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Windows 7: Please help me

01 Dec 2009   #11
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

Just to get this straight, you wanted to install Windows 7 from an external hard drive (WD)?
So you copied everything from you internal drive to the external, so that it was safe.
But then you went and used the same external drive (WD) to try install Windows 7?

That seems like a problem. I think you may have answered you're own question from that readout in diskmanagement: Disk 1-unknown 465,76Gb not initialized.
It sounds like the external drive got wiped but didn't have a filesystem installed (hence the unallocated space). That would be why device manager shows it, but you can't access it because it is not formatted.

As their is nothing on the drive, it seems like all your data is gone. A data recovery business may be able to recover your data, and will cost alot.


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01 Dec 2009   #12
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Unless I'm missing something it appears that he "moved" rather than "copied" his data to the new external and then destroyed the externals partition... If that's the case, recovering data is not possible without some kind of recovery software that can rebuild the partition... Yeah I know, kinda late to the party.
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02 Dec 2009   #13
gregrocker

 

I believe you wiped your WD drive when you typed DISK 1 and then clean. You always need to be absolutely sure of the disk you choose before your CLean or Format. I do not know why you would choose Disk 1 showing 500gb, or type Clean when you say you dont even know what it means?

In the future, please use an automated Partition Manager like free Partition Wizard, which has a graphical presentation of your Hard Drives and easy buttons and sliders to move the partitions to the size your want, delete them, format, etc. If you had asked here beforehand, we would have suggested your download free Partition Wizard and burn to a disk, then walked you through the steps.

You need to use your free tech support that came with the WD drive to call to see if they can help you recover your data.

For installation of your Windows 7, the cleanest install is to burn a DVD from the ISO, boot from it and format the drive where you want to install it using Custom>Advanced drive tools. Unplug the external before doing this. It will set up a dual boot menu with XP.
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02 Dec 2009   #14
Makedonija

xp
 
 
:( :( :(

shyamsasinran:
I will try to plug in my friend notebook,so if data is there-super,if not...

antt:
"As their is nothing on the drive, it seems like all your data is gone. A data recovery business may be able to recover your data, and will cost a lot."
-The all data I have is around 90 Gb,so if someone will recover-by you-how much money it will cost me?and...
Is possible to recover all data and what if it is not possible with software?
Can someone do it if open the disk(hardware)?

win7clutz:
"Unless I'm missing something it appears that he "moved" rather than "copied" his data to the new external and then destroyed the externals partition... If that's the case, recovering data is not possible without some kind of recovery software that can rebuild the partition... Yeah I know, kinda late to the party."
- I have windows XP,but I wanted to upgrade/transit to Windows 7 using my WD external drive like bootable disk instead of bootable DVD disk,so here it is what kind of stupidness I have done:
1.Download Windows 7 iso file,which I put it in isoBuster and extracted.
2.Because I have listen it is better to make clean installation,I bought new WD external HDD- Passport Studio 500Gb and put it(cut-paste,not copy-paste) all information from my PC to HDD (around 90Gb very important data + windows 7 of course).
I didn`t format my External Western Digital disk !I didn`t convert from FAT to NTFS or things like that,just I have done this:
3.I run "cmd" and get in DOS
I wrote "diskpart"
I wrote "list disk” (Because there were nothing,not disk 1,2,3-i just select disk 1-don`t ask me why,because I don`t know for myself,because i am stupid!!!)
I wrote "select disk 1"
I wrote "clean"...but I change my mind,after 3-4 seconds,because I afraid for my data on the WD,does CLEAN was with meaning to erase all data on my WD,I still don`t know!
After i wrote "clean",I disconnect usb cable directly from my WD,because I afraid-what does "clean" means!!??
For u and all other-is possible that step "clean",which was 3-4 seconds to delete so fast all data on the disk?
I blow up,when I disconnect usb cable directly,without "safety remove" and that`s why I have problem now,or because I wrote "clean"?
Do I have problem with MBR?
It will help,if I or someone else back up my system somehow,before I done the mistake?


gregrocker
You need to use your free tech support that came with the WD drive to call to see if they can help you recover your data.
- I wrote them,but still no answer from WD support,also I wrote in forum there,but also without any answer
...and...I am in ****ing BALKAN,should I say that here you couldn`t find service for this kind of technique,probably I should send somewhere else by DHL...in Russia,Italy maybe(nearest services).
How about online support,I mean...is there that kind of recovering data by distance,for example you are expert,I will connect my WD to the PC and you will recover data from your PC-getting in mine?!

Thanks again to everybody trying to help me,I am so desperated and sad,I know that I made huge stupidness,but I don`t have power to turn the time back
Everything I have is hope and you guys,with your advices.

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