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


04 Jul 2012   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

okay, I was looking at partition wizard help contents. Little bit of confusion. Can anyone tel me quickly,

Partition wizard has two options which directly affects on me. That is ,
*Rebuild MBR and
*Partition recovery.

Which command should I use first? Cuz I think I have erased my mbr too along with the partition table. Help please. Thank you all very much.

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04 Jul 2012   #22
Microsoft MVP

 

Look at the video tutorial in my post earlier. Click the blue link. It shows exactly how to run the Partition Recovery Wizard which is all that has been suggested so far. If it fails after several full scans then you can move on to Data Recovery. There will be suggestions then.

There are no guarantees. You ran Clean command which is to wipe the entire HD. It is best not to venture into these operations unless you are absolutely sure what you're doing. You could have asked us first.

I would say there is only a slim chance you can recover your Partitions or the data after Clean command, but since SIW2 thinks its possible I will try to remain optimistic for you. He was the one who taught me.
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04 Jul 2012   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

greg, u got me wrong there. I dont want anything that I formated. That means i do not need my c: partition data. I intend to use clean only on the partition. It was a mistake i cleaned up the whole disk. I know what clean does. So now im booting up with recovery wizard. I repeat, i only want my partition table back. All the data is in d partition and e. So no wories about recovering anythng from c:.
Just want that 512kb that my mbr and partition table was written.
Sorry if i have troubled you. And thanks in advance to all of you.
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04 Jul 2012   #24
Microsoft MVP

 

You are no trouble. As always I'm willing to go to whatever lengths are required to help you recover from a terrible mistake.

But we must be realistic.

If you know what Clean command does then you'd know that it can only be run on the entire HD and not on a single partition using the Command Line. You'd also know that it is irreversible.

I don't think undelete - which is what Partition Recovery Wizard and most data recovery do - can work on Cleaned HD's. But it is worth a try. Let's have hope. Beyond that there is full forensic Data Recovery for which freeware is limited but may eventually work when you get into the more expensive options.
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04 Jul 2012   #25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

yeah, i know what you mean. I was about to give it to a repair shop. But many and google has lot of positive comments on it can be recovered via test disk which is i dont know exactly how to use.
I didnt know that clean cannot be used on single partition. As i have recovered many pen drives and memory cards, i thot it would work. What i wantd was to clean up any erors thats causing lags and bsods. Even i restored a image, it kept coming.
Thank u, and i wil post my results with PW soon.
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05 Jul 2012   #26

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm not sure if Partition Wizard can do it, but with Testdisk you may have the chance to copy out the lost files before writing corrections to the MBR/PBR.

Not nearly as easy to use as there's no GUI, but there's no further harm to the drive as long as you don't specify writing the corrections to the MBR/PBR.

When I'm unsure how a "fix" is going to come out I first make a raw clone of the disk. That way I can work on either the original or the clone and can always start over. If I feel relatively confident that a "fix" will work I work on the original.
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05 Jul 2012   #27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

oh!
Im runing little late becuz i had to go out for a while. That raw cloning is something new.

How ever, partition wizard runing and it detected my partitions on quick scan. Everything was perfect except it shows 50gb used out of 200 from d: where its suppose to show 157gb. So i started a full scan and its runing now. Guys, what do u think? Tell me quickly, should I go on with wizard or change to test disk?
If even partition wizard messed with my mbr and table, would i stil have a chance to recover data with any other tools? Would it damage data? I suppose not because it is for recorecting the table right?
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05 Jul 2012   #28

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

okay, SIW, Greg, F5ing and everyone,
Partition recovery wizard full scan is runing, and yet its 12%(realy slow on these 5400 spiners).

Already, at the top it shows a 10mb partition filed up 8mb. Then that 100mb reserved with 86mb free. Then there is my c: 8mb used out of 100gb. And then there is about 7 or 8(it doesnt allow to scroll) partitions 1 or 1.5mb filled out of 3.02mb. And these have a label BOOT infront of them.

So, problem is, what partitions should I check?
All of these(including these 3mb crunches) or just that 10 and reserved 100 mb with My C,D,E which shows there exact sizes?
Help please.
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05 Jul 2012   #29

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

please take a good look at the 3MB partitions. LBA begin and LBA end means the start and end sector of that (probably fake) partition. Can you post screenshot (made by photo camera)?
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05 Jul 2012   #30

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

What and how many partitions did you have before "clean"? system reserved 100MB and 100GB for windows (is that right size as before?)? Any more partitions were on disk?
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