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SCSI Partition lost !! HELP ME !!

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Posted on Sunday, March 25, 2001 - 1:14 pm:   


I've got a real problem, i've installed 2 IDE Harddrives on my PC and one SCSI Harddrive, all of them have 2 partitions, now the second partition of my Seagate SCSI drive isn't there anymore.

Please help me..
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2001 - 12:48 am:   

You don't have something like:

Last drive=G in a startup file, do you? Or set in Tweak UI? Just a thought.
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2001 - 4:57 am:   

everything is working normally,
I've got Drive 1 with part. C: D: E:
I've got Drive 2 with part. F: G:
I've got SCSI Drive 1 with part. H: and I:
Partition I is gone.
I also have SCSI DVD now with driveletter I:
and a sCSI CDRW now with driveletter J:
And the most strange is that i also have a EDI CD-ROM with driveletter K: which won't work anymore.
I can see it in Win98 but won't recognize the CD's

When I use Seagate's DiskWizard he will recognize only the partition that I van see in Win98 and says that there's about 8 GB free / not used
Posted on Friday, May 25, 2001 - 2:13 am:   

Try to re-create the partition by setting up a new one just at the beginning of the free area. Use some simple partition program like DOS-fdisk. No partitioning software like Partition Magic or so. The partition is surely an extended one so there are two table entries to be made for one partition. The extended one has to be included to the existing table and then there have to be made an additional table at the beginning of the free area with the correct partition entry in it. Chances are that only the entry in the first table is broken so if it is rebuild the second table is allready there and it works again. Partition magic or so doesn't have the possibility to build only the first entry so the second one would be overwritten. With DOS-fdisk it possibly work.

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