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Windows 7: partition went missing after ubuntu uninstall!

16 Sep 2012   #1
deepak7

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
partition went missing after ubuntu uninstall!

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)


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16 Sep 2012   #2
Maguscreed

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

Are you certain grub has been completely removed?
It can sometimes cause problems like this.
Once you verify grub is removed then you can attempt a normal windows startup repair to try and save your install.
Remove Grub - Restore Windows 7
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16 Sep 2012   #3
deepak7

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

thanks for the quick rly....I will post the results

update: I exactly did the same
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16 Sep 2012   #4
Maguscreed

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are you saying it made no change then?
If grub is gone and startup repair can't find windows, it's possible it's gone.
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16 Sep 2012   #5
Kaktussoft

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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?
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16 Sep 2012   #6
deepak7

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

actually i installed ubuntu on F: drive .it is an empty partition there no files on it....ya 100 mb of system reserved space....the only drive went missing is D drive which has my files when i try create a new simple volume of free space Name:  Capture2.JPG
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16 Sep 2012   #7
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deepak7 View Post
actually i installed ubuntu on F: drive .it is an empty partition there no files on it....ya 100 mb of system reserved space....the only drive went missing is D drive which has my files
Was D located in the 546GB "free space"?
So F was ubuntu. What did you do with it. Did you delete that partition and recreate it, or did you just format it as NTFS?
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16 Sep 2012   #8
deepak7

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
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?
-----------------------
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
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16 Sep 2012   #9
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Download and install partition wizard Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online
Take the free HOME edition. Perform a "partition recovery". Select "unallocated space" and "quick scan". Select all partitions it finds (if you think it's D drive). Also select even existing partitions!

Post disk management screenshot afterwards



How to perform Partition Recovery with partition magic? Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Video Help.
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16 Sep 2012   #10
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deepak7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
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?
-----------------------
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
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