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Windows 7: Accidentally Unallocated a 2nd HDD on laptop...help!

02 May 2012   #11
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Have a look here if the above doesn't work: Hard drives data recovery from dynamic disks in Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, Windows 7.


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02 May 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

When you delete a partition it can be recovered using free Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help.

However I'm not sure it or Easeus (which can fail losing data, while PW CD will not) can recover once Disk is converted to Dynamic. So you probably have nothing to lose by using PW to convert the Dynamic partiiton back to Basic, which is only a feature in PW versions 4.2 and earlier: pw422.zip ISO - Windows Live

When you recklessly made uninformed random changes to your partitioning you likely ruined your data, which should always be backed up anyway or you are playing with fire. I would count it lucky you didn't lose your Win7.
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02 May 2012   #13
af4caster

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Ubuntu often sees data on RAW drives that Windows cannot. Burn a CD with Ubuntu on it. You can obtain Ubuntu from Download | Ubuntu and then using the installation instructions: Install Ubuntu Desktop | Ubuntu, at step 2 choose Try instead of Install. Mount your drive you want to save data from and mount a drive to save data to. The drives should show up in Ubuntu's file system for you to copy data.

Let us know if the above works. If not, we will have to resort to other methods...
This was unsuccessful...
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02 May 2012   #14
af4caster

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Not sure I want to spend $72 on something I don't know will work...
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02 May 2012   #15
af4caster

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
When you delete a partition it can be recovered using free Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help.

However I'm not sure it or Easeus (which can fail losing data, while PW CD will not) can recover once Disk is converted to Dynamic. So you probably have nothing to lose by using PW to convert the Dynamic partiiton back to Basic, which is only a feature in PW versions 4.2 and earlier: pw422.zip ISO - Windows Live

When you recklessly made uninformed random changes to your partitioning you likely ruined your data, which should always be backed up anyway or you are playing with fire. I would count it lucky you didn't lose your Win7.
This is what I see with the MiniTool Partition Wizard...


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02 May 2012   #16
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I think you have scrambled your MBR's partition table. This program will let you post a copy of your current MBR for Disk 1.
MBR Backup - Back up your Master Boot Record (Freeware)

Does Recuva see anything on the HDD?
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02 May 2012   #17
gregrocker

 

Looks like choosing Disk 2 will not light up the Next button, so your options now are to try data Recovery using one of the methods suggested, or as a last resortconvert Disk 2 to Basic to see if the data reappears or Partition Recovery will restore it.

To convert burn the PW 4.2 ISO to CD using Windows Image Burner or ImgBurn and boot, rightclick on Disk 2, from Disk tab select Convert to Basic, Apply.
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02 May 2012   #18
af4caster

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I think you have scrambled your MBR's partition table. This program will let you post a copy of your current MBR for Disk 1.
MBR Backup - Back up your Master Boot Record (Freeware)

Does Recuva see anything on the HDD?
Disk 1 or disk 2? Disk 2 is the one I am trying to recover. It is a bunch of gibberish to me. Copy/paste it here?

Recuva doesn't see the drive at all...
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02 May 2012   #19
af4caster

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have a drive enclosure...if I put the drive in the enclosure and connect it to this...or another PC via USB...is there a chance I could recover the data?
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02 May 2012   #20
af4caster

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Don't know if this helps...


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