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    Faulty Partition?

    We have a laptop computer with Japanese Windows 2000 as the operating system. The drive is partitioned into C: and D: drives. Or rather it should be. The actual size of the Disk is 27 GB. C: drive used to be 9 GB but we extended it to 18 GB. That should leave 9 GB for partition D: . However when we format it Windows reports the size as 18 GB. When we reboot data disappears off D: drive. If we do Chkdsk the drive is wiped out. and becomes empty space (the size still shows as 18GB though). We tried formating it as NTFS and Fat 32 but it made no difference.

    What could be causing this. Is there a cure?

    Thanks,

    Chris (Hunt)

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    Re: Faulty Partition?

    <hr>...used to be 9 GB but we extended it to 18 GB...<hr>
    How did you do that? If it was with PQ Partition Magic or Acronis Disk Director, what does that program NOW say if you open it and look at the physical drive? Have you, in Win2K, gone to My Computer, Manage and Disk Management to see what shows there (my attcehment, cropped for size)?
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    Re: Faulty Partition?

    Thanks for replying. The information is from Disk Management. I'm sorry to say, that we did the job by hand. Originally C: was 9 GB and D: was 18 GB. We wanted to swap that around. So we moved all the data off D: and deleted the partition. We then created two partitions and deleted the middle one. We then used the Extend Command to make C: larger. All seemed to go well until it came to putting data on D:. Disk Management was reporting the size of D: as 18GB. Every time we reboot data disappears. If we do chkdsk the whole drive collapses. We tried making a logical partition of 9GB - the size that is physically there. Disk Management reports that we have 9GB unallocated, but still data disappeared. We can't find a way to get D: back. The last option would be to reformat the whole disk and reinstall the operating system but we really want to avoid that if possible. Is there anything else we can try?

    Regards,

    Chris

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