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Windows 7: Data Recovery

28 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 x64
Data Recovery

Some days ago ,I used Windows 7 facility of Bit Locker,in which I Locked my two Very Important Drives by Bit Locker. Now,after locking that Drives,I wanted to Install Ubuntu. Actually, I was just trying to MultiBoot by making partitions from Windows 7 ,instead of GPartedLive Discn or any third party software.

When I started booting it,it was showing BootMGR is missing. Then I thought to use GPartedLive to detect error. In GPartedLive Disc,it was showing at two discs,that system type is missing(might be I have done mistakes at time of installation). That was my C Drive(System's Drive) and other non-system Drive.

In GPartedLive Disc, I formated to both Drives to ntfs.
When I restarted my laptop, it showed to repair/reinstall Windows 7. Then I re-installed windows 7 and the result was that the two Drives,which I locked with Bit Locker were empty and un-locked. Whenever I used to apply Bit-Locker to that Drives,it starts encrypting and it shows the amont of data present in that Drives(same as it was at the time when I applied Bit Locker at first time), but actually drive is empty.

As soon as encryption is finished,it stops showing even that original amount of data present

Here ************** / gallery - 1 Before Applying Bit Locker, 2 After Applying Bit Locker, 3 Data Inside I Drive When Bit Locker Started En are the snap shots which exactly describes my condition

Please help me to recover that data,that data was very much important for me

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06 Jul 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP


Obviously you now know that all other HD's need to be unplugged during reinstall. In addition with such encryption I would have other OS's on separate HD's which are booted only by BIOS, not GRUB which can ruin Win7.

Do you know how the HD partitions containing the data were deleted if you only reinstalled Win7? If the partition was deleted it might be able to be undeleted using Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard Video Help. I would try it to be sure.

Otherwise recovering the data is complicated by its encryption. If it can be recovered by normal means using Recuva or similar then you might be able to apply decryption from the new Win7 install.
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