hd partition won't stay formatted

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by American Pi, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. American Pi

    American Pi Guest

    I have a 1GB partition on a 50GB hd (WinXP ) that I recently created.
    Initially, I created it as FAT and later corrected myself by reformatting
    it FAT32. After rebooting, on two occasions now, I've discovered that the
    partition was reporting itself as being unformatted.

    The partition was created using Pro Microsoft Management Console in Win XP

    I've thoroughly tested the hd using software on the manufacturer's website
    and it appears to be in good shape.

    Is there something I'm doing wrong or could try?

    Fortunately, I haven't lost any data, but I'd like to have access to this
    GB of space, if possible.

    American Pi, Feb 17, 2004
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  2. American Pi

    Unknown Guest

    Why FAT32? Why not NTFS?
    Unknown, Feb 17, 2004
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  3. American Pi

    American Pi Guest

    I had hoped to be able to access it from both Linux and WinXP OS's which
    are co-resident on a dual booting machine. I'll give NTFS a shot.

    Meanwhile, any other thoughts as to why a partition might not stay
    formatted? I've searched google and haven't found a similar scenario.
    American Pi, Feb 17, 2004
    Misa Mirkovic, Feb 21, 2004
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