healthy unknown partition, Unable to access

December 3, 2010 at 07:15:31
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium 4, 2.4 GHz, 1.21 GB of ram
One of the disk partition is not accessible. when I check in disk management it shows Healthy Unknown partition. How to retreive my data?


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#1
December 3, 2010 at 07:41:51
... it may be a recovery partition please post here your pc make and model number.


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#2
December 3, 2010 at 07:43:54
Was that partition ever accessable to you?
What size is that partition?
Maybe this partition is a System Recovery Partition, which can often be accessed by pressing ALT+F10 or something like that, when just switching on the computer.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#3
January 17, 2011 at 09:12:39
Tried every thing suggested. The drive letter is missing. Details appear on Disk Management. It does not appear as a drive or partition. Error happened at the time of formatting C drive. this lost partition is on another drive.size 40 GB + 40 GB.\

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#4
January 17, 2011 at 10:12:32
Tell us the make and model of your brand name system, or if you have a generic desktop system, the make and model of the mboard.

The specific model of a brand name system is shown on a label on the outside of the case somewhere, or it can often be determined by going to the brand name's web site and loading a program they have available, if Windows is still working, on the subject computer.
For Dell computers, they have a Service Tag number - the specific model can be determined by using that on their site, or can often be determined there automatically by you downloading some software, if Windows is still working, on the subject computer. The Service Tag number should be on a label on the outside of the case, probably on the bottom on a laptop, often but not always on the back on a desktop, and is often also shown in the bios Setup.

The model, sometimes the make, of a mboard in a generic desktop system is usually printed on the mboard's surface in obvious larger characters, often between the slots.

The model is often also displayed on a logo (graphical) screen early in the boot, but it's often not as specific as the specific model number.
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"when I check in disk management it shows Healthy Unknown partition"

Windows cannot show the data on the partition or assign a drive letter to it in My
Computer or Windows Explorer unless it recognizes the software partitioning type used on the partition - it has to use NTFS, or FAT32, or FAT software partitioning, of a type Windows recognizes.

"this lost partition is on another drive"

Is it on a different physical drive ?

Is it on an external hard drive ?

What data is on it ?

Did you make the partition with a different operating system ?

Did you have another - second - operating system on the computer before you formatted C ?

Were you using a third party boot manager program to choose which operating system to boot from before you formatted C ?


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