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Windows 7: Partition D gone

10 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7
Partition D gone

Well I just started up my pc and noticed my freakin partition D was gone ( why the * do these things happen to me?) Anyways I did a restore system and it didnt work

So i looked up at disk management and saw that there was a partition with 270 GB or so thats most likely my Partition D .

So i thought about formatting but it doesnt show the partition D even if i want to format my pc, i also looked into the hardware and nothing was wrong so it isnt a hardware issue ! D:
Wtf should i do man ? T>T

I have windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit , Did a clean install from Vista
Didnt do anything , well i did installed partition magic the day before and partition magic fixed a " few errors" but wouldnt start on my pc ( yes i know i didnt read that it doesnt work on win7 -.- ) and uninstalled it , maybe that was the cause?

Btw this is what i mean

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10 Feb 2010   #2

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10 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7

This is what i get when i try that:

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11 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7

Okay i downloaded the program Acronis Disk Director Suite .
And it Does see my Partitions with all my files in it ! Thank god

But when i assign a letter to the partition which i choose is D it will say it has been done correctly but if i go to my computer i still dont see my partition :/ and if i restart that program i need to assign the partition again

Maybe this will help you?

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12 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7

Okay i think i found the solution and hope this will work

"- What You'll need:
+Acronis Disk Director Suite [newest]
+TestDisk [You will need the one for Windows. duh!]

- Steps to RECOVERY:
1. Install Acronis & TestDisk
2. Run TestDisk. GO: Create A log File->[Select your HD]->Choose "Analyze"
3. It will show you the list of partitions. The main, where Ur Vista is located & another one[HP_RECOVERY]. Press "Quick Search"[Enter button]
4. It will ask if it's Vista partition[or smth similar]. press Y.
5. You will see the list of partitions again. [in my case, the color was green. If it's red - something's wrong.]
6. NOW you can edit the partition TYPES
7. Highlight the deleted partition. Press LEFT-RIGHT arrows until the TYPE changes to "D" - DELETED
8. Apply changes & restart computer.
9. Run Acronis Disk Director Suite, Select "recover Partitions" [or "Acronis recovery Expert"]
10. Follow the instructions in it. After It's done shut down ACRONIS, let it finish all the work & reboot.
11. Voila! - Now Your partition is back! [At least in my case was...]"
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