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Windows 7: partition went missing after ubuntu uninstall!

16 Sep 2012   #11
Kaktussoft

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hi,
I have gone experimental yesterday and installed ubuntu along side windows.But later realised that a bad idea and deleted the linux partition.Now I can be able boot into windows and everything is fine except my personal files partition d: drive just went missing from explorer......:-( but I can see 500 gb of free space in the disk management window....I have got 2 questions 1) are all my files are deleted?
2) how can I recover the partitions?


my hard disk is samsung ata 1tb ....it has 3 partitions c: f: and 100 of os space and 500 gb of free space( it cannot be allocated to any partition)
Did you really delete the partition and recreate the partition? Created it the same size, smaller, larger? Is and was F just adjacent to C?


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16 Sep 2012   #12
deepak7

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Please post a screenshot of disk management with all fields visible.
When having ubuntu installed, did system first show grub menu or win7 bootmenu?
Now you only see win7 bootmenu (or no menu at all), correct? ubuntu not shown anymore in menu?
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C is and was Windows 7 partition, correct?
100 of OS space: You mean the 100MB "system reserved" partition?
F has the same contents it had before?

What was in the unallocated space??? I think the ubuntu partition was there(?) Where the heck was D?
i uninstalled ubuntu from the F drive
ubuntu doesn't have an uninstall option at all!! Please explain what you did
I just booted with windows system repair
and launched command prompt

Use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows and did as stated and later deleted ubuntu partition through disk management
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16 Sep 2012   #13
Kaktussoft

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i uninstalled ubuntu from the F drive
ubuntu doesn't have an uninstall option at all!! Please explain what you did
I just booted with windows system repair
and launched command prompt

Use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows and did as stated and later deleted ubuntu partition through disk management
So you deleted linux partition. But F is still in disk management!! How is that possible?!
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16 Sep 2012   #14
Kaktussoft

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So you did a win7 startup repair. After that you ran disk management and ALL partitions were still there(?)
Then you deleted the linux partition which was somewhere in in 546GB free space area(?)

That's all you did?
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16 Sep 2012   #15
deepak7

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

so I can't recover the data in the d drive now!
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16 Sep 2012   #16
deepak7

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

so u saying I deleted d drive data ;(
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16 Sep 2012   #17
Kaktussoft

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so u saying I deleted d drive data ;(
Maybe... maybe not. What is on F now? It is an ntfs partition not a linux partition. You either changed the drive letter, so maybe it is what was called D previously.

Once again... did you manually recreate that F partition after deleteing the linux partition?

Did you perform a Partition Wizard "partition recovery" as asked before??
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17 Sep 2012   #18
deepak7

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I managed to revover data on d drive using testdrive software but after a reboot again windows is not booting up a black screen just blinking....what you want me to do now?
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17 Sep 2012   #19
deepak7

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

can I try this again Use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows

after this command cd boot it says "the directory dnt exsists" so now I am very much f***ed up right?
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17 Sep 2012   #20
deepak7

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

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so u saying I deleted d drive data ;(
Maybe... maybe not. What is on F now? It is an ntfs partition not a linux partition. You either changed the drive letter, so maybe it is what was called D previously.

Once again... did you manually recreate that F partition after deleteing the linux partition?

Did you perform a Partition Wizard "partition recovery" as asked before??
ya I maually delted using disk management
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