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Windows 7: inaccessable missing partition

24 Feb 2014   #11
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Only follow what is under the topic Recovery with Partition Wizard: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB and be sure to select your problem HDD and not your system disk.

I am hitting the sack now and will be back only after another eight hours.


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24 Feb 2014   #12
waqaszed

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Only follow what is under the topic Recovery with Partition Wizard: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB and be sure to select your problem HDD and not your system disk.

I am hitting the sack now and will be back only after another eight hours.
I am running test disk right now but looking for how to fix partition table through it
Arite thanks alot.. good night
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24 Feb 2014   #13
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

My desktop has conked off. So I am busy reviving it.

For the time being quit Test Disk and post a screenshot of how your HDD/s look like. I am not sure whether by Drive D, you mean a different drive or a partiiton on your system disk.

A screenshot will perhaps clear the air and enable others to advise you on how to proceed. ( I will most probably be off till my desktop comes alive.)

In case it is only a partition in your internal system drive, you may perhaps be better off with whs's suggesstion in post #5.
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24 Feb 2014   #14
gregrocker

 

Try to recover your files using the Win7 disk to Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

or Paragon Rescue Kit Free Edition 11.0 Free free CD, burning ISO to CD with Windows Image Burner.

If you can see the files then you should be able to copy them out if nothing else is done to the drive first.

After you have the files do a Clean Install Windows 7
after wiping the HD with Diskpart Clean Command ..
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25 Feb 2014   #15
waqaszed

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
My desktop has conked off. So I am busy reviving it.

For the time being quit Test Disk and post a screenshot of how your HDD/s look like. I am not sure whether by Drive D, you mean a different drive or a partiiton on your system disk.

A screenshot will perhaps clear the air and enable others to advise you on how to proceed. ( I will most probably be off till my desktop comes alive.)

In case it is only a partition in your internal system drive, you may perhaps be better off with whs's suggesstion in post #5.
well fortunately I copied most important data via testdisk and it was easy, fast and flawless but my bad i followed the steps given on testdisk site (TestDisk Step By Step - CGSecurity) please look at the Partition table recovery segment where it says "It's now possible to write the new partition structure.
Note: The extended partition is automatically set. TestDisk recognizes this using the different partition structure.
menu write
If all partitions are listed and only in this case, confirm at Write with Enter, y and OK.
Now, the partitions are registered in the partition table."


i did the same simple selected write and guess what ? after restart now I see this "no bootable device ...insert boot disk" kicking myself now there is still some data left that should be recover to save my time from downloading it again.. no I am trying to make hiren's bootable USB another thing which is happening since yesterday is that now system is not booting from USB stick I used Sardu to made a bootable usb stick, i have hp dv 7 and a month ago i updated my bios could it be due to bios ? trying to provide all the necessary information so you guys can understand my situation properly .. and thanks for all of you for your support and help
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25 Feb 2014   #16
waqaszed

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try to recovery your files using the Win7 disk to Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

or Paragon Rescue Kit Free Edition 11.0 Free free CD, burning ISO to CD with Windows Image Burner.

If you can see the files then you should be able to copy them out if nothing else is done to the drive first.

After you have the files do a Clean Install Windows 7
after wiping the HD with Diskpart Clean Command ..
Dear Greg,

there is a not at the bottom of the post in your mentioned thread "Try to recovery your files using the Win7 disk to" and it says your partition must be readable and my partition is not readable ill look into other options as you recommended thank you
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25 Feb 2014   #17
gregrocker

 

If you can see your data then you should be able to copy it out using one of the methods you've been given. This is why I said not to do anything else until you had copied out your data.

From what Test Disk is reporting about an Extended partition it seems the partition may have been converted to Logical Extended which is not able to boot an OS. Is it referring to C partition above? If you can see the partition in Partition Wizard bootable CD then you can try to Set Partition as Primary, then Mark Partition Active to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

But first try to copy out your data.
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25 Feb 2014   #18
waqaszed

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you can see your data then you should be able to copy it out using one of the methods you've been given. This is why I said not to do anything else until you had copied out your data.

From what Test Disk is reporting about an Extended partition it seems the partition may have been converted to Logical Extended which is not able to boot an OS. Is it referring to C partition above? If you can see the partition in Partition Wizard bootable CD then you can try to Set Partition as Primary, then Mark Partition Active to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

But first try to copy out your data.
Thanks greg.. I have download hiren's boot cd will it do the job ? because its irritating to download so many softwares it takes time and i am already frustrated so If hiren's boot cd can do the job as well please let me know..
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25 Feb 2014   #19
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Reason why I wanted you to quit Test Disk four hours ago was, a wrong move can spoil the broth. As was my fear you did it. You should have copied all data when you had that chance.

Anyway now go along with what Greg says and see whether you can recover the rest of the data.

( I am still busy with my desktop. The work is only half-done. The power supply was the culprit. I have to get a new one.)
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25 Feb 2014   #20
waqaszed

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Reason why I wanted you to quit Test Disk four hours ago was, a wrong move can spoil the broth. As was my fear you did it. You should have copied all data when you had that chance.

Anyway now go along with what Greg says and see whether you can recover the rest of the data.

( I am still busy with my desktop. The work is only half-done. The power supply was the culprit. I have to get a new one.)
well I was already started the process when you went to sleep, anyway now will try according to greg's advice,
i want to know few stuffs, what is the science behind partition table and does a corrupted partition table destroys data? and what if I take out and connect my hard drive to a linux based system will it be accessible on it ? I am asking all sorts because i want to copy my data and not to further try any other software and try to leave the hard drive as it is and copy whatever I can by attaching it to another computer
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