After installing a new 60GB IBM HDD, I stupidly used a Windows ME startup disk to FDISK it, and then installed XP Home on the new HDD. There were no problems initially, but after a few major problems with XP, I decided to boot from the XP CD and reinstall XP. Again, I didn't notice any problems right away, but somehow I have lost half of my HDD!
My system info shows 33GB as C: drive and 28GB as free space -- it's really not that simple, as this latter space is invisible and no program will even recognize it! I have tried Partition Magic and every other utility I can think of, but it is simply is not there! There has to be a way to kill this entire HDD and get my 60GB back! Any help is much appreciated.
This was first published in September 2002