My computer shows HD space left, HD blank...? Tags: Hard Drives Partition HD Computers Storage Last response: February 21, 2013 4:34 AM in Storage Share teholdsedare February 7, 2013 4:36:23 AM Windows XP system, 60GB Primary Boot HD... 2nd drive is 200GB 2 partition. Main partition shows 114GB Free space, 181 total space. Issue. I open the drive from my computer, and no files show up. Cant explore, nothing is hidden.... Just empty screen. No noises coming from HD... no system delay from reading... Hover over HD while in My computer and he re-displays the Freespace/totalspace as stated above. How can I get my information back? Or was that HD formated to a different OS? Vista/7 maybe? Should that matter? More about : computer shows space left blank phil22 a c 76 G Storage February 7, 2013 6:10:12 AM If your Windows XP is installed on a FAT32 partition, it won't be able to read data on NTFS partitions. You can fix the problem by converting your XP partition to NTFS. See this: http://aumha.org/win5/a/ntfscvt.php fzabkar a c 222 G Storage February 7, 2013 6:28:41 AM What do you see if you r-click the drive and select Properties? Can you see your files if you go to a CMD prompt and type DIR X:, where X: is your drive letter? ... or ... DIR X: /AH Related resources Disappearing HD space - Forum New HD Shows blank entry in BIOS and Disrupts boot? - Forum Lets Free Up Some Space ! How Much Space do you have Left ? - Forum Canon 5D Mark II Super Computer for HD 1080p Production. - Forum Windows XP Setup Blank Screen - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer teholdsedare February 7, 2013 1:40:29 PM if I just swap this into a windows 7 system would that display it? I could just install a trial windows 7 on a crappy system and copy the data off of the drive... I just havent seen this happen before. teholdsedare February 14, 2013 12:33:17 AM ended up just formatting the drive. I could not find any solutions to recover the information MichaelAtkins February 16, 2013 3:25:21 AM You should remember not to format your drive next time before you has backed up all your needed data well. But, in your case, as I know, you can select a recovery tool to take a chance. Good luck! teholdsedare February 16, 2013 4:27:28 AM If there was a reasonable way to do so, I would have done it. what do you mean recovery tool to take a chance? teholdsedare February 16, 2013 4:28:41 AM MichaelAtkins said:You should remember not to format your drive next time before you has backed up all your needed data well. But, in your case, as I know, you can select a recovery tool to take a chance. Good luck! If I NEEDED the data, I would have kept looking. MP3s are replaceable. fzabkar a c 222 G Storage February 16, 2013 3:37:15 PM I think he means that even after formatting it is often possible to recover the data. teholdsedare February 16, 2013 8:36:27 PM I always use DBAN. So thats a negative. Brofoo-55 February 17, 2013 1:38:26 AM http://data-recovery-software-review.toptenreviews.com/ teholdsedare February 21, 2013 4:34:08 AM Hmm... reading really helps. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DBAN is what I used. I usually do this before I go to bed on a basic setup with no perifs. Set to 7 rewrites and walk away. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/03/technology/circuits/0... 100% completely (without spending $200-300 + as well as sending to manufacturer for manual recovery) unrecoverable. I deal with alot of peoples stuff. I just keep this around for that reason. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHow do you completely wipe a HD ForumBlank screen with underline in upper left hand corner ForumMissing HD space ? ForumXFX HD 7770 - Display Turns of playing Dead Space 3 ForumWhat's taking up hd space ?? ForumHD abnormality/missing " space " ForumHow do I add more space to my HD Partition? Urgent ForumNew computer , blank HD , wont install windows? ForumNew 500g hd shows up as 130g hd ForumHD Tivo: is there any of archiving shows ? ForumHD Tivo: is there any of archiving shows ? ForumWhy so little Free space on main HD ? ForumHD 5770 400/900 Mhz ? ForumWeird Hibernation, blank screen issues. ForumHow do I move from HDD to SSD More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !