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Windows 7: Need help with Paragon software. Messed up my drive.

25 Jun 2015   #1
Bob Marley

Windows 8.1 x64
 
 
Need help with Paragon software. Messed up my drive.

Hello,

I'm using Paragon hard disk manager 15
I was merging 3 partitions into one. 2 were empty and the third was full of very important data (not OS).
I was asked to reboot so I authorized it. The operation went on and then windows was booted. But obviously something went wrong. The hard disk when viewed through windows appears empty and all the data is gone. See screenshots below. We're talking about the last two partitions which are in red. They were supposed to be one partition and the size should be 830GB.
Please help me!

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It says at the end that a restart is required but I restarted and nothing happened.


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25 Jun 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Did you try restarting a second time?
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25 Jun 2015   #3
Bob Marley

Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Yes, I restarted a few times.
The partition table seems to have gotten messed up. I'm wondering how to repair it now...
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25 Jun 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Be patient and don't do anything hasty.

I will PM an experienced person (he may not be checking this section).
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25 Jun 2015   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Paragon has a partition undelete module. Try that and see what it says. Might refuse to do anything as it classes them as invalid.

You may be better trying a different partitioner. Paragon is excellent, but none of them are perfect.

Aomei do a good freebie.Download Magic Partition Manager Freeware or Free Trial - AOMEI Partition Assistant
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25 Jun 2015   #6
Nostromov

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bob Marley View Post
I was merging 3 partitions into one. 2 were empty and the third was full of very important data (not OS).
It's too late for you, but -maybe- for other people... Disk partitions, in Windows... The basic types are: Primary and Extended (Logical). The Extended partition is, like, a container that sits within the Primary (& in turn, logical drives are containers in the Extended). Usually there will be, there is, a limit or four (4) Primaries...
Code:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_partitioning
Before moving, resizing, merging or splitting partitions - you gotta make sure that the disks are defragmented, no special Services /tasks are running /scheduled, and so on... Basically (next time, heh), take it one operation at a time - only! Mitigate the risk(s).

Unfortunately, like people said: there's probably isn't much /anything else that you can do, other than try to undelete /recover the data; & on top of that, because physical sectors were moved, rewritten /deleted /whatever - your chances are slim, next-to-none. Whatever is there, to get picked up... & nothing much -else- that you'll be able to do (about it, meh).

Only thing is, might wanna try a couple /few different recovery software programs!.. Because some will have different algorithms... The most important thing will be to use a different /external drive to write the (recovery) info and try to IMMEDIATELY disable /stop /remove any-and-all startup programs, stop whatever Services you can - disable the Windows Defender, your antivirus... Whatever you can do, the better! =)

Edit: ^^ You know, anything that's writing to the drives... There's a LOT that has to be done, but for example:
Quote:
AND, actually, if you can unplug the drive and use it w/another Windows (system) OS drive - to recover it that way... Might be the best way 2 go.
IDK why I hadn't said this first!! ^^
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25 Jun 2015   #7
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

MiniTool Power Data Recovery free, along with its Partition management/recovery might be able to recover some of your important files [and folders] -- up to 1GB. Pro version will do its best, unlimited GB recovering what is recoverable. If your data is very valuable, you may have to bring your computer to a restore specialist somewhere near you.
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25 Jun 2015   #8
Nostromov

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
If your data is very valuable, you may have to bring your computer to a restore specialist somewhere near you.
And/or invest in - something like - the Ontrack EasyRecovery Professional; which is RLY good (in many /most cases. )

Edit: PM me, if you see this, you're seemingly not allowing sending of messages.
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26 Jun 2015   #9
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

For a better understanding of your problem, I would suggest that you post the following screenshots.

1. Screenshot of Windows Disk Management showing that drive. (Please remove all other external drives, pendrives, Card Readers, USB Printers - in short anything connected to the USB ports except your USB Keyboard and USB mouse)

Please read through the following tutorial and adhere to all points therein to upload an untruncated WDM screenshot.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Also upload all your screenshots to Seven Forum Servers and not to any third-party servers.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

2. A screenshot how your drive appears in Partition Wizard. Download and install Partition Wizard Free Edition Version 9 from here Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free
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26 Jun 2015   #10
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nostromov View Post
Edit: PM me, if you see this, you're seemingly not allowing sending of messages.
New members can't send and receive PM unless an Admin set them up.
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