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Windows 7: Accidentally deleted operating system partition !!!!

03 Oct 2016   #21

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Yep Jumanji mate I just thought maybe worth a try as I know the clean has wiped everything as er my opening statement.

Stranger things have happened at sea eh? Oh and I noticed I had posted that before

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04 Oct 2016   #22

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Yes he clearly states that he installed Windows 7 in post #17

And did I not already say to try Partition Wizard in reply #18 ???
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05 Oct 2016   #23

Windows 10 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
I feel that the OP should run Partition Recovery Wizard full Scan from the bootable PW and check whether it shows the lost/deleted partition/s. He can double click on those lost/deleted partitions and check whether it shows any of his lost files. If it shows then he should recover the partitions by asking Partition Wizard write that partition table. His current partition will be lost and he will not be able to boot into Windows. But that is not an issue or the issue. Once the old partition table is written back, he can use any Live Linux , Ubuntu/Liucid Puppy/ mint / Peppermint or whatever to recover the files.
^@jumanji , I followed your instructions and was able to recover 1/2 of my partitions! Unfortunately, the primary partition ('C') was not found by the Partition Recovery Wizard. I'm guessing it was already overwritten by the Windows 7 operating system. But then again most of my important files were stored in ('D'). So thank you so much!
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05 Oct 2016   #24

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Glad you could recover the data in your D partition.

Yes, your freshly installed Windows has overwritten your old C drive.
Partition Recovery Wizard would have shown it as existing. When you select your D partition shown as lost/deleted and Finish> Apply, the existing C drive would get deleted. PW will show that as unallocated.
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05 Oct 2016   #25

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Going forward, please begin making routine full images of your OS and data partitions onto trusted external media.
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