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Windows 7: Hard Disk Unallocated Space. How to get data back.

28 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
Hard Disk Unallocated Space. How to get data back.

Hi Guys,

Sorry if it has a already been posted.My System was working fine yesterday.I turned it off and came back today and tried turning it on.It took the System to Automatic Repair and got stuck there
- When ii restarted it. it said "Select a proper Boot Device"
- I Booted into BIOS and it stopped getting Detected
- I reseated the HDD and it was getting detected again
- I took it out and connected a friends system and checked
- It took a while to Start his OS.
- Then In Computer Management my hdd being shown as "931.2Gb Unallocated"
- How to get it Back..
- I have 6+ years photographs on it.
- Can anyone please help me with it?
- I checked this tutorial ""
- But not aware which option should i use so i can recover my data back.
- Can anyone please help me with it please
- It is a western Digital 1TB HDD

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28 Sep 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64


The only thing I can think to try is to boot into Partition Wizard, and then attempt to recover any partitions on that HDD using the Recover Partition Wizard option.

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.

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28 Sep 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

You can also try these programs:

Download Recuva 1.43.623 -

Rescue Kit Free Edition | PARAGON Software Group - free partition software, hard disk partitioning

But as a "Dell certified engineer" I would have expected that you have your data backed up.
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29 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Thanxs for Help Guys

I tried the Steps Listed By you
My HDD is Showing As "BASIC MBR"
It is Unallocated
Tried through Linux Also same Problem.
Tried Rebuilding the MBR but it gave an error
Anyone to Recover Data?
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 Hard Disk Unallocated Space. How to get data back.

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