Re: hard drive setup without losing data please help asap
Basically -- you can't. The fact that the current partitions are not seen is a guarantee that any new partitioning is going to overwrite the data already on the drive.
if so how can i setup my drive without losing the data?
You would have to first migrate off ALL the important data you want to keep before attempting any reformatting.
You didn't tell us whether the existing partitions are Windows format (NTFS) or Linux format (ext2/3/4) -- that's important because it's generally best to use data recovery tools that match the formatting scheme of the drive when trying to recover data.
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