1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Hard Drive Error

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by barbarrossa, Jul 24, 2018.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. barbarrossa

    barbarrossa Thread Starter

    Jul 24, 2018
    hey everyone,

    I was trying to install Linux Ubuntu from a bootable USB stick to my Laptop & I was prompted to create partitions for /home , /var , etc.. & select another few settings which i did. Unfortunately, my PC just froze during installation & wouldn't respond so i left it for some 2 hours hoping the problem would solve itself out, which didn't happen. What i did next was a hard reset by holding the power button.

    Now the problem is when i tried to access my Hard Drive (at first it wasn't recognised by Windows) , i went ahead & deleted the previous partitions (that i previously created from within an Ubuntu live session) so windows recognized the hard drive. After restarting it, an automatic repair took place. Now the problem is my drive has a 1 TB storage but it shows only 12 GB (??) & i can't seem to access any of my data. Most of the files are there but they appear empty. I tried some data recovery tools but only a few files were recovered & most were empty.

    Is there a way to fix it without losing my data?

    Note: The pc in question is an HP OMEN 15, Windows 10 , intel core i7; the hard drive is a 1 TB HGST.


    Attached Files:

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/1213440

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice