Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: how can i recover my partition and data

06 Oct 2015   #1
dayzzy

windows 10
 
 
how can i recover my partition and data

I was running win 7 with 4 partitions , thought to upgrade to win 10. While installing it didn't allowed me to install. I thought i can run diskpart clean on one partition, selected one volume and ran clean command, but it still cleaned all the partitions. Long story short, I cannot boot my OS until I install OS on freshly created single partition. I was told to use partition recovery apps like partition and mount software, Do I have to install OS on it anyways and once OS is installed, instal the partition and mount software for the recovery?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
06 Oct 2015   #2
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Do not install any OS now.Do not install any OS now. Do not install any OS now.

(Diskpart clean only erases the first 2048 sectors of the drive. The most important one is sector 0 which holds the MBR and the partition table.

If the MBR and partition table are restored you should be able to get back the drive.

I hurry up to post this so that you don't do any such "mischief" like installing the OS)

I shall comeback again.

Do not do any mischief till I tell you what you should do.

EDIT: There is a power shut down now. So I am shutting off my PC. Only when power returns I shall come back.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Oct 2015   #3
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Download Partition Wizard Bootable CD Free version from Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online

Note: If your PC which you want to recover was using 32bit Windows download the 32 bit version.

If your PC you want to recover was using 64 bit Windows download the 64 bit version.

Using Rufus https://rufus.akeo.ie/ create a bootable pendrive with that ISO. ( Use an empty pendrive without any data on it.)( You will do this on a working PC)

Once you have created a bootable Partition Wizard pen drive, boot your non-bootable PC with it using the onetime boot menu. ( Make sure that you do not have any other external drive plugged in except your bootable PW pen drive.)

Once in Partition Wizard, select your drive and on the left pane click on Rebuild MBR. (If necessary click on APPLY on top Menu Bar, to complete the process)

Once the Rebuild MBR is done, click on the Partition Recovery Wizard on the left pane and run a quick scan.
All the partitions found will be shown in a window.

Post a snapshot of it. ( You have to take a camera shot)

Then Click on cancel and close PW. You can rerun Partition Wizard again after getting instructions from me as to which of the shown partitions you should select. Don't do this without my instructions. Selecting the wrong partitions will make your HDD worse and unrecoverable. So don't be in a hurry and wait for my instructions.)

At any stage, you need help ask for it. Since it is already bedtime for me, I shall be back only after another twelve hours.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

06 Oct 2015   #4
dayzzy

windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Download Partition Wizard Bootable CD Free version from Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online

Note: If your PC which you want to recover was using 32bit Windows download the 32 bit version.

If your PC you want to recover was using 64 bit Windows download the 64 bit version.

Using Rufus https://rufus.akeo.ie/ create a bootable pendrive with that ISO. ( Use an empty pendrive without any data on it.)( You will do this on a working PC)

Once you have created a bootable Partition Wizard pen drive, boot your non-bootable PC with it using the onetime boot menu. ( Make sure that you do not have any other external drive plugged in except your bootable PW pen drive.)

Once in Partition Wizard, select your drive and on the left pane click on Rebuild MBR. (If necessary click on APPLY on top Menu Bar, to complete the process)

Once the Rebuild MBR is done, click on the Partition Recovery Wizard on the left pane and run a quick scan.
All the partitions found will be shown in a window.

Post a snapshot of it. ( You have to take a camera shot)

Then Click on cancel and close PW. You can rerun Partition Wizard again after getting instructions from me as to which of the shown partitions you should select. Don't do this without my instructions. Selecting the wrong partitions will make your HDD worse and unrecoverable. So don't be in a hurry and wait for my instructions.)

At any stage, you need help ask for it. Since it is already bedtime for me, I shall be back only after another twelve hours.
Thanks, but I need to ask how and when am I supposed to use the minitool partition wizard.??. If am not confused, the rufus will only create a bootable pendrive using the iso on the installation disc, but what will I use the minitool for??.

Or better still, you said in your post ""Once you have created a bootable Partition Wizard pen drive, boot your non-bootable PC with it using the onetime boot menu."". So, hw will I go about making bootable pen drive to become bootable 'partition wizard' pen drive??. Thanks in advance.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Oct 2015   #5
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

From your system specs, I see that you have an HP Laptop. But you haven't given the exact Model No.So I do not know whether it has Standard BIOS or UEFI.

Usually on HP laptops, you will press Esc and F9 key when the system starts booting and it will show you the boot menu. ( Plug in the bootable pendrive, press the power on button and then press Esc and F9 key when the system starts booting.) Check your laptop documentation for this.

HP Notebook PCs - Boot Device Options (F9) | HP® Customer Support

how can i recover my partition and data-07-10-2015-08-11-37.jpg


My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2015   #6
dayzzy

windows 10
 
 

Thanks alot. I eventually gave up on it after i foolishly damaged the new sata disk connector cord i bought, i couldnt afford another right now so i gave up and installed new win7 o.s (i now have no hope of recovering my files back ). Thanks once again for your kind help...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Feb 2016   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Too bad you reinstalled that fast and lost all your files. It would have been simple to recover those files.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 how can i recover my partition and data




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Recover data from deleted partition during installation of fedora 18?
I was installing Fedora 18 and Windows XP was already installed on my primary C drive. one of my partitions deleted accidentally during installation which contained backup data. The file system was NFTS. I used EASEUS data recovery. It took too much of time and all of the files were not recovered (...
Backup and Restore
Recover data from multiple re-partition?
Hi everyone, A friend of mine has a 2TB Western Digital Elements hard drive with 100GB free on it. He purchased a Mac so cannot write to the NTFS formatted 2TB Elements. I offered to copy his data out, repartitioned it as exFat so that both Mac and Windows can read and write to it. Windows...
Software
Recover data of an anallocated partition that was unexpectedly erased
I unexpectedly deleted a partition, now i want to recover data from it. Please help me !! The data is really crucial for me. Thank you all!
General Discussion
recover data from partition
i recently went through a whole ordeal getting win 7 pro. (64bit) installed on my htpc. i had win 7 home premium on there before. now during this whole thing. on about the 7th or 8th clean install i became frustrated and careless. i accidentally formated one of my data partitions. (just the quick...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:04.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App