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The partitions of my external HDD stopped showing up when i plug it to my computer

if i use diskpart i will be seeing my drive and the size will be ok 465g, but it doesnt come up when i plug it into my computer it shows just the SYSTEM partition which is 1g and doesnt show the other two partitions. how do i make it to start showing the other partitions cos it was showing then before and suddenly stopped showing them. please i need answers very
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  1. Hi there chiedozie,

    When in diskpart, you can see if there are any other partition.
    Another thing that would help us a lot, would be a screenshot of your Disk Management. You can upload the screenshot to an image hosting website and post the link.
    See if there is any unallocated space.

    Trying something simple as just using another cable as well as attaching the drive to a different system will help us to narrow down the cause.

    Do you have data stored on the drive? You may need to use some partition recovery tool in order to retrieve it.

    Let me know how this goes,
    D_Know_WD :)
  2. http://
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/8r7tadnnt0861jl/SYSTEM%20PARTITION.JPG?dl=0

    The partitions of my external HDD stopped showing up when i plug it to my computer
    This is the screenshot i do see the full size of the disk in Disk Management but if i plug it in my laptop, it only shows me the system partition. i have three other partitions, My windows partition, My Boot partition, and My System partition. but i only see the System partition only. it started yesterday i used to see all of them before cos i have my whole files in the Windows partition. Please help me out on what to do. Thanks.
  3. The partitions of my external HDD stopped showing up when i plug it to my computer
    This is the screenshot i do see the full size of the disk in Disk Management but if i plug it in my laptop, it only shows me the system partition. i have three other partitions, My windows partition, My Boot partition, and My System partition. but i only see the System partition only. it started yesterday i used to see all of them before cos i have my whole files in the Windows partition. Please help me out on what to do. Thanks. and i have my files there

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/8r7tadnnt0861jl/SYSTEM%20PARTITION.JPG?dl=0

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/yqzlqvmm7j49bfb/SYSTEM%20PARTITION%20IN%20DISK%20MANAGEMENT.JPG?dl=0
  4. So you had three different partitions on that drive right? It's strange indeed.

    Have you tried to access the external drive with some data recovery tool. As you have some data stored on the drive, you can do so. There are many threads on that in the forum.
    Also, you can test the drive afterwards: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/282651-32-best-diagnostic-testing-utility

    You can even see whether the drive appears the same way under another OS. You can grab a USB flash drive or a CD, boot Ubuntu (don't install it) and see whether the drive appears the same way. Thread on the Ubuntu Live CD approach: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/267999-32-recover-data-mode

    Cheers,
    D_Know_WD :)
  5. yes i have tried accessing it with EASEUS and I saw the partition there but i couldnt recover it, i also saw rebuild MBR, what does that mean??
    will it fix it if i click on that rebuild MBR?
    right now am trying to use Mini Tool Partition Wizard to do the recover partition and its still running. please i need options. Thanks
  6. Best answer
    As a rep, I can't really recommend you a specific partition/data recovery tool.

    My suggestion would be to wait and see if you will be able to recover the partition with the tool that is currently running. In case this does not work, I would advise you to scan it with a data recovery tool and save all the recovered data on another drive. That way, you will minimize the risk of overwriting your data in some way.

    D_Know_WD :)
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