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Windows 7: Hdd Regenerator destroyed my Hard drive . Please Help Me

06 Jul 2014   #11
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

@Jumanji

In a GPT disk, usually LBA 34 will be the first usable sector. In that disk starting sector is 264192 so there is an unusual number of 264158 sectors (128 MB) gap between first usable sector and starting sector of first partition ( space for MSR partition ? ). If OP's disk also had a similar structure, there is a great chance for successful recovery.

I don't have any large disk to check and confirm. But when i performed some tests on a virtual machine, "Disk Management" created first partition starting at LBA 2048 on both MBR and GPT disks. The behavior might be different in case of large capacity disks.


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06 Jul 2014   #12
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Yes, LBA 34 is the start of the 128 MB MSR and so ends at 264191.

If the factory formatted GPT disks also follow the Microsoft specification of 128MB MSR preceding the first start of partition, then in that case the first partition will be at LBA 264192.

I have seen that most GPT-aware partitioning software (like AOMEI) do create this 128MB MSR at LBA 34 even in case of external drives.

Whatever, let the OP run the PW Partition Recovery Wizard and not skip it. Let us see what is in store.
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06 Jul 2014   #13
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Observer96,

We've finished our discussion on the issue and I think we've reached a consensus

Run Minitool Partition Wizard - Recovery Wizard.
The instructions are in post# 2
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07 Jul 2014   #14
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Then if Partition Wizard doesn't work go to Post 9.
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