Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Inaccessible partition

  1. #1
    OilSheikh
    Guest

    Inaccessible partition

    My Hard drive has two partitions. I was running checkdisk in Windows on the secondary partition but as it was taking long, I cancelled it. Since then, I can't access the partition at all and can now only format or delete it.

    Any ideas on how I should repair the partition ?


    Thanks....

  2. #2
    <<== UT3 Player spoon_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,067
    Thanks
    113
    Thanked
    139 times in 131 posts

    Re: Inaccessible partition

    Partition Magic should be able to fix it...

  3. #3
    OilSheikh
    Guest

    Re: Inaccessible partition

    Quote Originally Posted by spoon_ View Post
    Partition Magic should be able to fix it...
    Link ?

  4. #4
    <<== UT3 Player spoon_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,067
    Thanks
    113
    Thanked
    139 times in 131 posts

  5. Received thanks from:


  6. #5
    OilSheikh
    Guest

    Re: Inaccessible partition

    Parition Magic 8 does not work with Win7 , even in XP compatibility mode. When you launch the program, you get a message saying that bad partition detected at some number address and you get the option to fix it. You let the fix take place and then some error and program closes.

    EASEUS was pretty useless. It did not let me fix the partition when I chose the corrupt partition.

    Active Partition recovery seems to be able to see my partition and the files in it but you have to 'pay' to do any recovry!

  7. #6
    jim
    jim is offline
    HEXUS.clueless jim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Location: Location:
    Posts
    11,337
    Thanks
    604
    Thanked
    1,585 times in 1,261 posts
    • jim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z
      • CPU:
      • i5 2500K @ 4.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair Vengeance LP
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Sandisk SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ASUS GTX 970
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX650
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT03
      • Operating System:
      • 8.1 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell S2716DG
      • Internet:
      • 10 Mbps ADSL

    Re: Inaccessible partition

    This is always a pain in the neck. The only tool I've ever found to work reliably is Acronis Disk Director, but it isn't cheap.

    The freeware equivalents (in my opinion) are horrendous. Never found one that actually does what I want it to.

  8. Received thanks from:


  9. #7
    Senior Moment blueball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Posts
    2,414
    Thanks
    833
    Thanked
    379 times in 294 posts
    • blueball's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z270 - HD3P
      • CPU:
      • i7-7700K (4 x 4.2GHz plus HT)
      • Memory:
      • Team Group Vulcan T-Force 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 PC4-19200C14 2400MHz
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Samsung 960 EVO NVMe PCIE M.2 plus Samsung 860 EVO 4TB SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ASUS RTX 2080 Ti ROG Strix OC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX850 850 W Full Modular 80 Plus Platinum
      • Case:
      • Corsair Carbide 330R Ultra Silent Midi Tower
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 Ultimate x64 (using wufuc to allow Win7 to run on this CPU)
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ GW2765HT LED IPS 27 inch 2560x1440
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 380Mb

    Re: Inaccessible partition

    I use Paragon's solutions for all disk stuff (ever since Acronis lost the ability to backup over USB2 at anything other than half speed).

    Try Paragon Partition Manager.
    Rgds,

    BB
    Hexus Trust here and here

  10. Received thanks from:


  11. #8
    OilSheikh
    Guest

    Re: Inaccessible partition

    Well, nothing worked!

    Active partition recovery was the only program which could see my files and folders in the partition.

    My other partition on the HDD also disappeared and this time I used Samsung's ESTOOL to run a diagnostic and was able to see my drive and files in Windows.

  12. #9
    Goron goron Kumagoro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    2,998
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked
    137 times in 111 posts

    Re: Inaccessible partition

    In windows disk management what does the partition come up as? I once had a partition
    change into something different that I had never seen before. Unfortunately I cant recall what it
    was but if I see it I will remember.

    To fix it I had to change some kind of marker for the partition using the command prompt.
    The number 25 comes to my mind possibly something to do with NTFS.

    Hopefully that makes some sense, I am suffering from jet lag and this fricking japanese keyboard
    is doing my head in.

  13. Received thanks from:


  14. #10
    OilSheikh
    Guest

    Re: Inaccessible partition

    Quote Originally Posted by Kumagoro View Post
    In windows disk management what does the partition come up as? I once had a partition
    change into something different that I had never seen before. Unfortunately I cant recall what it
    was but if I see it I will remember.

    To fix it I had to change some kind of marker for the partition using the command prompt.
    The number 25 comes to my mind possibly something to do with NTFS.

    Hopefully that makes some sense, I am suffering from jet lag and this fricking japanese keyboard
    is doing my head in.
    Its showing the original partition as RAW. Tried formatting and even that fails! Guess I'll ahve to use ESTOOL to do a low level format on the entire drive!

  15. #11
    Goron goron Kumagoro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    2,998
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked
    137 times in 111 posts

    Re: Inaccessible partition

    What happened to me may have been the same and it changed from NTFS to RAW..

    Look up `partition changed from ntfs to raw` or something like that and you should hopefully
    find info about changing the partition type. I had a quick look and the number is 07 not 25

    I think I changed mine to something else and then back to 07, it brought it back with all files intact
    and bootable again.

    I think I may have used diskpart to do the above
    Last edited by Kumagoro; 19-04-2011 at 03:53 AM.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Formatting my Vista partition.
    By WhiteGiant in forum Software
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 16-12-2009, 11:22 AM
  2. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-12-2008, 06:57 PM
  3. Power loss during Partition re-sizing - PqRP format
    By Andeh13 in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 30-05-2008, 09:15 AM
  4. Restoring a partition after a failed PM8 resize/create
    By Spud1 in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 29-01-2007, 08:15 PM
  5. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 21-01-2006, 11:34 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •