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Windows 7: Windows Restore erased my D drive

10 Mar 2019   #1
hajrb

Win7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Windows Restore erased my D drive

I used the Lenovo factory restore on my desktop and it wiped a D drive still inside the box.
I had disconnected all external dries, backed up all I could think of, (which turns out to be Not Everything).
Somehow I never thought that Restore would even look at anything except the C drive. So I have a healthy 500 GB SSD that's blank. Whether that was a normal operation or not, I need the data back.
Anyone know if a SSD can have data recovered from it?


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10 Mar 2019   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum. Can you post a screenshot from disk management showing all the drive details. If it's blank it depends what it's done it may have formatted the drive
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10 Mar 2019   #3
B0bbyP

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There are a ton of free data recovery programs out there that will do the trick and I have had great success with many of them but in some cases I have had to rely on commercial products due to recovery limits with some of the free versions. Luckily I have had access to all of them through various means for free.



That being said; the biggest issue will be if your drive supported TRIM and if it was enabled or not. If so, it's going to be a much bigger challenge.


Can you verify if TRIM was enabled on the D Drive?
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11 Mar 2019   #4
hajrb

Win7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for getting back. I've been mired in reinstalling Windows.
No idea if the drive supports Trim. It's a Crucial MX500 2.5 SSD.
I didn't intentionally make any settings, it was just a remote drive where I stored important stuff that now seems gone.
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11 Mar 2019   #5
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

We will wait for screenshot from post 2
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11 Mar 2019   #6
hajrb

Win7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Disk Management

Here's Disk Management. It's the one marked 'D drive'.
Thanks for looking.


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11 Mar 2019   #7
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

The disk is shown as offline first you need to get it online what was on the disk has it been cloned as that would have the same signature which will take it offline How to Bring Offline Dynamic Disk back Online for Windows 7/8/XP/Vista and Server 2003/2008/2011/2012/2000?
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11 Mar 2019   #8
hajrb

Win7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I'm looking at the picture on my computer and I don't see where any drives are offline. IN fact, I don't see the picture here.I've uploaded it again.


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11 Mar 2019   #9
hajrb

Win7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Aaannd now that I've uploaded it again, I see the original.
Still don't see one offline though. I Had high hopes there for a minute
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11 Mar 2019   #10
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

I was on phone and couldnt see properley but at the top it says only 29% free so its seeing files. Is this in an enclosure have you tried another cable and port WD often encrpt the drive and if the interface has problems then you cant read it
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