missing 200GB Partition

  iqs 15:11 04 May 10


PC had two partitions C: & D:
Deleted C: and installed XP
D: is no longer showing,even in computer management.

The HDD was partitioned with paragon I believe,what's the best way to recover the missing 200GB please.


  BRYNIT 15:37 04 May 10

You could try EASEUS Partition Master click here

  bremner 15:40 04 May 10

What does Disk management show.

I would guess that the drive will be so many GB healthy NTFS and then another section shown as unallocated.

IF so right click on the unallocated and create a partition and format

  iqs 15:48 04 May 10


Disk management only shows 127 GB of 320GB ,there's no unallocated space/partition

Will try EASUES


  iqs 16:43 04 May 10


I have removed the HDD and used a caddy to format,the HDD is now showing 299GB,but when the XP disc is used,it still states 127GB before the install starts.

  bremner 16:45 04 May 10

You have not updated XP from its basic installation. It originally had a disk size limit of 127GB.

Update to SP3 and you will see all the drive

  iqs 16:55 04 May 10

Hi,thats what I thought,but I don't have a XP with SP3,will have to slip stream it.

  iqs 17:20 04 May 10

Hi ,You were correct bremner,got hold of a XPSP3 disc,and the partition shows 300GB.

Am currently installing the pre SP XP,and will update to P3 after,cheers again all for your help.

Many thanks.

  gary2112 18:00 04 May 10

go to the control panel system management hard drive manage right click on the hard drive it will show as black then click quick format then you will be able to use drive d:

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