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Windows 7: System deleted two partitions instead of one


30 Sep 2012   #1

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
System deleted three partitions instead of one

Hi everyone,

at the beginning, sry for my english.

Now the problem. In Windows7's Disk Management I deleted one simple volume (10GB) and system deleted another two (totaly 800GB). Don't know why and how... Can I restore two or three of this volumes? I just downloaded Paragon Partition Manager 12 program and it found one deleted partition (only the smaller one - 10GB). I didn't restore it yet, I'm afraid if I do something wrong I will be permanently unable to restore my data.

I'm begging for help.


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30 Sep 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Use Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help.

It will always restore the recovered partition selected as long as there is nothing that has been placed there since it was lost. If so it will ask you if you want to overwrite whatever's blocking the old partition's space now.
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30 Sep 2012   #3

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Wow, this program finding(!) lost partitions and it is very quickly! But I have another problem now - there's order to "select partitions you need from the following list". And there are listed partitions that exists, so to not to delete them I need to select them too. But when I do this I receive an error "Selected partition layout is invalid". So to restore one or all deleted partitions, I need to delete one of the existing. But I don't want to sacrifice one partition to restore another.

And thank you very much for helping me so far. I appreciate that.
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30 Sep 2012   #4

7 x64
 
 

Please post a screen shot of the Disk Management Window, All of it not just part of it.

Normally Removing a partition will not do what you are seeing.
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30 Sep 2012   #5

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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30 Sep 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

1. Type Disk Management in Start Search box.
2. Open Disk Mgmt. window and maximize it.
3. Type Snipping Tool in Start Search box.
4. Open Snipping Tool, choose Rectangular Snip, draw a box around full map and all listings.
5, Save Snip, attach using paper clip in Reply Box.

Tell us what is on each partition.

Attach another screenshot of the maximized Partition Recovery results.

If you didn't partition over the missing partition then it will not be blocked by anything for recovery. So you need to figure out if it's actually the lost partition found for Recovery or another one which was previously there and formatted over.
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30 Sep 2012   #7

7 x64
 
 

IMHO your drive setup and OS install is all screwy. The OS is installed on a Logical drive in an Extended Partition with 10GBs+ free space at the front of that physical drive. Not sure but if the Logical Drive you tried to delete was in front of another Logical drive when you removed that drive it included the drive after it.

Sorry but I have no suggestion to get your drive back. As it really isn't a Partition. The Partition is the Complete physical drive, IE An Extended Partition with Logical Drives. The Extended Partition with Logical Drives should only be used for secondary physical drives and only for Specific reasons. Mainly for Drive letter assignments but with NTFS this isn't need as much as it was with FAT formatted drives.

I suspect that Drive, what you are calling a Partition, and the data included on it is gone for good.

If this was my system I would SAVE my important Data and Start new with a Clean install. But maybe Greg will have some other options you can try.

Good Luck.
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30 Sep 2012   #8

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Right after loss partitions I was looking for help on google. First result directed me to SevenForums.com, but I didn't find answer that could help me. So I decided to write new post. Since then I only downloaded Paragaon Partition Manager and used recovery partition tool but didn't accept any changes, because it not found all partitions that I lost. So there was no changes on partitions.


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30 Sep 2012   #9

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edwar View Post
IMHO your drive setup and OS install is all screwy. The OS is installed on a Logical drive in an Extended Partition with 10GBs+ free space at the front of that physical drive. Not sure but if the Logical Drive you tried to delete was in front of another Logical drive when you removed that drive it included the drive after it.

Sorry but I have no suggestion to get your drive back. As it really isn't a Partition. The Partition is the Complete physical drive, IE An Extended Partition with Logical Drives. The Extended Partition with Logical Drives should only be used for secondary physical drives and only for Specific reasons. Mainly for Drive letter assignments but with NTFS this isn't need as much as it was with FAT formatted drives.

I suspect that Drive, what you are calling a Partition, and the data included on it is gone for good.

If this was my system I would SAVE my important Data and Start new with a Clean install. But maybe Greg will have some other options you can try.

Good Luck.
I had one primary partition and extended partition with few logical drives. But I needed relocate free space in past using 3rd party applications. And after that I have one extended partition with logical drives. I must admit I was always confused in 'Partitions' topic. Thank you for help anyway.
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30 Sep 2012   #10

7 x64
 
 

To keep it short a Primary Partition is both a separate Partition and a Drive. You can only have 4 Primary partitions on any one Physical hard drive.

To get around the limit of 4 Partitions/Drives on any one physical drive they came up with Extended Partitions with Logical drives. In any Extended Partition you can have any # of Logical drives in that partition. Well past the limit of four drives.

Not sure I have really helped but thanks anyway for the "Thank You".
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