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Windows 7: diskpart/clean by accident....need to recover partitions,begging :'(

04 Jul 2012   #11
kado897

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I'm no expert in this area but I believe TestDisk is your best bet for recovering the partition structure. http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk


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04 Jul 2012   #12
suspect008

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thank you kado. Arc told that he contacted gregrocker on behalf of me. I have found test disk too. But i have no idea on how much reliable it is with a live cd. Again thank you very mch.

Archie, and both of u wil be repd as fast as i can. Ryt now rep button doesnt seems to work on operamini.
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04 Jul 2012   #13
SIW2

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Did you try partition wizard?

You could have done it by now.


Test disk is good too - but unless you know what you are doing you could make a mess.

Partition wizard will probably do it.

About 5 mins to d/l it , boot it up and fix your problem .

You have been mucking about for 1hr.
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04 Jul 2012   #14
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Select partition recovery.

Do a quick scan of the HD. A scan will not do any harm.

It will list the partitions it has found.

Tick ALL the partitions you want to keep.

ok, Apply
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04 Jul 2012   #15
suspect008

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanks siw, yes I was muckin for last 5 hours myself. I watched that video. Problem that I cant test it is I do not have a computer to make a bootable disk. Im via my phne here and got to wait til 2morow morning.
Sorry that u had to say so.
And thanks in advance.
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04 Jul 2012   #16
kado897

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I've just had a look at Partition Wizard bootable ISO in a VM it looks much simpler to use than TestDisk. I think I will add it to my recovery tools.
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04 Jul 2012   #17
SIW2

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LOL - well you will have trouble burning an iso from a phone.

Good luck with it tomorrow.
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04 Jul 2012   #18
gregrocker
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Sorry I was traveling today and only saw this now. Looks like the guys have got you on the right track.

If anything can recover your partitions after the HD has been wiped it will be Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help.

However remember that Diskpart Clean Command is what you run to wipe a HD, not a partition. It overwrites the boot sector and the partition table which will make it quite a challenge for PW to piece things back together. It is not as thorough as Clean All but still is not intended to be recoverable.

You may need to use Data Recovery Software depending upon what PW is able to do.
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04 Jul 2012   #19
suspect008

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

oh! Thank you greg. Its yet 5am in the morning. I wil download it and try as soon as my friend up Now I feel much comfortable. And seems archie got me the best at first place.

Greg- first i have formated c partition. Then only wanted to clean it. And ran the clean without selecting.
So, I am wondering, am I recovering all my data or am I just recovering my partition table? Because I do not care anything that was in the C:, it was just windows and i intended to format it. Sorry for my poor knowledge in this. Thank you all again.
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04 Jul 2012   #20
suspect008

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I meant that, do I have to use a data recovery software to recover my data after the partition table restored? By the way, I havent even touched the notebook after i knew i screwed up
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