Hard Drive Management Gone Haywire

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       #61

    Also, should I try to recover the Paragon images to my hard drive of my other computer (I'm typing on this one right now).
    My computer (BTW, this is dual boot of Vista and Windows 7) Disk Management looks like this. The left partition is Vista, right partition is 7.
    TestDisk is at 45%, still looks like the same.
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       #62

    Tell me what approach you want to take. Pick ONE.

    I can't see what you see, so you're going to have to post some screen shots. If you don't "put some eyes" on the issue, I'll gracefully back off this thread. You seem to be spinning your wheels, slow down.

    When running recovery software, NEVER write to the disk you're recovering... not even to a different partition.

    You'll need a seperate HD to recover data so that the bits on the original problematic drive aren't overwritten.

    It sounds as though you have another machine - that's a good thing. I'm not sure what you're attempting, but it's good to know.

    Injust said:
    Right now, I am running TestDisk deep scan, at 32%. I have recovered the Paragon images from my hard drive (I have 3 different ones, not exactly sure what they are, but pretty sure 1 is for my documents, 1 is for my Chrome profiles, and 1 is the System Reserved partition).
    Will the backup of the System Reserved partition help? :P

    I will boot the Paragon DVD and see if I can recover the images to another partition on another computer's hard drive, will see if that's possible.
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    Slartybart said:
    Tell me what approach you want to take. Pick ONE.

    I can't see what you see, so you're going to have to post some screen shots. If you don't "put some eyes" on the issue, I'll gracefully back off this thread. You seem to be spinning your wheels, slow down.

    When running recovery software, NEVER write to the disk you're recovering... not even to a different partition.

    You'll need a seperate HD to recover data so that the bits on the original problematic drive aren't overwritten.

    It sounds as though you have another machine - that's a good thing. I'm not sure what you're attempting, but it's good to know.

    Injust said:
    Right now, I am running TestDisk deep scan, at 32%. I have recovered the Paragon images from my hard drive (I have 3 different ones, not exactly sure what they are, but pretty sure 1 is for my documents, 1 is for my Chrome profiles, and 1 is the System Reserved partition).
    Will the backup of the System Reserved partition help? :P

    I will boot the Paragon DVD and see if I can recover the images to another partition on another computer's hard drive, will see if that's possible.
    So, this is what I have. A laptop, which the hard drive I am running TestDisk is on. The laptop cannot boot.
    I have a desktop computer. Dual-booting Vista and 7. It works fine.
    I also have an external HD. That is where I recovered my deleted Paragon images from. I have recovered them to the desktop HD. Yes, I know never to recover to the same drive. The external HD's condition is the same as the day I deleted the images. I have never touched it since then.

    I have recovered THREE different images, created within the same week, off of my external HD. 1 image of my documents, 1 of my Chrome profile, and 1 of the System Reserved partition.
    I have all 3 of them on my desktop HD. What should I do now?
    Also, I do not have Paragon B&D program installed ANYWHERE, but I do have the recovery disc, which can perform the same functions.

    I can use my external HD to recover the bits, as I can backup everything on there. The deleted Paragon images are ON my desktop HD right now.

    And yes, I have TWO sets of recovered Paragon images. One of them I am preserving in case anything goes wrong.
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    TestDisk at 58%, just found a third partition, with no label.
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    TestDisk hit 77%.
    Total, 5 partitions found.
    The "Test" partition was manually created by me, it's useless, just an empty 200GB partition.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Hard Drive Management Gone Haywire-3.png  
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       #66

    Let the scan finish - don't do anything until instructed.

    Post a screenshot
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    While it's scanning I would mount the image found on the other PC to see if you can extract the data to external. If the imaging app or boot disk doesn't have the ability to do this, find out how it is done similar to this: Virtual Hard Disk - Create and Attach VHD. Having the data would take a lot of pressure off.

    I'd continue to work with Bill to see if you can recover the lost partitions and restore your HD, or at least determine with certainty its condition. You might be able to eventually reimage it with the image you've recovered, or if there is any doubt I would instead get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

    Off on a bike ride for the rest of the day. Good luck!
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       #68

    TestDisk screenshot
    Yes, the Pagefile partition was created by me a while ago, then deleted.
    I used it to contain a pagefile. :P It's empty and useless, AFAIK.
    Just FYI, I created the Pagefile partition at the END of the hard drive, so there's probably no more partitions to be found.
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       #69

    TestDisk found another 2 partitions.
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       #70

    let me know when it's done - 58,77,98% doesn't tell me anything I need to know.
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