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Windows 7: Hard Drive Management Gone Haywire

14 Mar 2013   #31
gregrocker
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Wait to see what else it finds before it finishes. If it's RAW right now and you have nothing else there I would recover whatever it finds since it may be more than what it reports.

Does PW also label the HD "raw?"


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14 Mar 2013   #32
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Wait to see what else it finds before it finishes. If it's RAW right now and you have nothing else there I would recover whatever it finds since it may be more than what it reports.

Does PW also label the HD "raw?"
PW labels the filesystem as "unallocated" and the drive as "logical". It has found 7 "boot" partitions, and the 200GB "test" partition that I made.
73% through right now. Not looking good. The partition with mah data was at the very beginning of the drive, and the test partition was at the very end. It has found the test partition, but not the data partition :P
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14 Mar 2013   #33
gregrocker
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I would restore whatever it finds after a full scan, then if your data is still missing you can run Data Recovery like Recuva - Features since the only risk for making data unrecoverable is to format the drive.
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14 Mar 2013   #34
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I'm just super anxious because I have LOTS of data there. I used to have images with Paragon Backup & Recover, but I had to uninstall/delete because the driver was giving me BSODs. And I recently deleted my only System Restore checkpoint
How am I supposed to run Recuva? Isn't it only for running from Windows?
Also, do you know how to run TestDisk? I've heard and seen that it's a pretty good partition recovery tool.
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14 Mar 2013   #35
gregrocker
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Why were you doing extremely complicated and risky operations like deleting your System Reserved partition without even backing up your files first? This is totally reckless.

You'll need to use a boot disk to try to recover your data. Read about Recuva in the link.
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14 Mar 2013   #36
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I had a System Restore checkpoint, but I deleted it yesterday :P
I know, Pretty pissed off at myself too.
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14 Mar 2013   #37
gregrocker
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System Restore has nothing to do with backing up your files externally or to another HD.

Here is another method to back up to the cloud: Sync, Backup and Store your Files to the Cloud with Skydrive - Windows 7 Forums
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14 Mar 2013   #38
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Yeah, thanks
I had backups of my files on the same drive, which I thought was enough, but clearly, I wasn't able to think enough to realize that I should have immediately made a backup before messing around :P
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14 Mar 2013   #39
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Just finished the full scan, I see everything BUT the stuff I need.
FYI...
The Boot partitions, I have no idea what they are. All of them contain about the same thing and are from like 2005.
The Test partition has nothing I need, it was just a blank 200GB test partition :P
The Pagefile partition was originally a partition that I made just for a pagefile, so there's nothing at all in there.


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14 Mar 2013   #40
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I'm looking at the left side of the screen, see 2 things, "Rebuild MBR" and "Intialize to GPT Disk".
Would any of them be useful?
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