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Windows 7: Windows partition manager crashed ..

09 Oct 2012   #1

windows 7 64bit
Windows partition manager crashed ..

I have a 1TB HDD (internal) And its divided into 3 partitions and while shrinking 1 partition from the partition manager of windows itself .. It got hanged up.. I waited 30 minutes but it didn't responded than i closed it forcibly and When i restarted the system That partition got vanished from my computer and was converted into raw part... It got my engineering projects and my freelance projects i used to do for $$ .. Almost 250$ is at ledge.. And my school projects aswell.. But those things matter to me.. Please someone guide with best possible to recover all DADA Possible.. I'm ready to shell out some $$ aswell on premium softs aswell But i want that to be back...

My specs are

intel Core i7-3610QM 2.3GHZ
6 gb ddr3 ram at 1333mhz and nvidia 550Ti

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09 Oct 2012   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello crackuc, welcome to Seven Forums! Have a look through this below.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post

You seem to have lost the partition somehow and that seems to be the reason why it had turned RAW.

IMO, the best free software to do the recovery from a RAW disk is Test Disk. TestDisk - CGSecurity

It can be a little daunting for the first time user, and so take your time to read through all the documentation.

First use PhotoRec in it - which does not write anything to the drive in question - and try to recover the files.

Then you can use TestDisk and try to rewrite the partition. Some people have reported that even after restoring the partition with TestDisk, the drive remained RAW but they were able to recover most files using the option to copy.

Whether PhotoRec or TestDisk, it is going to take a lot of time to recover the files. Copy them to another external drive with adequate capacity.

You may find some help here to understand the usage.

Good luck.
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