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    Help! Messed up my Hard Drive!

    Okay, I had a project tonight. I extracted all of my games off of my external HD and put them on my computer.

    Then, I decided to repartition the hard drive into two seperate partitions, WBFS and NTFS. I managed to do that.

    I messed things up at some point. I think I pressed "delete volume" on my hard drive when it was connected to my lap top, and now the hard drive is no longer recognized under my computer. However, it is recognized in computer management. I cannot putz around with it in Disk Management, it is just sitting their saying:
    Disk 1 232.GB 232 GB
    Basic Free Space Unallocated
    Online

    Does anyone know what any of this means? I feel like I need to reformat, but it wont let me right click anything to reformat. It wont let me mess around with any of the HD settings.

    Help, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenca190 View Post
    Okay, I had a project tonight. I extracted all of my games off of my external HD and put them on my computer.

    Then, I decided to repartition the hard drive into two seperate partitions, WBFS and NTFS. I managed to do that.

    I messed things up at some point. I think I pressed "delete volume" on my hard drive when it was connected to my lap top, and now the hard drive is no longer recognized under my computer. However, it is recognized in computer management. I cannot putz around with it in Disk Management, it is just sitting their saying:
    Disk 1 232.GB 232 GB
    Basic Free Space Unallocated
    Online

    Does anyone know what any of this means? I feel like I need to reformat, but it wont let me right click anything to reformat. It wont let me mess around with any of the HD settings.

    Help, please.
    You have deleted the Header boot information from the Hard Drive, you can try and find a program to remove the files from the hard drive. FTK Imager which you can get for free from Welcome to AccessData will allow you to copy the files, the files are still on the drive you just can't see them.

    Then FDISK the drive and reformat. If you can't create a partition from within Disk Management.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenca190 View Post
    Okay, I had a project tonight. I extracted all of my games off of my external HD and put them on my computer.

    Then, I decided to repartition the hard drive into two seperate partitions, WBFS and NTFS. I managed to do that.

    I messed things up at some point. I think I pressed "delete volume" on my hard drive when it was connected to my lap top, and now the hard drive is no longer recognized under my computer. However, it is recognized in computer management. I cannot putz around with it in Disk Management, it is just sitting their saying:
    Disk 1 232.GB 232 GB
    Basic Free Space Unallocated
    Online

    Does anyone know what any of this means? I feel like I need to reformat, but it wont let me right click anything to reformat. It wont let me mess around with any of the HD settings.

    Help, please.
    try Gparted burnt to a CD-R

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