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Windows 7: Diskpart clean done accidently...Please help!!

14 Jan 2016   #11
Meenakshi

64 bit
 
 

Hi Layback Bear,

I know its my fault. We should not work with the things we don't know. But sometimes we cant stop our destiny or hands doing these accidents. But we learn from these accidents also. I have kept patience from three weeks as its my main PC. My work is all delaying but hope of getting my data back is helping to keep this patience alive.


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14 Jan 2016   #12
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Immediately after doing diskpart clean if you had come here, we could have easily retrieved your system drive intoto running the bootable Partition Wizzard.

Now you had converted it into a GPT and have installed Windows on it. Once the original partition structure has been overwritten with another partition structure (GPT in this case), it is impossible to retrieve and restore the original partitions and that too running PW on the same drive to be restored.

But yet I wanted you to run Full Scan and post the results of found partitions only to see what information it gives. With the three major partitions selected 1. 278.3GB (65%used) 2. 278.3GB(14%used) and 3. 277..2GB (15% used) you do seem to have most of the files. Please confirm whether you had three partitions on your MBR drive originally.

However to retrieve and copy the files we have to run TestDisk from a pendrive and try. You must also have an external drive with adequate space to copy all the files, say a 1TB external drive.

When you are ready, let me know and then I shall let you know how to proceed. ( Don't try to Use TestDisk on your own without guidance. You will only muck up the drive further.)

As I said its going to be a long process. There is no shortcut or quick fix neither the results are guaranteed.
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14 Jan 2016   #13
Meenakshi

64 bit
 
 

When that was happen I wasn't know of this support so I gave to the shop to recover. But when they were not able to do I tried to find out the programs and google it came to know about this forum.

For the drives yes I was have three drives D, E, F. I did not remember how much exact data was there. In the third drive I can see there are not many folders which I were have before . I extremely need that first drive with 65% data which contains my work.

I Understood your TestDisk instruction but I do not have 1 TB external drive yet. Is there any other option??? If not I will try If I can manage. I will be back with my reply soon!

Thank you!
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14 Jan 2016   #14
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

In my opinion, there is no other go or option.. Wait to see if someone else has any ideas.
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14 Jan 2016   #15
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

I concur. There is no other alternative.
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15 Jan 2016   #16
Meenakshi

64 bit
 
 

How much time you guys think, The data will take in recover? It is about 250GB in 1TB drive.
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15 Jan 2016   #17
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Approx. four to eight hours plus or minus. Much will depend upon your processor speed and the read/write speeds of your source drive and destination drive. But you need not worry about it. You may leave it to run overnight.
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15 Jan 2016   #18
Meenakshi

64 bit
 
 

Hello Jumanji,

Just bought a new HDD Today. Now all is ready please tell me how to proceed?

Thank you
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15 Jan 2016   #19
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Essentially, you will be running DOS from a bootable DOS pendrive, boot withit and run TestDisk,exe.
(You should have an empty pendrive of 1GB or more. If you have any data on the pendrive back it up on another drive since you will lose all that when creating the DOS pendrive)

Download Rufus 2.6 (847KB) from https://rufus.akeo.ie/ It is just one rufus-2.6.exe file. Plug in your empty pendrive and click on that *.exe file. Check that your empty pendrive is the one selected. In "Create a bootable disk using" select MS-DOS in the dropdown arrow and then click on Start. When completed close Rufus. That is it. Your bootable DOS pendrive is ready. Screenshot below:

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Keep your pendrive plugged in. Now download TestDisk for "Dos/Win9x" from TestDisk Download - CGSecurity It will be testdisk-7.0.dos.zip file. Extract it to your C: drive. You will now have a folder testdisk-7.0 in C: Open that folder, select all files (12) in it and copy those to the pendrive. You are now ready to run TestDisk from the pendrive.

Shut down your PC and with the pendrive plugged in reboot. When BIOS starts invoke the onetime boot menu and boot from the pendrive.( On my computer I press F12. The boot Menu key will usually be shown at the bottom of the boot start screen.) Check you get into DOS prompt C:>

You can do upto this and report.

To get into Windows again, press the reset button on your PC. Your PC will reboot into Windows.

If you have any problems report.

I shall take sometime to post the next set of instructions on running TestDisk since I have to do a mock run and prepare myself for that . In the meanwhile you can just acquaint with TestDisk reading this. Regain a lost drive using Test Disk - An Illustrated Guide
Just read it so that you get an idea of what to expect.

OFF TOPIC: You have a mention here What are you listening to? [10] .


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16 Jan 2016   #20
Meenakshi

64 bit
 
 

Here is the screenshot below what it is showing. Do I also have to plugged in the HDD?


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