external hard drive not working

July 30, 2009 at 12:05:49
Specs: Windows XP
I bought a new 500 GB hard drive.
I wanted to make partions hence I went to My computer > properties>manage.
Here in disk management I deleted the E drive which was detected as my 500 GB HD. Now the list of drives donot show the drive anywhere.I have done restart but no use. Hard disc gets detected but drive doesnot appear in the list.Pls help urgent.

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July 30, 2009 at 12:10:33
You messed up and deleted a partition on your original hard drive.

Stop using the computer. Disconnect the new drive and then use that computer to download testdisk. Testdisk should be able to restore the deleted partition. Be sure to read the tutorials thoroughly before attempting to use testdisk. Get it at the link below.


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July 31, 2009 at 02:54:04
thanks for your quick response.
I could retrive the drive by making the partion on the unallocated disk and giving a drive no to the same .It is working now.

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July 31, 2009 at 06:40:50
I am not quite sure if that worked out OK for you but glad the drive now works.

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