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Windows 7: Unable to see my Partitons after Windows repair..Pls help


01 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Unable to see my Partitons after Windows repair..Pls help

Today while listening to a song. My computer restarted with a BSOD. It then asked me to repair my computer saying that some boot record is corrupt. I repaired my computer from the cd. It works fine but now i can only see my C: and no other drives are being shown though the data is still there. Please someone help since the data is very important to me. I cant see the remaining three partitions in my computer..



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pls help someone...

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01 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

pls help someone or anyway i can recover my data
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01 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Hello there. Just be patient,and someone will helps you.
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01 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

ok mate.. M panicing since the data is really imp to me
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01 Apr 2011   #5
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See if you can copy out your data using the Windows 7 DVD or Repair CD: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console - Windows 7 Forums

Please be more specific about where you can see your missing partitions - are they under Computer? What happens when you try to open them?

Exactly what did you do to make the Repairs from CD? Is there a second HD as this one is showing only one partition. It shouldn't really revert to a single partition on HD unless you change it yourself. So tell us exactly what steps you took.

If everything should be on the same HD, boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD, from the Wizards tab select "Partition Recovery" have it do a scan to see if it finds the missing partitions. You may need to shrink C back to it's original offset for the recovered partitions to be restored.

This is an important lesson in always keeping your data backed up externally. If you can't afford an external HD, or it won't fit on DVD's, then you can send it over the network to another computer, or use up to 25gb of free storage on Skydrive with each Windows Live ID - google it.
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01 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

How many physical hard disk drives do you have in the system and how big are they?

I ask this because if you say only one and that the total size of that drive is 320GBs then I am sorry to tell you your data is gone. Disk management shows 1 disk with a partition size of 298GBs. That is the actual size of what hard drive makers call a 320GB disk.

How do you know the data is still there? Can you access it? Do the folders for the data show when you look at the C Partition/drive with Win Explorer? Do you still have the original programs installed and do they show on the start menu and you can run them?

If you do have only 1 physical disk in the system it seems that the repair you did somehow combined all the original partitions into one big partition.

There may be a way to recover these partitions and SOME of the data on them but I have never had to do that and I'm unsure as to how.
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01 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

i cant really see them anywhere...i am just assuming that data is there...i only have a single hard drive...the computer just restarted and it asked me to repair the computer using the cd..i did that and when the computer restarted my drives were gone....
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01 Apr 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Hello. One opinion. Why you don't boot Linux distro as live cd,and check the hdd for partitions?
If there are partitions,it should be showed in Linux.
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01 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

when i tried to install 7 i saw this..dat means the data is still there...


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01 Apr 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

See my post above.
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