Missing 30gb hdd space..

Missing 30gb hdd space.. long story short, friend's acer laptop used to have 2 partitions totalling around 60gb. He said one day, one partition just disappeared by itself. I tried reformating/installing a fresh copy of windows, but only 27Gb was detected instead of 60gb. Any ideas where to find/recover the missing space? I looked under Manage in My Computer but nothing there. Tempted to try this method here http://tinyurl.com/6ll7xr

geek_deus701, Jul 16, 2:41 am

Gocontrol panel/admin tools/computer management/storage. you should beable to see the drive hidden if its there. if so use something like partition manager 8.5

geek_radzb, Jul 16, 5:07 am

Yep, tried that ..no luck its like someone replaced his 60gb hdd with a 30gb one. But no one opened up his laptop...yet.

geek_deus701, Jul 16, 5:33 am

This should sort it http://www.thefreecountry.com/utilities/backupandimage.shtml ..always pays to backup data b 4 using these tools.

geek_pcfix4u, Jul 16, 1:14 pm

Pcfix4u, that's a good website will try them out. Thanks

geek_deus701, Jul 16, 2:34 pm

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geek_pcfix4u, Jul 16, 2:54 pm

Feel free to print it out and frame it. Oh, and don't forget my royalty fee :p I think I will try to use the Casper Tech Edition first which I have lying around dormant in my hdd. I guess what better way to test it out than now.

geek_deus701, Jul 16, 5:44 pm