Quote: Originally Posted by intro195
Okay so I know a little about computers but not enough to figure this out so I thought I would try this forum out....so basically what happened to me was i wanted to do a system restore to a previous point and windows wouldnt let me until i performed disk check but everytime i tried to perform disk check after startup it wouldnt work so i thought i would go into recovery console with my windows cd but i didnt have my windows 7 cd on me so i used the hp disc that came with my laptop and once i put it in and started up my computer it started to put it back to factory condition by formatting the drive so when i saw it was formatting it was still at one percent so I freaked and popped open my drive and then everytime i tried to boot it would say missing boot manager files and i basically tried everything to fix that but it didnt work so i just ended up installing windows 7 again on my separate internal d drive and now my c drive that used to contain windows 7 is all unallocated space and i was wondering if there was any way i could possibly recover this drive back to its original state before it became unallocated since it was only the boot files that were deleted?
Everyone has some really good ideas and while it is certainly possible to recover most if not all the data you are going to be putting many hours into it, and it may not even be in a format that you can use.
If there isnt data on it that you CANT LIVE WITHOUT I would seriously consider it lost. I have been doing recovers for myself and my clients for more than a decade and the results vary but you never get it all back.
Good Luck Mate