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Windows 7: SSD hard drive, deleted and quick formatted volumes

21 Sep 2016   #31
henrikkhach

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Read my previous post which crossed.
Thanks again

I'm doing it now, and waiting for the results.


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21 Sep 2016   #32
jumanji

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I am not available here for the next 6 hours. Will return after that.
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21 Sep 2016   #33
henrikkhach

win 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
You have misfired . ( Perhaps my instructions were not very clear.) Not to worry.

In the second screenshot you put, you should not select the No partition line. By default the second line which reads "1 * HPFS - NTFS 0 32 33......." would have been highlighted. If not highlighted by default, press the down arrow key to highlight that second line which shows the single partition and press enter to [Search]
{"2. The second screen will show the current single partition in your 250GB SSD highlighted. [Search] command is highlighted. Press Enter."}

Then
"3."Other" is highlighted. ( If not, using the Up/Down arrow keys highlight it.) Press Enter

4. With Down arrow key select (highlight) " Whole" to search the whole disk and press Enter."

Perhaps I should have put the whole sequence in screenshots but I didn't have the time and patience to do it. May be I know pretty well that even if you make mistakes, it is not going to affect anything.

When you come to the last screen showing the default destination TestDisk folder, press the left arrow key which will take you one level above. If it does not show all your drives press the left arrow key once again. If needed repeat this till the screen shows all your drives. Then select drive J: That was the partition in your 1TB destination drive as shown in the first screenshot. ( When you rerun PhotoRec, please note the drive letter of your 1TB destination drive. It can be different)

Anyway see what happens in the current run. If it does not find any of your files, rerun PhotoRec adhering the above instructions. ( As I see it may take 10 hours but if it is seeing any files you should be getting to know how many files it has recovered. If you want you can stop it, close it and then run it again.

If PhotoRec asks whether it should continue from where it left say no and it will start from the beginning.

Edit: As I see it hasn't found any files. Rerun PhotoRec as per the instructions above.
Hi,

I did it again following this instruction, and anfortunately no results.

SSD hard drive, deleted and quick formatted volumes-comp_mng_screen_14.jpg


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21 Sep 2016   #34
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Sorry state of affairs. Looks like your data has been completely wiped out.

Did you do a Diskpart cleanall or a complete wipe with any of the partitioning software like AOMEI Partition Assistant on your SSD prior to quickformatting it?

If you had done that, that would have written zeros to all the sectors from start to finish and the data is gone forever irrecoverably including the Volume Boot Record at the start sector of the second and third partitions..
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22 Sep 2016   #35
henrikkhach

win 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Sorry state of affairs. Looks like your data has been completely wiped out.

Did you do a Diskpart cleanall or a complete wipe with any of the partitioning software like AOMEI Partition Assistant on your SSD prior to quickformatting it?

If you had done that, that would have written zeros to all the sectors from start to finish and the data is gone forever irrecoverably including the Volume Boot Record at the start sector of the second and third partitions..
Hi dear Jumanji

I'm Astounding, i've no idea about this case.

all i did step by step is:

1- deleted volume 3 (my videos, images, etc....)

2- deleted volume 2 (my operatig system)

3- deleted volume 1 (system reserved 100mb volume)

4- at the end quick formatted whole disk.

anyway i'm grateful for your effort and don't know how to retaliate for that.

Only thing i can do is anytime you'll be in Armenia i'll do my best at least to be a good tour guide for you.

thanks again
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22 Sep 2016   #36
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Thank you very much for the sentiments expressed.

I was indeed watching a documentary on Armenia during the course of this thread and it seems to be quite a country with an interesting history and the oldest church in the world situated there. I was wondering whether at all I will be visiting Armenia in my lifetime ( not much left ).



Now coming to your drive, I haven't finished with it yet. Please read the note in my post #25.

I still have my 750GB external drive (on which I did my homework concurrently) in the quickformatted stage.( I had created three partitions in it, put some data on all the three partitions, then deleted all three partitions and quickformatted it - all in Windows Disk Management)

Just a while ago I ran the free trial version of GetDataback Simple and it found all the data in it.

SSD hard drive, deleted and quick formatted volumes-22-09-2016-18-49-20.jpg

So download GetdataBack simple https://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-software.htm. Read the how-to- guides on that page. It is really simple. Just run it and see whether it shows your files.

This is the last step before giving up on it.


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24 Sep 2016   #37
henrikkhach

win 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Thank you very much for the sentiments expressed.

I was indeed watching a documentary on Armenia during the course of this thread and it seems to be quite a country with an interesting history and the oldest church in the world situated there. I was wondering whether at all I will be visiting Armenia in my lifetime ( not much left ).



Now coming to your drive, I haven't finished with it yet. Please read the note in my post #25.

I still have my 750GB external drive (on which I did my homework concurrently) in the quickformatted stage.( I had created three partitions in it, put some data on all the three partitions, then deleted all three partitions and quickformatted it - all in Windows Disk Management)

Just a while ago I ran the free trial version of GetDataback Simple and it found all the data in it.

Attachment 391981

So download GetdataBack simple https://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-software.htm. Read the how-to- guides on that page. It is really simple. Just run it and see whether it shows your files.

This is the last step before giving up on it.

Hi dear Jumanji

Yes the rmenian people were the first who chose christianity as their official religion, and the first people who made wine
Meanwhile there are too many Indians leaving in Armenia's capital Yerevan mostly studying in medical school of Yerevan, also they have their own dorm. Also there leave some Indian families who learned to speak Armenian so sweet. There are many Indian restaurants there that I'm dying for . So you won't be alone.

Back to work
Dear Jumanji i tested this final method and again nothing.

Sorry for the inconvenience.
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24 Sep 2016   #38
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I shall write the concluding post on how to do a sector by sector examination of your drive sometime later... May be tomorrow. Today I just want to sleep / sleep over it..
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26 Sep 2016   #39
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Finally,I could find sometime only today to write my concluding post.

If you haven't yet formatted your SSD and it still remains in the last quickformatted condition, you can examine the drive with bootice. It is not going to recover any data but it will only facilitate viewng the sectors of your SSD to check whether the boot records of the second and third partition still exist at their start sector and whether the other sectors are populated with data.

If you have 64 bit Windows download v1.3.3.2 x64 from 【BOOTICE v1.3.3.2: 功能强大的启动维护工具】-*逸轩
Extract the RAR file into a folder named bootice64. ( You can create the folder anywhere in your system, even on a pendrive) You will get a single BOOTICEx64.exe file which you will run.

To familiarise with bootice: Lost partitions!

Note: While you can read the whole post, you are not going to save any sector. You are only going to examine the sectors.

Check what is there in Sector 0. (The screenshot below shows Sector 0 of my 750GB HDD. When you created a simple volume encompassing the whole drive a new 16byte partition table is written into sector 0 after wiping out the three 16byte partition tables there. That partition table defines the start point and end point of the partition.) The partition table is highlighted in green. You will see the current partition table in your SSD.

SSD hard drive, deleted and quick formatted volumes-22-09-2016-18-18-08.jpg

(The following 48bytes field can accommodate three more 16byte partition tables. So one can have only a total of four partitions in an MBR drive.)

When you quickformatted the drive, it would have wiped the volume boot record of your previous first partition at 2048 and would have written a new Volume Boot Record (NTFS File system) consistent with the partition table in sector 0. ( The first partition always starts at sector 2048) The screenshot below shows the volume boot record at sector 2048 on my drive )

SSD hard drive, deleted and quick formatted volumes-2-25-09-2016-10-44-40.jpg

Creating a single simple volume and quickformatting it makes only these two changes on these two sectors.

So the volume boot record of the second and third partition at their start points as well as data in all the sectors will still remain unaffected.

Using bootice you can now do a search.

To be continued after a break .........

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26 Sep 2016   #40
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

To continue........

Your first partition was a 100MB System Reserved partition. Now a little maths.

Each sector is 512bytes. 2048 sectors constitute 1 MB. 100 MB = 2048X100 = 204800 Sectors.

Start sector of the first SRP is 2048. It should end somewhere near 2048+204800 = 2064848 sectors and your second partition should start after 2064800 sectors. You can manually search now between sectors 1900000 to 2400000 sectors to check whether you can see the volume boot sector. It should appear more or less like the second screenshot in my previous post. The most obvious clue will be that NTFS should appear in the first line of the ASCII pane in the right. ( This exactly what we did with PRW scan range 3000 to 410000 butt PW did not find the boot sector.)

To roll through the sectors , you can keep the mouse pointer inside the bootice Window and use the mouse roller to roll through the sectors.

For the endpoint of your second partition to arrive at the possible start sector location of the third partition, I shall leave it to you to do the maths and decide the scan range.

I know that it is going to be an exercise but while rolling through the various sectors you can also see whether those sectors are populated with data . A data sector will appear to be filled with random hexadecimal bytes.

I shall continue but subsequent posts will explain mostly what I did, how PW recovered the second and third partitions. But that will be tomorrow or later and at my own pace . I have most screenshots ready but I need to compose it into a coherent presentation to help others.

In your case. however something more than quick format had happened either before ( most likely) or after ( less likely) that has wiped all data. You had run Easeus Recovery and AOMEI Partition Recovery after the quickformat but I don't think those could delete the data. Most recovery software only scan the drive and do not write anything to the drive. So it still remains a mystery to me.
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