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Windows 7: Please recommend HD restoration software

17 Jun 2015   #1

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Please recommend HD restoration software

I somehow deleted the partition and Windows 7 assumed I wanted to load in there and proceeded to even though I had selected another drive - I selected drive zero and Windows loaded to drive 1. Is there any software you can recommend that can possibly get my files back. I have over 110,000 files that are lost.

Just an FYI, Windows kept blowing up, blue screening me whilst installing Windows 7. The problem was that even though I have XM memory, Windows installer couldn't handle it.

Another thing, if you get an 0x800024 error, just delete the partition and reduce the size about 125 meg. Now this isn't exact, because sometimes Windows like 100 Meg and some times it is different. But varying the allocation leaving some free area will give Windows what it needs and the error goes away and you an run the installer!

If you have an experience with file recovery and would share which software you recommend, T H A N K S!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2015   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

This thread should probably have been located in the backup and recovery section.

Maybe a mod will move it there.

You need to hope Jumanji sees this thread.

As I understand it, you've installed Windows in the same partition in which your 110,000 data files were located. If that's true, lower your expectations.

There are several applications that might come into play, but I wouldn't just run off and start using them. You need guidance.

Those tools would include Partition Wizard, Photorec, and Testdisk. You might at least download them.

You might also think about a professional recovery service, at $500 on up, depending on what value you place on these files.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2015   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

All files of any importance need at least one backup copy while those of particular importance should have 2 or more backup copies. This becomes doubly important before doing an OS install or making other changes to any drives in the computer. There are many ways that mistakes can be made or things can go wrong. You need to be prepared when, not if, something happens.

Having no backups is asking for trouble.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

17 Jun 2015   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Partition Wizard free has a partition recovery wizard, run that.
You can also try PartitionGuru
If all else fails try Partition Find and Mount
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2015   #5

windows 7

Thanks for the help!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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