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: diskpart/clean by accident....need to recover partitions,begging :'(

05 Jul 2012   #151
suspect008

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Glad to see you are back up. Because you chose to restore you are back where you were when the image was taken so any problems you had then will still be there. Once you have your data backed up you can either do a fresh install or restore the image you took with your software installed.
kado, sir thank you, you kept an eye most of the time. I saw youre online in this thread for most of the time I was here. and I was telling I may have had problems with that secomd image I told. but here I restored the base image. which is very clean and notebook should boot and be ready within 1 min with this image. and I confirm it was. but here now, it took 3nd half to be up. chrome took about 30sec to load. :/ so Do I have to wipe out all the hard drive and install and copy everything back? or would reinstallation suffice?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
05 Jul 2012   #152
suspect008

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Suspect:
My final words: Inform yourself about SkyDrive

Perform a clean install.

I wish you success.

karl
thank you. got it loud and clear about skydrive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jul 2012   #153
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by suspect008 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Do you know what you're talking about???? partition table has pointers to the partitions (max 4)
MBR contains partition table, disk signature and a very small bootcode. That bootcode can be refreshed easy by "startup repair" or "refresh mbr" in partition wizard.

All is fine now as far as MBR is concerned.... unless there's a rootkit virus in the bootcode
actually I dont. zero knowledge. so thank you. then I do not need to wipe out my entire hard drive. I think I got you correctly. so can you tell me how to do this refresh mbr? just need to satisfy myself.
mbr consist of:
  • disk signature. Win7 uses it to see where it is. if you swap sata cables for example. Not of any interest now
  • partition table: List of partitions. That's fine as well.... and can't be refreshed. create partition, delete partition, and recovery software can do hat
  • mbr bootcode. Some small executable code that looks for an ACTIVE partition. It jumps to that partition and executes its "volume boot sector"
You wanna know how to refresh "mbr bootcode"?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

05 Jul 2012   #154
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by suspect008 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Glad to see you are back up. Because you chose to restore you are back where you were when the image was taken so any problems you had then will still be there. Once you have your data backed up you can either do a fresh install or restore the image you took with your software installed.
kado, sir thank you, you kept an eye most of the time. I saw youre online in this thread for most of the time I was here. and I was telling I may have had problems with that secomd image I told. but here I restored the base image. which is very clean and notebook should boot and be ready within 1 min with this image. and I confirm it was. but here now, it took 3nd half to be up. chrome took about 30sec to load. :/ so Do I have to wipe out all the hard drive and install and copy everything back? or would reinstallation suffice?
I'm not sure on that. As was suggested earlier you would be better starting a new thread with this problem. That way more people are likely to respond.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jul 2012   #155
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

In recovery environment:

bootrec/fixmbr (rewrites the mbr bootcode of the physical drive where the bootpartition is located)
bootsect/nt60 G: /force /mbr (rewrites the mbr bootcode of the physical drive where G partition is located)
some option in partition wizard "refresh mbr" or something like that
"startup repair"


All to technical information... no need to explain
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jul 2012   #156
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

So the system was fast, you made a backup and then restored it on same disk. Now system is very slow. Make a new threat!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jul 2012   #157
suspect008

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Guess this problem is solved successfully and its time I say thank you all of you and time to rep you all. guys, I dont know you have any idea how much this data was mean to me. and I got little hurt with gregs comment that I do not value data ( and that I got a feeling he says I lied to you all) if those are not important, I wouldnt be up all night to get your comments and I wouldnt be with kaktussoft to get his comments even without having lunch. or I woudnt typ all of those long info comments with a 12 key phone keypad. you have no idea how it feels to my fingers now. but I got my price back

so here I take this moment to thank everyone with all my heart helped me.
first of all arc who gave this software and get me in contact with greg. thank you mate.

then Kado sir, you were always looking over and I do value your comments on necessary moments thank you.

then SIW, even though he yelled why havent I burnt an iso via my phone, that words gave me confidence on using this.

and Greg, you re awesome. you always concerns about safety and I have seen your comments and instructions. hats off for your help.

and F5ing - even though Im yet trying to take a meaning out of your name, you stick till the end and made good arguments where it is really critical. thank you fing (is it finn or fing? your name I mean?)

and there comes the man, kaktussoft, he stick with me for hours and helped me through this disaster I dont know how to thank you sir. thank you thank you. thats all I can do here.

and karl - got you loud and clear, will do as you said. thank you very much.

and I need to remember WHS too even though he didnt comment he was looking over this on my reqest.

so one last time, thank you all. I would rep you for evry comment if It allows

Bihan.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jul 2012   #158
suspect008

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by suspect008 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Do you know what you're talking about???? partition table has pointers to the partitions (max 4)
MBR contains partition table, disk signature and a very small bootcode. That bootcode can be refreshed easy by "startup repair" or "refresh mbr" in partition wizard.

All is fine now as far as MBR is concerned.... unless there's a rootkit virus in the bootcode
actually I dont. zero knowledge. so thank you. then I do not need to wipe out my entire hard drive. I think I got you correctly. so can you tell me how to do this refresh mbr? just need to satisfy myself.
mbr consist of:
  • disk signature. Win7 uses it to see where it is. if you swap sata cables for example. Not of any interest now
  • partition table: List of partitions. That's fine as well.... and can't be refreshed. create partition, delete partition, and recovery software can do hat
  • mbr bootcode. Some small executable code that looks for an ACTIVE partition. It jumps to that partition and executes its "volume boot sector"
You wanna know how to refresh "mbr bootcode"?

I think I dont unless if it is necessary. If you think its necessary tell me. otherwise I dont wanna screw up again
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jul 2012   #159
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No, sorry I wasn't able to stick around the whole time, actually had to leave hours ago and just got back. That was when you were at a standstill waiting for power to return.

But I'm very glad your data is back and appreciate the gratitude, and I'm sure that applies to all the other members too. I'm certain you see the value of this forum too, with the slew of knowledgable forum members you're bound to find the help you need pretty much round the clock.

And I don't think you should take Greg's comment(s) as any sort of accusation. I think he was just in disbelief that steps were being taken that could've so easily nuked your precious data. Software/hardware isn't perfect so you can't expect perfect results 100% of the time. And I think SIW2's comment was just an acknowledgement that you only had a phone to work with...

However, coming as close as you did to losing all of your data, all the scolding you got here for not having it backed up, and likely a little self imposed scolding, I truly hope you start focusing on having extra copies of all that lifelong data. I know you said you would so just make sure to follow through with it.

Sure does make these type recoveries much less hectic/stessful, when you know your data is safe and sound on other media. Plus you're less prone to error without all that stress, you simply focus on getting the OS back in shape. Add data back later.

By the way, I'm aware of the pain of typing on a 12 button phone. A few years ago my daughter had a friend over at the house. I noticed that she was fiddling with something in her pocket, so I asked her what she was doing. She pulled out her old 12 button phone (with no extra software) and said she was texting. I couldn't do that with a hard qwerty keyboard! So I had her stand in front of me, hand/phone in her pocket, and send me a bunch of texts. I told her what to send, and she was ripping out text after text. Would never have believed it but everything I was telling her to send was popping up on my screen, almost error free!!! A few years ago she got an iphone that actually slowed her down for awhile, or so she said.

Oh, and F5ing is just a made up username...

Anyway, glad you're data's back. Now BACK IT UP. Before you're doing again!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jul 2012   #160
gregrocker

 

When you've backed up your data safely to at least one HD and perhaps Skydrive, too:

Wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command to clear the boot sector of anything that was reimported after recovering partitions.

Then follow these same steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 .

If problems remain, work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 starting with the hardware tests.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 diskpart/clean by accident....need to recover partitions,begging :'(




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Recover data from a diskpart > clean command
This must be my one time blunder but I did manage to clean my 2TB backup external HDD in an attempt to clean a pendrive to make a bootable pendrive for installing Windows 8. Now the help file for the diskpart > clean command says only the MBR partitioning information and hidden sector...
Backup and Restore
Recover Partitions from diskpart -> clean command
Hi Guys, I was trying to install windows 7 on my windows 8 laptop (UEFI) and when it didnt allow me to install win7 on partitioned drive I followed YouTube video foolishly and fired diskpart - clean command. everything gone after that. Luckily I didnt do anything after that and referred one of...
Backup and Restore
DISKPART clean performed accidently. how to recover data?
Hello everyone, I had major partition problems and tried fixmbr,fixboot,etc and even rebuilding bcd was not working. I was misguided by one of the other Forums and entered: DISKPART Select Volume 1 DISKPART Clean Volume 1 The Volume has been cleaned where volume 1 was my C...
General Discussion
diskpart / clean, format by accident , need to recover data
Hello, I know it's stupid but i diskpart/clean and formatted while installing windows from cmd, it's a new laptop so i had no other data just (i don't remember exactly) 100GB not more. i installed windows on that formatted disk. I had all data on D Disk (500GB) and now i have only one disk which...
Backup and Restore
How to recover partitions lost due to usage of 'clean' command in win7
As the title says, I've mistakenly used 'clean' command on my backup drive which is on my Imation external hdd, after the command used, all the partitions on the disk were deleted & the disk went to uninitialized state, I did initialized the disk but there are no partitions on that. Please suggest...
Backup and Restore


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 21:15.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App