View Full Version : Partition Gone! W2K mystery!
01-03-2001, 04:37 AM
I installed SP1 yesterday, no problem... Other than slow downlaod times went with out a hitch...
I have a WD 45GB hard drive orginally partioned into 15 and 30 so the comp will recognize it...I had (have) 13+ GB of data stored, and now Win2k says it is not formated.... WTF... I plan on trying it in another newer comp, but this was the server and I would like to keep the permissions here... Why did this happen and is my data gone?
01-03-2001, 09:06 AM
You need to try it on another computer, like you said, so you can rule out a hardware error. Did you check the MS Knowledgebase to see if it's a known issue?
Is this the only drive in the system? What kind of drive controller is it - on the motherboard or PCI?
01-03-2001, 12:45 PM
Well Jeff I had planned on that, but it was 5am at the time... so it turns out the partition is completely stable on a nice new dell... Why isn't it working on the other, it is a primary slave CS Slave1 ATA66
01-03-2001, 01:16 PM
Weird - could be that SP1 doesn't like something on your system? What model Dells are these?
I would suggest that you back up your data onto the new Dell, just in case....
01-03-2001, 01:32 PM
Bad sys is not a dell... It is a no name brand with shit for brains... but it had worked before... Azza PT5VMd azzaboard.com.tw (Not the best resource) The drive just will not appear correctly under win 2k
01-04-2001, 08:40 AM
That doesn't sound good - is it on the W2K HCL? Maybe try backing out of SP1....
Or, just back up that partition onto the Dell, put the drive back in your old machine, format the bad partition & do a restore.
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