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Ghost drives in xp home

I was useing maxblast three to copy over a drive to a larger drive and it stalled in progress . There was nothing wrong with the orignal before . But I had to reboot and when I did I had a ghost drive that was not there. I tried to save my data and tried system restore and I did a system repair in windows bootup disk but I still got the ghost drives 2 of them now

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I need more data , you need to tell me what partitions exists on the drive , are there more than one partition now ?

your ghosting software could have created another partition by accident. and now you got a shadow copy figureatively speaking.

keep things simple , lets just start by seeing how many partitions exist on the drive.

also I would need to know what version of windows we're dealing with.

I just need as much information about your system as you can give me, no detail is unimportant.

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