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02-13-2009 05:10 PM
02-13-2009 06:25 PM - edited 02-13-2009 06:28 PM
02-14-2009 01:55 PM
I still think you have a problem with the hard drive. If you can do so, and can afford to lose your data, I think you should nuke it (low level format or zero fill). The best tool to do that is dban (derik's boot and nuke) which is also a free download.
switching off native sata would not do anything to fix the underlying problem with the drive. You can also try going into disk management in the management console...right click on my computer and pick manage. See if the system is seeing the other 50 gig partition as an unknown or unformatted part of the drive.
If so you may have lost your data or it can require heroic means to rescue the data.