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Windows 7: 2tb internal drive unallocated

19 May 2017   #1
Gsearch

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
2tb internal drive unallocated

On my desktop PC, I ran a windows update. After the update, the machine would not boot up stating "no operating system"

After trying everything I could, I bought an internal 250gb SSD, put it in the machine, loaded Windows 7 pro 64 bit back on the PC.
I plug in the original 2tb Seagate Baracuda drive and it shows in bios and is listed in disk management as unallocated. There is no drive letter on the drive and it is not listed in MY Computer.

I need the data on this drive.

After reading many thread here (most from 2014) I have looked at and downloaded different software to attempt to fix the drive.

Partition Guru (eassos) listed what seemed to be all the files from the disk. However, in the scan they all lose their names and this would be a tragedy for me.

It seems from what I am reading, that the partition/partitions were deleted?

Mini Tool Partition Wiz stopped working at 85%

At a bit of a loss and throwing myself at the mercy of the experts.




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19 May 2017   #2
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi Gsearch,

Welcome to Seven Forums. Windows update causing the PC unbootable is not heard of - atleast till now.. It may just be a coincidence driven by other factors.

Now do not do anything till I return. Most OPs try to do this or that and only make the HDD worse.Just relax.

And tell me which version of MiniTool Partition Wizard you had downloaded.

Will be back after another hour.
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19 May 2017   #3
Gsearch

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

MiniTool ver 10.2.1

I am running Partition GURU test as we speak (sorry, already started it) Just a test though, here are the results thus far. and Thank you very much.


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19 May 2017   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I would suggest Aomei part assist - even the free version does an excellent job with partition recovery.

However, see what Pguru finds since you have already started.
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19 May 2017   #5
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

OK Let it complete. When complete post the results. In any case, I may not continue with Partition Guru and I shall go my own way .
Please uninstall PW 10.2.1. Many of the features in it are no longer free. Download and install PW v9.1 from here http://www.filehorse.com/download-pa.../old-versions/

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OK, apart from 100MB MSR partition, how many partitions did you have ? Can you list alongwith the volume capacity?

How much data in GB do you have in all?

Do you have another External drive with sufficient capacity to copy all that data if it can be recovered?( I am always pessimistic as far as data recovery is concerned - nature of the job )


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19 May 2017   #6
Gsearch

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Partition Guru finished its search:


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19 May 2017   #7
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

OK, I had seen that SIW2 had in the past always recommending Partition Guru. He is more conversant in using Partition Guru. So I would request SIW2 to assist you and continue with Partition Guru.
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19 May 2017   #8
Gsearch

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I do not know what partitions were on the drive prior to fail.
I do have an external with the capacity to hold any data from the trouble drive.

I have downloaded and installed 9.1
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19 May 2017   #9
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Does it look like it could be the correct layout? Check under the Pguru "files" tab. You should be able to view the files in the virtual partitions.

Only if you are confident, you can confirm. "Unformatted" doesn't look right to me.

Alternatively, you can run Aomei part Assist partition recovery module. It has worked for me when others wouldn't . It recovered "unformatted" as a perfect ntfs partition. It may also work in this case. Worth a try.

Best Free Partition Magic Software & Disk Manager 2017 | AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard
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19 May 2017   #10
Gsearch

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

SIW2, I do not know if it looks correct in layout. I am not sure what partitions were there. I am sure that the Dell partition is correct, it is on most Dell PCs

My Dell laptop has 4. Oem, Recovery, OS, and hibernation
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