Hard Drive Problems!

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gatenby

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Hi,

I have a 160 GB hard drive, as my main hard drive. I installed windows on it, and during setup, partitioned it in to three drives. Loaded up windows, worked fine. 3 drives there, all good.

My windows got corrupt, and kept on gettin caught in a reboot loop when starting up. So i decided to install windows fresh and see what happens. I couldnt do nothing else. So i installed, and when Xp asked me where to install, there was only a 32GB drive showing. This was about the size of the first partition of the hard drive, c:/. I selected this and installed windows thinking that i would see the other 2 partitions. But i havent! All i ever see is the 32GB one.

Iv tried stuff in DOS, partition software, disk management, nothing will show the rest of the hard drive. Whats happened here? And can i get the other partitions back?

Im starting to think my hard drive may be dying!
 

bassetman

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Welcome to TSG! ;)

Try downloading diagnostic software from the HD manufactures site, run that and see what that says as next step.
 
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You need to tell us about the rest of your computer.
Age, motherboard type etc. etc.

Is this a new drive?
What were you using before?
Has this just started happening?
 
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Wondering if you somehow formatted Windows in FAT32 and that's why you cannot see the other drives and Fat32 had a 32 Gb limitation in XP if I remember right.
 
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