Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Re-Install removed Partition with Backup

10 Sep 2010   #1
Slick1983

Windows 7
 
 
Re-Install removed Partition with Backup

After spending a week sizing up my partition [J:\] I was able to perform a complete BACKUP (about 180GB). I didn't want to leave anything out.

I reinstalled Windows 7 with the HP disks. I saw that it would re-format, but I didn't know that meant f**REMOVE MY PARTITION** including the BACKUP image!

This BACKUP has many software programs, including one I work with everyday on Virtual XP.

Should I shoot myself or is there any way to retrieve the BACKUP?
Thanks

HP Pavilion dv6
500GB HD
8GB Ram
64 bit
Win 7 Pro



My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Sep 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Slick1983.





If the data wasn't over-written during the install then maybe the program at the link below will be a help; be sure post back to keep us informed.


Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2010   #3
Slick1983

Windows 7
 
 

**I am back in business**
I used Easus 5.1 Pro and retreived the Backup zip files, but Windows refused to find them on a restore, so I am unzipping each one (about 200 GB) and I will copy them over to the hard drive. Tedius, but it is good to see my familar files again!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2010   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Always save backup externally.

Did you make recovery disks or are you running Recovery partition?

What is your goal in reinstalling factory image but saving a backup image with needed programs?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2010   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Slick, glad to see you have found a solution and thanks for the update.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Sep 2010   #6
Slick1983

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Always save backup externally.

Did you make recovery disks or are you running Recovery partition?

What is your goal in reinstalling factory image but saving a backup image with needed programs?
I'm not sure I understand. I had corrupted my registry and I was having problems opening and using certain applications. My goal was to do a fresh install, hoping this would clear up the registry. Not having used backup before, I assumed I could pick and chose from the backup or, if not use it to undo the restoration and put the computer back to the same state with the problem registry.
I used the factory disk and it reformatted my partition, as well as rewriting the recovery partition, but luckily I have replaced most of my files using EASUS.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Sep 2010   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Backup should be to an external HD, secondary HD or DVD - never on the same HD.

In the future use System Restore from the WIn7 DVD or Repair CD to restore WIn7 to before registry was messed up. That is what it is for.

You can also save yourself all of the time reinstalling if you save a Win7 backup image externally so you can reimage the HD in 15 minutes if SysRestore or one of the other repair options don't work.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Re-Install removed Partition with Backup




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
removed partition on drive, and now outlook 2010 can't use data file
I got a computer from my boss and installed Office 2010. it was working just fine until i noticed that the 1TB drive was partitioned into two drives. the second partition was the "data drive". I didn't like this, so I removed the partition with a partition manager program. I still have the data...
Microsoft Office
System image installed on another partition...backup OS install?
It looks like a virus has damaged my uncle's Win7Pro 64bit system beyond repair so I'm going to have to reinstall Windows on a wiped hard drive. Unfortunately, no image was taken of the current installation before it got infected, so we'll be starting from scratch. Here's the idea I had: C...
Installation & Setup
Recovery partition is removed
i m having hp pavilion g7-1219wm notebook with windows 7 Home premium sp 1 OEM. by accidentally Recovery partition from the hard disk is removed so that i m not able to use some function in HP Recovery Manager like System Recovery and Recovery Media creation.. please help me how can i...
General Discussion
Cannot set up/install/add a formerly removed printer
I removed my old HP DeskJet printer from the system because of tests. If I look in "Devices and Printers" it doesnt show up any more as expected. ( also all virtual printer programs/plugins which I had installed dont show up any more if I click e.g. Print in an editor program... ) I also...
Hardware & Devices
When Backup Runs, Windows Reports Backup Target Disk Removed
My Win 7 x64 machine (Dell) has three hard drives in it. The original 2TB Seagate with the operating system on it, C:, a 2TB WD used for data storage,F:, ..and a 1TB Seagate repurposed from the XP computer it replaced. That last drive contains only data as that was its purpose in the previous...
Backup and Restore
Netbook: Recovery Partition removed, need Windows 7 starter iso
Hi guys, had to have my toshiba netbook NB555D harddrive replaced with a new one. Got no warranty, no recovery media etc. Dont have windows 7 starter iso. What can I do? Thanks
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:54.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App