OK where to start i have already made a post about this issue on a usenet group so here is the link to that so you can bring yourself up to speed on what has been done so far.
Right i’ll start of by saying i have an older motherboard with a normal old fashioned bios NOT uefi (or whatever it’s called) Asus P5E3 Premium wifi https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P5E3_PremiumWiFiAP_n (X48 chipset), I have moved over to SSD’s hence rebuilding of the computer, the problem started when i installed the new drive and it wanted to use GPT and I didn’t simply becasue i didn’t like the fact that GPT made a small 128MB partition (allbeit hidden) so somehow (dont ask me how) I was able to format the drive to a single 3TB drive.
As i started to move data around it was fine until i rebooted and it went crazy telling me something was wrong with drive G and needed to repair it and according to it saved loads of swf files but when i got back into windows i was greated with a 747GB partition that was unformatted, same has happened to another WD3003FZEX drive, so as it stands right now i’m 6TB worth of data down and well p1ssed off as you can imagine.
What is going on how can i first of all recover what i have lost? Then sort drives out so i can use them as i should be able to (I don’t mind GPT this time), I’m running Windows 7 U x64 (legal) and it’s up to date with all patches, I bought a third WD3003FZEX the other day got it this morning put it inline went to disk management in Win7 and was told to initialize the disk and format which i did this time in GPT (learnt my lesson) and bingo i still have a drive that is 764.39GB in size, something is wrong that is for sure but i have no idea what i am doing wrong i have a nasty feeling it’s my motherboard not having a uefi bios, any WD3003FZEX experts on here help me.