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Old Hard Drive: Can't find partition HELP

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  • Hewlett Packard
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Last response: in Storage
August 12, 2012 5:56:46 PM

I had an HP DV9000. It had 3 partitions on the hard drive:

D: Data
E: Recovery

I took out the hard drive (after Motherboard died) and put it in a new casing with USB cord.

When I plug it in to another PC, all I see is OS and Recovery drives. No DATA. Help! Where are my pictures?

Andy D

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a b G Storage
August 12, 2012 6:11:49 PM

they are there, you just have to do some work and hope you can access them...

try first going into Disk Management...
START - right mouse-click COMPUTER - MANAGE - Disk Management

see if the partition is there on the Drive
a b G Storage
August 12, 2012 6:30:43 PM

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There are plenty of great free products out there but a lot of the really good stuff is not very user friendly,

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