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Probably I did not give the full details of my complaint. When I bought the laptop, it was with Win 7 loaded in a 300 GB HDD. As I was working in an Island (Maldives) I had no internet connection for any update including Win 7 update. My C Drive was 270 GB and D drive 30 GB (That is how it was partitioned) C Drive had about 170 GB of Data (video and movies) and the OS. When I returned after one year, I connected it to the net for upgrade. As the process was going on for some time, Istopped it and shut it down. Later when I restarted it I found all that data of 170 GB are missing and the C Drive volume is also reduced by 170 GB. I applied the one key restoration by which all the lost data were recovered yet the 170 GB space was lost when I check the volume graph of C drive. As Win 7 was not user friendly as XP, I thought of loading XP as OS and as such I formatted the C Drive from XP CD thinking that it would format the entire 270 GB. of C Drive. When loading was complete, I noticed that the C Drive showed only 100 GB and lost 170 GB. The XP OS was functioning as usual except for the lost 170 GB of space within the entire C Drive. This is what the problem I am facing to rectify. Can anyone kindly suggest a software that can recover the entire volume of 300 GB as raw so that I can do partition and format later. I don't want to recover any data, partion etc for that matter but I wanted it in a raw state of 300 GB, its full capacity (as you buy a new HDD from dealer). Thank you very much. Regards, V.H. Das

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Partition Magic may help.
There are several web sites you can download from OR purchase from retail store.

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