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Windows 7: How can i recover my dead partition ?


15 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
How can i recover my dead partition ?

Hi everyone .

In a lovely day , I tried to format my E partition and did some dual boot Windows 7 w/t Vista . All I did is try to flag the E partition up but it didnt work then i found myself unable to turn into Win 7 . So I formatted the E and then I was able to turn into Win 7 . And now I want to use the E again but I can't see it anymore .

I have 4 partitions ( C , D , E , F ) :
I checked and it said my total is 148 g , when i listed it and couldn't found E . It listed:

- C : total 37g . Used 20g .
- D : total 37g . Used 29g .
- F : total 37g . Used 10g .

So please tell me is there any tools to recover my partition ?

Any helps will be appreciated !


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15 Dec 2009   #2

 

What shows up in the Disk Management console?
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15 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
What shows up in the Disk Management console?
U mean when right click to Computer and click Manage ?
Yea , I tried that and I saw no sign of my E partition .
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16 Dec 2009   #4

Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

No, open your control panel. Click on "Administrative Tools" if you don't see Adm Tools change your "view by:" to Large Icons then open Adm Tools, double click "Computer Management" click on "Disk Management" you should see your partitions. Right click on a partition and you should see what actions you can carryout.
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16 Dec 2009   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cjb4 View Post
No, open your control panel. Click on "Administrative Tools" if you don't see Adm Tools change your "view by:" to Large Icons then open Adm Tools, double click "Computer Management" click on "Disk Management" you should see your partitions. Right click on a partition and you should see what actions you can carryout.
Well , thanks but they're the same . I still can't see my partition there ~.~ .
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17 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Any1 ? please help T_T
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17 Dec 2009   #7

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

If all other troubleshooting fails,, then here is recovery info.

If you do not know what you are doing and do not want to further compromise your data, you are better taking this to a professional.

A very good recovery tool for partition recovery is called TestDisk
This is not a point and click software, it is DOS menu driven, but, it works very well if the partition is recoverable. But, you can also destroy data if you are not careful using this software and follow the help. I have found, that if TestDisk can't do it, there is not much else that can, for do-it-yourself recovery.

The only other software that I would recommend if for some reason TestDisk doesn't work, or you don't like it, is,,, SEAGATE FILE RECOVERY , This is very good software for recovery and you can download the trial and run it to see what it finds before buying it. You can recover small files to make sure it is working and that not all the data is corrupted. File recovery methods, techniques and instructions would go far beyond a simple post, so........

If neither of these work to recover the data, then it is most likely gone. Or the drive is damaged and can not be recovered. You can send it into a place like Seagate Data Recovery service and see what they can find, but it is not cheap. Or continue trying many other recovery software, but......


Or if the files have simply been deleted SoftPerfect File Recovery is excellent.
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17 Dec 2009   #8

 

If you can't see any physical drive in disk management is it actually spinning?

Has the data or power cable failed?

Does the BIOS see it?
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17 Dec 2009   #9

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Try this free app. - the partition recovery is easy to use and excellent:

Partition Recovery - Partition Wizard Help
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