- May 26, 2001
I have this 20 GB HD that is only a year old, and around September it stopped booting. Since then I have tried to get it working in the time I had, but before I had I chance to try everything to save the data and reformat and start over... someone else tried to fix it for me as I didn't have time and they just went ahead and reformatted and clean installed win98 without asking me. It is a 20 GB HD, but now only has 5 GB total on it, and no other partitions. Is the drive damaged and is that why I can't get all of that drive? Partition magic 7 is on it and I have seen no record of damaged sectors found anywhere or any areas being isolated. I think I am going to back up everything and reformat, and hopefully I can get more from it. Do you think that would work?... or is there nothing that can be done? I'm thinking so because if they didn't get more than 5 when they reformatted, why should I be able to pickup the rest? Can I use pm7 at all?