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Windows 7: Accidentally deleted operating system partition !!!!

05 Oct 2014   #11
Robertt

W 8.1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
My 2 cents worth and what I have used on countless occasions
BOOTABLE UBUNTU
Make a bootable Ubuntu disk http://www.ubuntu.com/download
Set the BIOS to boot from the optical when the machine boots it will show you a screen with TRY or INSTALL > select TRY. You can of course remove the hard drive and any other drives when doing this as if the optical alone is the only drive left in the machine then the BIOS will only find it to boot from.
When it is finished - it takes very little time you will get a screen like in the pic .
Open the drive you want > User and dig down until you get to the data / settings you may be able to copy / paste the material you want to an external source or other installed drive doing this.
I am not sure if it will but I have recovered tons of data etc using this method both on "dead" or just plain drives that you cannot get data from using Windows - which it doesn't have to involve either.

Message me if you have problems
Yes I know, this method, I already have a live disk to boot from it and get all my data. But I'm trying to restore my operating system back, with all my settings like it was before. All I need is to fix the bcd file..


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05 Oct 2014   #12
gregrocker

 

The next step is to confirm that the Win7 System Reserved partition (preferred if you have it) or C (if not) is Partition Marked Active then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times to see if you can start Win7.

Report back results.
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05 Oct 2014   #13
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robertt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
My 2 cents worth and what I have used on countless occasions
BOOTABLE UBUNTU
Make a bootable Ubuntu disk http://www.ubuntu.com/download
Set the BIOS to boot from the optical when the machine boots it will show you a screen with TRY or INSTALL > select TRY. You can of course remove the hard drive and any other drives when doing this as if the optical alone is the only drive left in the machine then the BIOS will only find it to boot from.
When it is finished - it takes very little time you will get a screen like in the pic .
Open the drive you want > User and dig down until you get to the data / settings you may be able to copy / paste the material you want to an external source or other installed drive doing this.
I am not sure if it will but I have recovered tons of data etc using this method both on "dead" or just plain drives that you cannot get data from using Windows - which it doesn't have to involve either.

Message me if you have problems
Yes I know, this method, I already have a live disk to boot from it and get all my data. But I'm trying to restore my operating system back, with all my settings like it was before. All I need is to fix the bcd file..
Ok mate well good luck but I suppose if you have to reinstall this is the best way
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 as it is the "freshest" version you will get.
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06 Oct 2014   #14
Robertt

W 8.1 x64
 
 

Thanks everyone for the replies and the help !!!
Using "easybcd" to repair the BCD and then windows repair, I fianlly booted successfully back in my windows
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06 Oct 2014   #15
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robertt View Post
Thanks everyone for the replies and the help !!!
Using "easybcd" to repair the BCD and then windows repair, I fianlly booted successfully back in my windows
Congrats, what a great team effort here. Good job everyone.
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07 Oct 2014   #16
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gator View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robertt View Post
Thanks everyone for the replies and the help !!!
Using "easybcd" to repair the BCD and then windows repair, I fianlly booted successfully back in my windows
Congrats, what a great team effort here. Good job everyone.
Yep mate although sometimes we don't always get it right my 2 cents worth just a stab in the dark - it is good we are such a good team.
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03 Oct 2016   #17
peculiarthing

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Hello guys, sorry for opening up this thread but I've also accidentally CLEANed my disk and lost my partitions when I was trying to dual boot my Windows 10 with Windows 7. The problem is I've managed to continue with the Windows 7 installation - I guess overwriting my previous partition.

WOULD I STILL BE ABLE TO RECOVER MY FILES?? 😢
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03 Oct 2016   #18
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Probably, try Partition Wizard.

Bootable Partition Manager| MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition

This is why using Diskpart is dangerous and should only be used as a last resort or by experts.

Much easier to use a Partition Wizard Boot CD, and much easier to use a GUI instead of a command line.
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03 Oct 2016   #19
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

I agree with Addram mate and just to get it right are you referring to the previous set up files because as Addram said clean with DISKPART is just that - CLEANED!!

One thing you could try is this but I am guessing it will not find much at all
BOOTABLE UBUNTU
Make a bootable Ubuntu disk Get Ubuntu | Download | Ubuntu
Set the BIOS to boot from the optical when the machine boots it will show you a screen with TRY or INSTALL > select TRY not INSTALL
When it is finished - it takes very little time you will get a screen like in the pic .
Open the drive you want > User and dig down until you get to the data / settings you may be able to copy / paste the material you want to an external source or other installed drive doing this.
I am not sure if it will but I have recovered tons of data etc using this method both on "dead" or just plain drives that you cannot get data from using Windows.


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03 Oct 2016   #20
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

^ The OP has said he has already reinstalled Windows. In that case I presume that he is booting into the newly installed Windows.

In such a case what will Ubuntu or any other live Linux read? Those will only read the current files in the current install. Will not recover/digup any overwritten files or show the good files in the lost/deleted original partition/s.

I feel that the OP should run Partition Recovery Wizard full Scan from the bootable PW and check whether it shows the lost/deleted partition/s. He can double click on those lost/deleted partitions and check whether it shows any of his lost files. If it shows then he should recover the partitions by asking Partition Wizard write that partition table. His current partition will be lost and he will not be able to boot into Windows. But that is not an issue or the issue. Once the old partition table is written back, he can use any Live Linux , Ubuntu/Liucid Puppy/ mint / Peppermint or whatever to recover the files.

If Partition Recovery Wizard does not show the lost/deleted partitions, then he should run PhotoRec from Test Disk DOS version Bootable which may carve out all files that it finds. If lucky OP may be able to recover some good files but without their original file names/folder structure.

The biggest mistake the OP did was to reinstall Windows.

The OP here did not do that - stopped just about and saved himself - and was able to recover all the files. Cleaned My ENTIRE Hard Drive. How can I restore it?
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