System Image Recovery

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  1. Posts : 70,221
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #390

    Hello Tegewaldt,

    It depends if D is on a separate hard drive than C.

    If not, then it could be wiped.

    If it is, then you can use step 8 in the STEP TWO section to not have it wiped.
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  2. mjf
    Posts : 5,969
    Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
       #391

    Further to Brink's comment. Although I generally use Macrium Reflect now I have used Windows inbuilt many times and restored many times. Provided I haven't altered the system disk partitions I seem to always get this:

    System Image Recovery-dsc_0177-red.jpg

    In this case:
    Usually never select the format and repartition option and you should be ok. If you do then the exclude disks option will become a selectable option. Then exclude the other drives. But you will probably lose data partitions if they exist on your system drive.
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  3. Posts : 179
    Windows 7 Home Prem 32 bit
       #392

    mjf said:
    Further to Brink's comment. Although I generally use Macrium Reflect now I have used Windows inbuilt many times and restored many times. Provided I haven't altered the system disk partitions I seem to always get this:

    System Image Recovery-dsc_0177-red.jpg

    In this case:
    Usually never select the format and repartition option and you should be ok. If you do then the exclude disks option will become a selectable option. Then exclude the other drives. But you will probably lose data partitions if they exist on your system drive.
    OK guys,
    I did a HORRIBLY clumsy mistake in my haste in recovering an image. Either 1 of 2 things happened, but my guess is the information is still on the SATA hard drive.

    1) I may have forgotten to exclude the other internal hard drive that is separate from my SYSTEM hard drive.
    2) After recovering the the image successfully I used the DISK CLEANUP utility to delete the RESTORE POINT created when doing the image recovery.

    By the way I used the WIN 7 BACKUP & RESTORE utility. After completion of these 2 operations I noticed everything was gone from the other hard drive except that the 2 partitions on that drive still exists.

    If I had made mistake #1 would those 2 partitions have been eliminated? I am speculating that operation #2 somehow eliminated the files on those 2 partitions. Even though I do not see the files in WINDOWS EXPLORER are the files still residing on those partitions?

    It appears that the partitions somehow got reformatted. Having said that, can I still get the information from those 2 partitions since reformatting does not actually erase or wipe the disk?

    I hope for some uplifting news!!
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  4. Posts : 70,221
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #393

    betaupsilon,

    You might see if this may be able to recover the partitions on the drive. :)

    Partition - Recover Deleted Partitions in Windows
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  5. Posts : 179
    Windows 7 Home Prem 32 bit
       #394

    Brink said:
    betaupsilon,

    You might see if this may be able to recover the partitions on the drive. :)

    Partition - Recover Deleted Partitions in Windows
    The partitions still exist, but the files are gone. So is this utility still appropriate?
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  6. Posts : 70,221
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #395

    You could give it a try to see if it may be able to recover the files on the partition. If they are not listed in the program, then the files will most likely be gone for good.
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  7. Posts : 179
    Windows 7 Home Prem 32 bit
       #396

    The 1st link on your tutorial to downloading the PARTITION RECOVERY utility is no longer valid. Fortunately, I already had PARTITION WIZARD. I did not know the RECOVERY utility is embedded until I read further into your tutorial.

    I am running a full disk scan & a list is being generated. So I might be in luck.

    Is there a system log I can access that might identify which operation caused the partitions to lose the contained files?
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  8. Posts : 70,221
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #397

    Thank you for letting me know. All updated now. :)
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  9. Posts : 179
    Windows 7 Home Prem 32 bit
       #398

    PARTITION WIZARD found 1 of my lost partitions, but the 2nd is not listed. I assume this is a 1 shot deal at recovery, so if I recover the 1 partition now I won't have a chance at the other later? Is there another utility I should try?
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  10. Posts : 70,221
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #399

    You could see if the other programs in the tutorial may be able to recover more first.
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