition and format your all drive. Now install fresh O.S.
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Hello,

I think it could be due to virus activity. Some virus make the contents of the drive hidden, that's why user can't see the files and the space available for use is less than the capacity and also can not open the drive.

  1. It is suggested that go to FOLDER OPTIONS - and select SHOW HIDDEN FILES. It may show the hidden files. If can not show hidden file (tools >folder option >view> check on show hidden file>check off hide protected and check off hide extension) now can see all hidden file in c drive. If not think......
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