Question about LaCie (300770) 250 GB Hard Drive
I installed a 250GB hard drive on my xp system. Made 2 partitions 118gb + 115GB. Life was good for some time until all of a sudden 75GB go missing from partition one and 100GB missing from partition 2! I reformatted partition 2 but still the same problem. It shows total space= 115GB, Free space= 9.9 GB. The only folders visible after the reformat are System Volume Info and Recycler. I ran SpaceMonger which shows me the free space but then says that 100GB are "unscannable".
Any assistance would be much appreciated. Thanks.
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The only plausible explanation for the missing disk space would be the protected folder "System Volume Info".
Re-formatting would not restore your free space, however, re-partitioning would. May I suggest that you try PowerQuest Partition Magic. Of course like formatting, re-partitioning would completely delete the partition itself and would grant you back the entire disk space.
Unfortunately you can not use the same with the 1st partition since that is your active partition and presumably where your OS is residing. A workaround is to use another hard disk temporarily and transfer all the contents of partition 1 and make that eventually as your primary HD. Thereafter, re-partition again the entire 250Gb HD.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards.
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