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Windows 7: Lost Drive After Using Samsung Recovery


22 Apr 2014   #1

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Lost Drive After Using Samsung Recovery

Hello everybody here, I really need your help.. I hope someone here, with a great computer skill can help me solve my problem. Here is the situation:
I am using Samsung Series 5 Laptop. I have 2 partitions, with one system drive, and another one is my data drive it have 320 GB more data.
I am doing a recovery mode to reinstall the Windows 7 Home Premium that come with my laptop.
I press the F4 to enter recovery mode, and it is reinstall all my Windows, and everything come very clean with some junk software from Samsung.
But then, i reallize that my data drive is not shown in My Computer. So i search in Disk Management, and found that the drive have no letter attact to it, i right click the drive, but there is only help menu that pop up.
I don't know how to get my data back, i try to boot with kaspersky rescue disk, but it also cannot see my data.
Can you help me to show the drive again, and not damaging the data inside it, because i really need them.
I already search in Google, but nothing can be sure my data will be ok..

Thanks before, from the hopeless search..

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22 Apr 2014   #2

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Its likely that the recovery you executed, formatted the data partition. Lets double check.

Please start with this:
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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22 Apr 2014   #3

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Thanks for the reply..
This is the screenshot.


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22 Apr 2014   #4

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OK. Thats the OEM partition, not a Data partition. It would appear the data partition is lost as part of the recovery.

There is no guarantee this will work, but you could try to recover the partition using this tool:
Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.

I would recommend that in future you backup your data to an external drive to avoid these scenarios.
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22 Apr 2014   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nectar09 View Post
I am doing a recovery mode to reinstall the Windows 7 Home Premium that come with my laptop.
I press the F4 to enter recovery mode, and it is reinstall all my Windows..................confused:
Take Golden's advice and hope for the best.

Your confusion is because you assumed that the recovery mode would just "reinstall Windows".

Unfortunately for you, it does more than that.

What it actually does is restore your hard drive to the way it was when the laptop was manufactured. At that time, your data was not on the hard drive.
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22 Apr 2014   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

OMG, that is a bad news... It's all important data...
Can you all show me a step by step best way what i should do to recover most of the data bro?

You both have high rank and many post, with community contributor badge, i can assume you can help with your experience.
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22 Apr 2014   #7

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