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external hard drive

I have an external drive I want into but it says it is reserved it was the drive on my old PC which lost the power supply so I am trying to access it

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Re: reserved

Please tell us what disc management says about the partitions on the drive (size and name of each one)..

Kees

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Disk Management

Hi,
System Reserved Healthy (Active, Primary Partition)

232.73 GB NTFS
Healthy (Primary Partition)

Cheers

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That's strange.

Usually (see the picture in http://secure-computer-solutions.com/blog/2011/11/using_gparted_to_edit_the_part_1.html) it's only a small 100 MB partition that Windows reserved for system use, and a normal partition for the remainder of the disk. So something is special with you. Maybe you used Bitllocker?

Try if GPARTED (it's in any Linux distro, or you can download the iso from the link above) lets you reset the 'system' checkbox.

If no luck, get your data from your backup in stead of from the now inaccessible hard disk.

Kees

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