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SYSTEM partition blank

  1. #1


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    Windows 8 Pro x64, Ubuntu 12.10, x64

    SYSTEM partition blank


    My friend's computer has a hardware fault, and so I removed the drive to copy things off of it. I put it in an external enclosure, and it has 3 partitions. 1 is a HP tools one, another is a recovery partition, and the third is the main one named SYSTEM. It seems to be blank however, including hidden files, yet it says it's about 50% full. How can I get them to show up?

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  2. #2


    Run chkdsk /r against it, see if that fixes it. May be a corrupted file system.
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  3. #3


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Can't you open the partition and have a look what's inside ?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Those partitions are hidden and you either need a third party partition manager or use Diskpart to put a drive letter on the partition and then use the dir /a command to show the files in some directories.

    You don't normally need to look in the System partition. Does it say EFI in the description?
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  5. #5


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    No big deal to assign a drive letter. But the system partition always shows as zero.
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