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Windows 7: WD Elements no data

15 Feb 2016   #1
Driver170

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
WD Elements no data

I backed up my entire PC before my windows 7 reinstall. After doing my reinstall my WD hard drive has no data what so ever. Its blank!

Why is this?


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15 Feb 2016   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please complete this tutorial by Golden so we can have a look what you have.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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15 Feb 2016   #3
Driver170

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

here we go


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15 Feb 2016   #4
Driver170

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

disk 2 j
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16 Feb 2016   #5
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

What program did you use to back up your system before you did the reinstall?.

Did you disconnect all the hard drives other than the one you wanted to reinstall Windows to before you did the reinstall of Windows?.
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16 Feb 2016   #6
Driver170

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I used acronis. I'm positive i unplugged my HD then reinstalled windows.
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16 Feb 2016   #7
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

If there was data on this HDD (2,j) then it looks like it's been reformatted. You could try MiniTool Partition Wizards "Partition Recovery Tool" and see if it finds anything to recover.
Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free
Make sure you are working on the right drive.
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16 Feb 2016   #8
Driver170

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Ok i will give it a try. Whats the chances?
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17 Feb 2016   #9
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Driver170 View Post
Ok i will give it a try. Whats the chances?
Who knows. Your drive is showing zero data at the moment. In these circumstances you have to make the decision.
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17 Feb 2016   #10
Driver170

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Well it finished after 8 hours but nothing came back, it didn't even give you a message saying unable to retrieve data just a window saying click finish.
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