How to restore lost space on external HD

AgWater

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I have killed my external hard drive (using Active@Kill) due to problems erasing old system files on it.
Next thing I know, I am unable to recognize it on windows... so, I tried an old DOS trick (fdisk) and got back 2GB of hard drive space rocognized (out of 30GB). Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks.
 

tomatthe

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You tried deleting any partitions and re-partitioning it? Backup any data on it first obviously, but removing the old partitions and creating a new one using the full space seems like it should work, unless there is sometime more complicated that I'm not seeing from reading your post.