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Wheres my DATA partition?

Q: Wheres my DATA partition?

For some reasons i cant see my data partition on My Computer and when i go on manage i see it but it have no name and no letter and i cant change anything on it.

Anyone have a clue?

Thats what i see:


What i see when i try to fix it:

A: Wheres my DATA partition?

Hi revaN and welcome to the forum!

Please follow the steps outlined in this tutorial - Hard Disk Partition Letter Missing in Windows 7 - Fix

If you still encounter the same errors, please try to download and use TestDisk, here

Be sure to read the software documentation carefully before proceeding with running the software.

Alternatively, please try booting off of your Vista partition and do a check disk on the drive in question. Check to see if the issue is still present when you boot back to Windows 7 then try the suggested steps above.

Let us know how it turns out

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can someone help? I just ran restore from a backup on an external harddrive, it took over 5 hrs, then finished. But where is all my 'restored' data?? I cant find it....

if this is too vague tell me and i will try to explain further but its pretty straight forward....

is there something more i must do?

A:wheres my restored data?

If the restore ran properly, the restored files and folders should be in the same places they were when you did the backup. It sounds like either there was a problem with the backup or there is a problem with the restore. Let's make sure you're doing things correctly before assuming there is some problem with the system or the hardware or the backup file - which we will address later if this doesn't help. The following should help:

Here's an article on the restore procedure: http://www.vista4beginners.com/How-to-restore-files just to make sure you're doing it right. It's a selective restore of a full or selective backup (not a complete restore of a complete backup) - but since you did a full backup it matches your process closer than a complete restore would.

Here's another excellent tutorial on the Restore process: Restore Backup Files.

Here's an article on how to use Advanced Restore (when normal restore doesn't work): http://www.mayankraichura.com/post/2009/08/06/Avdvanced-Restore-via-Windows-Vista-Backup-and-Restore-Center.aspx.

Restore files from a backup
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Restore-files-from-a-backup

Back up and restore: frequently asked questions
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...sked-questions

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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Hi

I was browsing through using FireFox 2.0.0.4 - had a couple of tabs open - one or 2 tabs related to localhost.
When I switched tabs and clicked on a browse link in one tab (one with phpMyAdmin loaded, to browse through the rows), I got the blue screen.

Memory got dumped as usual. Told to CHKDSK /F to check for drive errors etc.
I dont get this often. Probably thrice in the last 3 yrs - and the first 2 were hardware related I think.

After a restart, I got the Technical Error Report and that something created at

Code:
C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERebe1.dir00\Mini070607-01.dmp
C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERebe1.dir00\sysdata.xml
But both these dont exist.

How can I know what went wrong and where ?

Thanks

A:Wheres the dump data and what went wrong ?

Have you checked for disk errors?

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My computer came with one great big partition, with XP Home installed on it. For four months all my data got stored on that same partition. Then I got partition magic, and decided to make a separate partition for all my files. This turned out to be too small, after I'd transfered all my music, plus my work files to it. I then tried to repartition the drive, taking most of the spare space from the XP drive and giving it to the data drive.
Just as it started to widen the Data drive, and after shrinking the XP drive, it crashed. Now XP doesn't boot, and my data partition is corrupted too.
I've been daft and so have no backup of my data, and no partition magic back-up floppies. Is there anyway I can get the data back?

If it's any help, Ubuntu is also on the laptop, and working fine.
 

A:Partition Magic 8 has corrupted Windows partition and Data partition

Do you have the installation CD? If so, "BART PE" may be the solution. I have used it with success. Here is the link: http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

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Howdy.

PROBLEM
I have user & desktop folders on two partitions (i.e. two separate sets of each). I want to change the default desktop and also the default partition selected when I save a file.

BACKGROUND
My ACER came with the disk divided into C: and D:, labeled as Acer and Data, respectively. All my programs and boot are in C; I want all my data in D: I want the desktop that appears when I boot up to default to the desktop in D and for the computer to default to D when I save files. (Currently the computer defaults to the desktop and save path in C.) I want the boot, OS, and apps to remain in C (unless someone advises differently). Disk Manager gives the following info:

C:Simple, basic, NTFS, healthy (system, boot, page file, active, crash dump, primary partition)
D: Simple, basic NTFS, healthy (primary partition)

SYSTEM
Vista Basic Home, 32-bit.

Thank you!

A:How make data partition default for desktop and filing data?

richc46 has just replied:

I think that this should help you saving to a default location
User Folders - Change Default Location - Windows 7 Forums (http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/18629-user-folders-change-default-location.html)
Works equally well with Vista
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Thank you, RichC46.

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I recently cloned my HDD to a new SSD and that seemed to go okay. The original HHD had 2 partitions named Miscellaneous 1 and Miscellaneous 2. I honestly do not know where those 2 partitions came from. I guess I could have created them some years ago, but I just do not remember. As you would expect after the cloning I had those same 2 partitions on my new SSD. When I check partition properties they both show up with about 100 MB used space and 39 GB of free space. I want to clean up that drive (as well as my new drive) so I deleted them on the HDD using Disk Management. For some reason when I did that it also deleted 2 partitions that had data and pictures in them. That was okay since I have that information on the new drive, but I would like to get rid of the 2 Miscellaneous partitions on the SSD, but am afraid to do so. When I run Disk Management it does not show the missing files on the HDD (as I would expect) and does show them on the SSD (again as I would expect).

I learned about Partition Wizard Mini-tool from this forum. I ran the Partition Recovery Wizard and it shows the 2 miscellaneous and 2 data files as lost/deleted on the SSD. I have attached screen shots that hopefully will help to explain what I am trying to describe. Any comments or suggestions about what may have happened and what I need to do will be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.

A:Deleting an empty partition also deletes a partition with data.

One other thing I forgot to mention in my original post is I tried to run the Partition Recovery Wizard and it always tells me that at least one partition will be deleted. I don't understand that and it scared me away.

This is my first post here. Why do all the other post thread titles appear in bold and mine does not?

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Hi Folks, I have contrived to get two active partitions on my PC! After a 2 week old hard drive (D: & F -) died I replaced (now F & G) it with an old drive that had previously been configured with XP and as a boot drive. I don’t think it is acting as boot as drive C: has an active partition and boot and largely the computer runs fine with the exception of G not being search / index able? And there being a phantom path in the backup which I can’t reset. So the question!
How do I remove the active setting on G: (it holds all the variable windows data) and will it lose all the data?
Im at that point where a little knowledge is dangerous and have seen some genius replies so thought I would ask and see if you could help me out.

See attached screen shot

NB The old drive partitions were formatted before being repopulated

A:How to change active partition without removing data from partition?

Hello and welcome to the forums MarkRocketman!

You can easily change the active/inactive flag on a partition easily by following these steps:-

Removing the Active Flag from a Partition
(on a drive that's not currenly being used as a boot drive)

First, open an elevated command prompt in Windows:-

1. Click Start Orb
2. In search box, type cmd
3. Right-click on cmd.exe, and choose 'Run as Administrator'

In the elevated command prompt type in the following commands:-

Diskpart
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK n (where n is the number of the HDD in question)
LIST PARTITION
SELECT PARTITION n (where n is the number of the Partition that holds G)
INACTIVE
Hope that helps!

EDIT:- As a supplementary addition here's how change it back to active:-

LIST PARTITION
SELECT PARTITION n (where n is the number of the Partition you want to activate)
ACTIVE
Exit (to exit Diskpart)

 

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Hello, I was really hoping somebody could help us. It's a bit of a strange situation we're in but I'll try to keep the facts as concise as possible.

Computer running Windows 7 Ultimate x64, 1TB Hard Drive.

Yesterday my boyfriend discovered an 'extra' partition on his computer. He'd never seen it before and was very much enthused at having the extra space to store files etc, but sadly didn't question what, how or why this showed up randomly.

Skip to today... he went to access some of the files he put on the mystery drive, but discovered the whole thing wasn't there anymore. Cue a lot of swearing, trying to figure out what happened. We've collectively been trying to find out what might have happened for the entire day and haven't got too far.

The only idea I've struck upon is that maybe for some reason the System Reserved partition became visible and/or active for a short period of time - eg. enough time for him to start loading files into that area, but then hidden itself again? Is this even a possible or plausible idea?

If this is the case, how the heck do we get the partition to show up again and access the 'lost' data... the partition obviously isn't showing up anymore and for the life of us, we can't get it to show up using partition recovery tools either >_<

Sorry for sounding totally 'noobish' - any thoughts, suggestions or ideas would be really great.

~ BitBat

A:Mystery Partition - Accidentally Put Data on System Partition??

Post a screenshot of the disk management Windows, using built in Snipping Tool.

How to Post a Screenshot in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Forums

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I have a 60 GB partition for W7 system and a data partition. I would like to have the Users files and all non systems stuff go directly to the Data partition. I have done it on other systems but can't figure it out on W7. I had found in a search how to do this a while back but can't find it now. I would appreciate it if someone pointed out a link on how to accomplish this.
 

A:Storing data in other partition other than system partition in windows 7

Is this what you are looking for?
http://www.windows7home.net/how-to-move-user-data-folder-to-non-system-partition-in-windows-7vista/

Jim
 

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I've been thinking about this. With the advent of so many backup software products as well as the built-in System Image/Backup in Win7, do we really need to go through all the trouble to have separate partitions for OS and data?

Sure, if you have a 100's of gigabytes of music or video or pictures, then it might make sense to move that off the OS partition otherwise your OS image will take forever (and the associated disk storage).

Look at it this way. If you have a ton of data, dragging 25G of OS stuff along with that data backup/image is no biggie.

A:are the days of separating OS partition and data partition over?

I don't see a reason or a point to "not" being past this. Why would you want your data mixed in with your OS...especially now when you can quickly redirect Libraries?

You don't need to go through any trouble to separate them. In fact, in the event of a reimage or reinstall, all you have to do is disconnect your data drive.

Why have that data included in your image, when it makes much more practical sense to have it backed up separate? I take a clean image when I reinstall, and then that's it for imaging. Afterwards, only my data is backed up. I can do a complete clean install from scratch in under 2 hours...it's my data that's important.

You can also look at it in terms of malware. If the C drive is infected, my data is separate. That's less chance of my data becoming infected, and much easy to reinstall/reimage/recover/ etc.

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I just lost a partition. It changed, something happened I cannot access my hard drive now.

I have used R-Studio data recovery in past and it has worked well for me. I was just wondering what other people out there think is the best data recovery software for a lost or changed partition?

Thanks
 

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SO... is this possible. I don't have a spare HD so I'm going to try to partition my drive so I can install another OS on it. Can I do this without losing the data I already have?
 

A:Is it possible to partition a drive with data allready on it and keep the data?

Yes it is possible with many partioning software ie, partition magic personally i use a freeware version called partition logic. All you do is resize the current partition and create a second but dont forget to backup.

Evert
 

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Hi All,

I run a small computer repair business on the side and have been exploring my options in smarter tech. I really do alot of format/reinstalls often and really want to start making images of the these computers hdds every-time I do this so the next time the customer comes along I can just back up there data and image the hard drive.. I currently just install right over the hdd but I want to start creating 2 partitions out these drives I usually do the format/reinstalls on .. one partitions 10-30GB for the OS/programs and the rest of the drive for data. Then use clonezilla to make an image of the OS partition. By partitioning the drives it will be easier to store such a small image... Thing is I'm not to familiar with redirecting windows my documents folders to another partition. Also how should I go about this.. just create two ntfs partitions? span the drive? idk.. please.. tell me what you guys/gals would do or are already doing..

thanks, Buff3r
 

A:OS partition plus Data partition Help

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I am using windows XP

I have 3 Partitions on one drive

C: FAT32 (Windows XP)
D: FAT32 (WinME)
E: NTFS (ALL MY DATA)

I installed Win XP long ago in NTFS and everything worked fine but I wanted to install a WIN9X windows because of some problems with compability(long story...)

And then I formated C: and D: to FAT32 I reinstalled WINXP on C: and Win ME on D:

But I forgot that Win9x couldnt see NTFS drives so my data couldnt be read... So then i decided to go back to winXP but when i booted from C: My E: was marked "UNFORMATED"

IS MY DATA GONE?? OR IS THERE A WAY TO RECOVER FROM SUCH A DISASTER?

PLEASE HELP!
 

A:Partition Data is GONE!

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Hello,

My laptop has a 160 GB and I have been using it for almost a year. It had a disk "C" only. In "C", I saved all the data, system files, ect.

Now I want to create a data partition where I can save all my data to and use "C" for system files only. So, I created another partition using Disk Management, and my laptop now has:

(C)
(G) ---> new partition

How can I make a "G" become data partition ONLY? and how can I make a "C" become system partition only?

Sum up, i just want to make a partition for DATA only and another partition for system only, where my data partition can be secure and when I reboot the laptop, I won't lost any data..
Thank you

A:Need Help! Data Partition

Hello Hoanghuy, welcome to Vista Forums!



If you created the partition using disk management in Vista and it's a primary partition, you will have no problems with it; I don't store anything on C: (i.e. pics, music) and I've never had any issues at all, you won't lose data when you boot.
Have a look at the tutorial at the link below to see an easy way to move stuff to the other/new partition, I've been using it for quite some time..


How to Add COPY TO FOLDER and MOVE TO FOLDER to the Context Menu in Vista

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ok
for those who are away, the problems installing my new hardware and then windows - it is now over. it is all working perfectly fine and better than ever

i have another HDD... my old one

it was partitioned... is there any way of getting my data back? i've tried a few recovery programs, but it doesnt look good...

is it all just gone?
 

A:Partition - is all my data gone?

anyone know?
 

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I have upgraded to Windows 7 and created a separate data partition. But this is new for me.

Q: Is use of a data partition simply a matter of moving your user Libraries to the D:/ (data) drive and saving new docs/stuff there when they are created?

The following article talks about moving appdata's Roaming folder over, too.

- Anything askew about this advice...or missing?
- Any additional tips, cautions, or recommendations?

There is *not* a lot of clear guidance on this that I have been able to find.

[quote:]

Move Your Data to a Safer, Separate Partition in Windows 7
by Cedric Crawley

(After transfer of your standard user Library folders to the Data Partition...)

AppData is a lot trickier than your other data folders. Windows doesn't want you to move it, and it contains files that you really shouldn't move. But it contains other files that should be on the data partition. Open AppData, right-click the Roaming folder and select Properties. Click the Location tab and do as explained earlier. Then reboot....

[unquote]

Move Your Data to a Safer, Separate Partition in Windows 7 | PCWorld

A:Data partition: How to use

I would move your User folders to the data partition using User Folders - Change Default Location.

The only issue is that Win7 backup imaging will then deem the data partition a System partition and force it to be included in backup image. You can resolve this by using another imaging app to only choose C for backup, or as you imply copy the User folders to data partition, rightclick each to add to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums

I would not move AppData as I've seen no benefit to doing so. It would however be moved if you instead chose to move User Profile - Change Default Location

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I'm at my wits' end about a strange problem, and I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas I haven't thought of.

It seems that something about the file/folder structure on a large hard drive partition is screwed up. My entire machine locks up occasionally; I have no choice but to turn it off and reboot. I believe it's when Windows is trying to access certain files/areas on the partition.

My system is Windows XP Pro, Pentium 4, 1.6 gHz

I will try to reconstruct the long string of events that got me to where I am:

I keep OS and data in separate partitions on the same hard drive. I recently bought a new hdd, like I do every year or two, and partitioned and formatted it same as the old one: with Windows installed in one small partition and all my data in the remaining large partition.

I then moved what used to be the primary hard drive to a secondary position and booted to the new installation of Windows XP on the new drive. I did occasionally hook up the old drive so I could grab some data off its data partition.

My first sign of trouble was Windows startup insisting on doing a consistency check on the old data partition on every bootup. The process made it just about all the way through and then froze. I could do nothing to free it except hit the power switch.

I was able to boot into Windows (either old or new) by bypassing the consistency check. It worked mostly ok, but eventually, I'd click the wrong file or application and the machine would freeze and I'd ha... Read more

A:Help! Data partition messed up!

I would say, check the disk using the diagnostic utility provided by the company.

What brand is your hard drive seagate, western digital ?

go to their website and download their tools and run a disk check on it.

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I seem to recall that, in XP Disk Management, when I Resized a partition, then all the data in that partition was deleted.

Is that still the case in Windows 7 Disk Management? Or does Windows 7 always keep all the data when Resizing? I appreciate that making a back-up first is a wise move and that third-party apps could do the resize too.

[I reserve the right to have remembered wrongly.]

A:Q: Resize partition - keeps all the data?

Nope, Windows 7 keeps the data. It will not let you shrink beyond the data point either.

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I'm at my wits' end about a strange problem, and I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas I haven't thought of.

It seems that something about the file/folder structure on a large hard drive partition is screwed up. My entire machine locks up occasionally; I have no choice but to turn it off and reboot. I believe it's when Windows is trying to access certain files/areas on the partition.

My system is Windows XP Pro, Pentium 4, 1.6 gHz

I will try to reconstruct the long string of events that got me to where I am:

I keep OS and data in separate partitions on the same hard drive. I recently bought a new hdd, like I do every year or two, and partitioned and formatted it same as the old one: with Windows installed in one small partition and all my data in the remaining large partition.

I then moved what used to be the primary hard drive to a secondary position and booted to the new installation of Windows XP on the new drive. I did occasionally hook up the old drive so I could grab some data off its data partition.

My first sign of trouble was Windows startup insisting on doing a consistency check on the old data partition on every bootup. The process made it just about all the way through and then froze. I could do nothing to free it except hit the power switch.

I was able to boot into Windows (either old or new) by bypassing the consistency check. It worked mostly ok, but eventually, I'd click the wrong file or application and the machine would ... Read more

A:Data partition messed up

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just recently solved the problem of not being able to boot my computer. I now have another version of windows xp installed on a different partition ......i can access most of my old files that are still located on the old partition but when i try to access anything that was in the my documents folders i get an access denied error. I still know the old passwords but there is no place to log in....any suggestions...thanks again
 

A:Recovering data from another partition

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=308421
 

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I have a new HP Pavillion p7 1235 with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

It came with a 1T hard drive with C: and D: partitions. The D: partition is the HP_RECOVERY partition. I want to use the D: partition for my data so I can create a system image independent of my personal files. After burning DVD's of the HP recovery stuff, I formated the D: drive for my use. It shows up as a "Healthy (Primary Partition)" in Windows Disk Management.

My problem is that when I use the Windows 7 built in "Create a system image" feature, it still includes the D: drive in the image and I have no option to deselect it. How can I keep D: out of the system image?

A:Need help re using D:(HP_RECOVERY) partition for my data

Can you post a screenshot of your maximised disk management window
Start>diskmgmt.msc

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please help....


the f:/ drive of my hard disk has gone loco...while tryin to access folders it says

"the disk in drive is not formatted. do u want to format it now"

only one folder gives me access to it n rest of it doesnt allow to open them...when i

checked the folder size it shows "folder empty" & when i checked the f:/ drive space it

shows 9GB in use which has been the same.


this happened when i took my hard disk to frns house but when i log in to my hard disk the

f: drive was corrupted

maybe the file to folder association might have lost or something like that..i dont know


just pls pls plssssssssssssssssssss help me recover my data back plssssssssssssss...i want

to recover my 9GB of f drive back as it contains some.doc,mp3,pdf,, n many more format

files...pls suggest some good solution..

god bless uuuuu plsssssss helpp...
 

A:data of my partition lost. pls help

this is a duplcate

this is a duplcate of http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic77958.html

please abandon this thread and use only the previous
 

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HI

I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and saw that the users private and public data are still saved in the C:\Users of the system partition.

So, I'm looking for a specific guide for Windows 7 that separates the system partition from the users private and public data, saved in another partition on the same disk. In addition, private data created during the creation of new accounts (including the Administrator account) must be saved directly in the other partition.

In other words, in the C:\Users directory, the All Users, Default and Default User diirectories must only remain and its must to be fully functional.

THANKS

BYE

A:the system and data partition

It is possible to move the entire Users folder to a different drive/partition.

It can only be done at install time by creating an Autounattend.xml file on a USB drive as you install. (I assume the same can be done for Win7, but I don't know).

This switch does it. Google Autounattend.xml for details on creating it.
<FolderLocations>
<ProfilesDirectory>D:\Users</ProfilesDirectory>
</FolderLocations>

If you wan't to avoid a reinstall, you could also simply right click on each folder in your user directory, Desktop, Downloads, My Pictures etc. - go to Properties, then the Location tab and the rest says itself But that of course wont change the hidden appdata folder + possibly other directories, so don't go ahead on attempting to delete that folder after you change the location But good luck!

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When I restored my Image to a clean partition (A clean drive with 2 partitions) I ended up with Recycle.Bin, Boot, System Volume Information, and bootmgr on my Data drive. I'm not sure what to do about this?

A:My data partition is Active?

Post a picture of Disk Management.

The tools I'd look at would be Diskpart and Partition Wizard, but show us the pic first.

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I have somewhat the same problem as this guy has: http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-installation-upgrade/14819-c-drive-no-more-visible.html
I read that you guys might need the Diskmgmt information in his topic so here it is:

I had the RC which was dualbooting fine alongside XP. Then I got the RTM, burned it, booted up with it, deleted and formatted the partition on which 7 was (which was the C drive) and installed the RTM.
When I did this I noticed that the os selector had disappeared. So I installed EasyBCD to try to fix the bootloader but I think I messed up in this stage.
Cause when I tried to boot in XP, I got the "Error loading operating system".
Tried some things to fix it, (which involved reinstalled 7 again just to boot up in it to try to fix the bootloader), didn't work, gave up.

Put in the XP cd, deleted the XP and 7 partition, and created a new 100GB partition and installed XP on it. ( My 400GB Data partition was still visible and accesible in this stage).
Then I put in the 7 dvd, booted it up, created new 100GB partition out of the leftover unformatted space, and installed it.
No problems during installation, computer rebooted, I got the nice bootloader screen with the "Earlier version of windows" and "Windows 7" option. Everything still ok, boot up Windows 7 and there I notice that my Third partition, with all my data had disappeared! =S
I'm thinking wth is this, I reboot into XP, and there it has vanished as well!

What shou... Read more

A:Data partition disappeared

I just booted up with the XP cd and act like I would install XP to get to the partition manager part, there it also said the 400GB of Unallocated Space.

Soo I'm guessing I might have accidently deleted the partition when I was installing 7... =(

So now my big question is: Is it possible to still recover the data?

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Read a lot about having programs and os on one partition and all user data, files, etc in another partition.

In my windows 7 Home Premium, am I correct that all the non-program, os data that I want to place in the other partition will be contained in users directory? In my case, there is only one user "John", so do I need to move "John" or "Users" to the new location? Any other files?

How do I make the change as described above? Do I just create a new directory called "Users" in the root of the new partition then cut and paste the "John" folder to that directory? If I am using Microsoft Office, do I need to make any changes there?

Finally, how do I handle it if my computer is an iMac and I have Windows 7 running in a partition created by bootcamp? Does running VMWare Fusion 3.12 affect the above in any manner that I should be aware of now?

A:Moving data to second partition

You can easily move any user folder that has a Location tab in Properties. That assures that the system recognizes the new location. User Folders - Change Default Location

Another way is to create new folders in the new partition and move whatever user data you want to move. Then you right click on those folders and Include them into the corresponding library. That gives you an extra set and you retain your original folders.

Advantage of the second method is that your folders do not get "polluted" with all kinds of folders that are created automatically by the system or programs (mostly in Documents). I use the second method, but see all the folders that appeared in my default documents folder in the picture below.

System files I would not move although the folders in Appdata have a location tab - but not Appdata itself.

The complications you might have because of iMac I cannot answer.

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Please help.
Ive bought A lenovo g580(?) with 7 pre installed. There is four partitions preinstalled on the hdd. I've understod that You can not delete any of these, in order to keep the recovery system working.
Four partitions is the Max number of such.

Is it possible to Get an extra data partition?
If not, should i store my user data on c? What if win7 crashes,then i Will loose everything on c.

On my old pc, i had A dedicated d-partition for data. This is not possible on my new pc. Or is it?

Lee

A:Not able to create data partition

Yes, it is possible to add a data partition.

BUT, you cannot exceed 4 primary partitions. I assume you already have 4 primary partitions.

The best choice is probably to convert your current C partition to logical. You could then shrink C and make a data partition from the space generated by shrinking.

DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT say yes to any choice involving dynamic partitions. If you attempt to make a data partition right now, without first converting to logical, you will likely be asked to accept dynamic partitions. SAY NO. Better yet, don't try to make more partitions right now.

Best thing you can do right now:

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management so we can see your current partition structure.

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I made a mistake and forgot to back up my data before trying to resize partitions with PowerQuest Partition Magic 8.0

I have an 80gb HDD with a 20gb partition (C:, Windows) and 60gb (f:, data).
I decided I wanted to store other things on c: and so ran Partition Magic to move 10GB from f: to c:
this seemed to be going smoothly, until the machine restarted, and booted back up to Windows, appearing to have finished the task.
BUT:
C: is still 20GB, and now f: has disappeared!
Disk Management shows that the partition is still there, but is in "PQflex" format (also seen as "PqRp" format).
I cannot seem to read this partition, and can't add/change the drive letter on it.

Can anyone help me to recover the data/find something that can read this partition?

I know that if I had backed up first, I could just wipe the drive, re-install and start over, but I forgot!
My bad. any chance someone can make it good again?
 

A:Partition Magic ate my data! HELP PLEASE!

You can try getbackdata found at http://www.runtime.org/. I think it will show you if it can see the data so you don't have to pay for it if it doesn't look like it will work.
 

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Hi Guys:

I just bought a new Toshiba laptop which has a lot more disk space than I'm used to. I have two questions.

1. I plan to copy the data and programs from my old laptop to a USB device and then transfer the info to my new laptop. Is that a good and feasible way to do this? Will program application transfer or just the data in them? For example, can I transfer my office program complete with files or just the files?

2. I've heard that it might be a good idea to partition the hard drive instead of having one huge space with very small percentage of the drive devoted to data. I could partition to have a Personal part and a Business part which seems logical to me--or I guess I could partition and then backup from one partition to the other.

Do any of you have any thoughts on this? Are there any free partition software programs or would I have to buy one.? Will the same OS work on both sides of the partition or do I have to get another copy for the second partition?

I really don't know much about this as you can see. But that's why I come to you guys who are the experts and willing to help.

Thanks a lot for any ideas you can give me.

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A:Partition or not? Transfer Data to new HD.

With a 500Gb drive, you could partition about 200Gb for Personal, and 200 for bussiness, leaving about 100 for the OS and programs. Note that it wont be perfect numbers, but it is becuase there is really only 460Gb, but you should get the idea.

And for transferring programs and files, you can easily transfer files but you cant transfer programs like that.

I would actually recommend using the tool that windows has, I don't recall the name of it right off, but you can find it in the control panel somewhere. It will transfer everything you want.

Btw, the program is windows easy transfer.
 

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I was running win 7 with 4 partitions , thought to upgrade to win 10. While installing it didn't allowed me to install. I thought i can run diskpart clean on one partition, selected one volume and ran clean command, but it still cleaned all the partitions. Long story short, I cannot boot my OS until I install OS on freshly created single partition. I was told to use partition recovery apps like partition and mount software, Do I have to install OS on it anyways and once OS is installed, instal the partition and mount software for the recovery?

A:how can i recover my partition and data

Do not install any OS now.Do not install any OS now. Do not install any OS now.

(Diskpart clean only erases the first 2048 sectors of the drive. The most important one is sector 0 which holds the MBR and the partition table.

If the MBR and partition table are restored you should be able to get back the drive.

I hurry up to post this so that you don't do any such "mischief" like installing the OS)

I shall comeback again.

Do not do any mischief till I tell you what you should do.

EDIT: There is a power shut down now. So I am shutting off my PC. Only when power returns I shall come back.

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Hi everyone, I recently installed a new 1TB drive into my Windows 7 PC, and I have decided to rebuild the PC from scratch. As part of this process, I want to separate out the OS onto a separate partition - I've had to rebuild PC's several times before and I'm only too aware it is a pain.

I saw an article in a magazine about this, but one thing isn't clear to me. What size should the partitions be - I want one for Windows 7, and another for data, and my disk is 1TB. Also, when I start to re-install programs, and when I install any in future, are they installed on the OS partition, or the new data partition? I guess if they are to go on the OS, I need to think about this for the future.

Thanks for reading, any hints or tips welcome!
 

A:Separate data partition

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Hi I just installed Windows 7 64 Professional.
I thought I would be able to combine partitions during the install, but couldn't.
Now I'm at Disk manager and I'm wondering if I should keep my Data partition or combine it with the OS. (They are on same hard disk).

I heard it really didn't make any difference on Vista, but I was wondering what you guys think. (In terms of performance, fragmentation, etc).

(my hard disk is 5400rpm SATA)

A:Benefits of Data Partition?

The only advantage that I can see is if you need to reinstall, but most folks image their drives/partitions which cuts down on the need to reinstall ..

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Well last week on Saturday I reinstalled Windows 7. I completley didn't even think about having a different data partition, but thinking about it today, it seems like a better idea, so that way I can keep both the System and my data separate. Is there a easy but safe way to do this?

Edit: I have included an image of Disk Management

A:Having a separate Data Partition?

Hello again.



To me the ideal way would be to first shrink the right of C: using Windows disk management then create an Extended partition from the unallocated space you create.

Then as many Logical drives as there are available drive letters can be created within the Extended partition to be used for storage; have a look at this tutorial at the link below.

Partition / Extended : Logical Drives

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Hi,

Similar issue to many here; I manuf. has partitioned a single HDD into an OS and a DATA partitions. And since everything defaults to saving and installing in the OS partition... it's gotten full

I wish to delete the DATA partition (logical drive) and extend the OS partition into it.

However, despite reading what has worked for so many here, I have run into a problem: the delete volume function for the DATA partition is not available (greyed out). The left most partition was the only one that could be deleted; I have done so (and hopefully that was not a bad thing?)

I know it's been about half a year since the last post, so hopefully someone will see this and be able to help.

A:I wish to delete the DATA partition

As you deleted your Recovery Partition, I hope you made the Recovery Disks first.
You do have data on that partition backup first.

Try method two in this tutorial:
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Extend

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I have 85 GB fat 32 data partition that I have transferred data to external and need
to know the process
Thanks

A:Recapture HD GB from fat 32 data partition

What is it you want? You need to provide a lot more details...we're not mindreaders...

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a while ago i reformatted my hd with windows and ubuntu. Now stupid windows is malfunctioning... again.

i would like to make a new partition and install windows, but have all my data preserved.

also, what the hell is with the keyboard and mouse??? they don't work at alll!

A:Copy data from old partition

If you install Windows right on top of the existing installation, your user data and program files will be backed up to Windows.old, in the root directory of the partition (C:\). However, your programs will not be saved.

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Hi
Now a days, i am facing lot of malware problems. Looks like my sytem has become vulnerable. I have Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop with XP SP 2 and no drive partition. To avoid future attacks, I want to reformat and reinstall the system, however I do not want to take back up on external drive. how to create a partition in working system and then take the backup.
please help

A:XP partition and data backup

Your best bet would be to backup the data, after which you can format the hard disk and create necessary partitions using the Windows installation disk.
Next, select the C: partition and install Windows.

Good luck!

P.S: You can also use a LiveCD like Knoppix or BartPE, to access your hard disk and backup data.

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Hello,

I have been reading about creating a data partition and an OS partition, but I cannot understand why one would want to do this because even with the system "image", the data files still need to be backed up. Why isn't it okay to back up the data files wth the system image? In my setup, the OS and program files take up more space than the data files I have, and the configuration of the program files changes regularly, so I couldn't just make one system image and stay with that forever. I must make regular system images, as well as backup my data, so why not do it in one process?

Please forgive my confusion. I would appreciate any enlightenment. I am trying to set up my disc so that I have a backup to go to in case a progam or settings change makes my system unusable or unstable.

Currently, I have a 110 GB HD, and am using 25.9 for my system & data, 27.22 for 3 images of my system & data (1 image of original install, 1 or a stable install with all programs, and 1 of the latest configuration).

I have the "full" version of Macrium, which I use for images and backups.

Thanks for your help!

A:Separate Data Partition - Why???

Here I run multiple hard drives and have the backup situation already solved with two drives designated for storage only. When things were first on the new build now in use the first image made was slightly renamed so that the now 3rd could be saved on the first of the two storage HDs.

The second not wanting to overwrite the first right away went to the second storage HD. With a regularly scheduled image being seen that would overwrite the previous image automatically and kept that upto date with your present software environment.

Just prior to the new build an image made during the first week of January was restored bringing everything back to that date except for files stored on the other drives totally isolated from any changes. With the Macrium Reflect program that dates each image created allowing multiple images to be stored on the same partition or drive where you simply select which one will be stored while those created using the Backup & Restore feature in 7 would simply overwrite the previous without renaming that.

The main idea behind any backup to start with is to prevent any catastropic loss of personal data and files. This is why many with a large capacity OS drive will often split it up into two partitions often seeing the second as D or of opting to use that for the optical drive F,G,H, or another work for backups made.

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Hi,

I have an HP's laptop Nx7010. Recently I defragmented the D Drive (Operating System's Drive). After successful completion I began using it normally. At a certain point it started loading something and kept the reading/writing of the harddisk so much that the system went really slow and I couldn't do anything. After a while I shutted the laptop abnormally (by pressing the power buttton and holding it till it's off) and started it again. When the system booted the first time it just stuck. I restarted again and it booted but as soon as windows began the loading started again and it went for 5-6 hours. Then I hibernated the laptop and the next day when i started my laptop the message appears that the C Drive is not formatted. Do u want to format it????. Windows shows it as an unformatted partition. There is a lot of data there in C Drive. I really don't want to lose it. What do I do to recover it?
 

A:How to recover my data partition

Do you format your c Drive?
If not then it is still possible to recover your Data?
there are lot of Bootable DataRecovery tools
Select any of them and Your Problem is Solved.
 

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i recently went through a whole ordeal getting win 7 pro. (64bit) installed on my htpc. i had win 7 home premium on there before. now during this whole thing. on about the 7th or 8th clean install i became frustrated and careless. i accidentally formated one of my data partitions. (just the quick format. only lasted about 1 second.) i need to find a way to repair the pointers, and anything else, to rebuild the file structure. i have not done anything else to the drive. the data is still there. ( i was able to scan and recover files with another program). however the partition is big (350gb) too big for me to just recover the files somewhere else. so i need a way to re build it.

any software or suggestions are extremely helpful. i am very good with computers. cmd prompt, registry, whatever i need to do i am willing.


thanks guys.

A:recover data from partition

You could try chkdsk - it may or may not repair the MFT.

Quote:" Run a full CHKDSK. This option repairs all file system data, restoring all user data that can be recovered by means of an automated process. The drawback to this option is that a full CHKDSK can require several hours of downtime for a mission critical server at an inopportune time".

Source: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/187941

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Ok so I had some files on this hard drive now which didnt have an os and was part of another os until that crashed. So I booted to linux live and it showed the files i had on here so I installed linux thinking I could still be able to access them. When it said there was data and asked if i wanted to mount it i said no because i still needed those files so it created another primary partition with no filesystem so i uninstalled linux and installed windows 7 and in the disk management it shows up as a basic primary partition for 4.96 gb which is about how much data is on there but there is no filesystem and the only thing i can do with it is delete it. I have tried testdisk and i cannot seem to access the partition. i tried using linux live cd to recover them and it dosnt work on that either. someone please help me recover these. i have a paper i need for school to graduate on there.

A:recover partition with data on it

You installed Linux to a disk that had data that you wanted to recover ? What OS was on the disk that was part of the other OS ? maybe you could break down the steps a little more and add missing info like the OS versions partitions etc. You can also try r-studio and "get back data" to scan the drive for the missing data however I fear you overwrote the space when you installed Linux on the drive if I have followed your information correctly.

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My XP partition is NTFS. I also have a 10 GB partition formatted FAT32 that I use mainly for disk images & some backups. I noticed a new file on this partition called "gdiplus.dll" What is this and why is it on my data partition? I deleted it once but it is back again. I do not use indexing and system restore is not active on the data partition.
 

A:gdiplus.dll on data partition?

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I was using my pc happily when i tried to install a software which was in one of my partitions.It shocked me. There was no data. Every single icon just disappeared which was shown 5 minutes ago. When i checked the properties, it showed that it occupies the same space as before.I wrote a folder name in the address bar and it showed the data of that folder. But why the main page's data is not visible? Now can any one help to get it back to the normal position?

A:Partition Data Disappeared HELP !!!!

Un-install the software that caused the problem.

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Hi guys,

I run Windows in the following configuration:

I have an SSD and a normal HDD. The Windows system itself runs on the SSD for faster boot-up, and all my user data is stored on the HDD. I recently installed Linux as a dual boot option, but due to issues with UEFI and Legacy BIOS settings, I decided to uninstall my Linux. My Linux was similarly configured, with /boot residing on the SSD and the rest of it residing on an ext4-formatted partition on my HDD.

I uninstalled Linux using the boot-repair livedisc, and I can boot just fine into Windows 8.1. However, now my Windows Data partition on the HDD cannot be accessed. On boot, it doesn't even mount, and links to my Downloads or Documents folders are broken.

The Disk Management tool lists the Data partition as an EFI System Partition, when it was previously just a normal Primary NTFS partition. GParted detects the partition as an NTFS one. DiskPart also indicates the partition is hidden. Mounting the partition works fine using DiskPart but I cannot access it as it throws an access denied error, and says I do not have permission to access the drive. I have tried changing the security options in the security tab to give me full control, but to no avail. I can use CMD to access it though, and view things, but I cannot seem to move or copy data out of it. I have tried using the convert utility in CMD to convert the EFI partition to NTFS (EFI is FAT32, IIRC) but it says that the partition is already NTFS.

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A:Data partition detected as EFI

You might attach a picture of your Disk Management windows so we can see the partitions.

If you want, also run the following command and attach the resulting Text file.

bcdedit /enum all > %userprofile%\Desktop\bcdtext.txt

in an administrative command window.

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I have just added another stick of ram I have 4 x 256. This shows up in system information as
Total physical memory =1,024mb
but then it says
available physical memory= 576.14.mb

Is my graphics card stealing it its a radeon 9200se

Its got me all coffuzled

and my motherboard is a Giga-Byte GA-8ISXT-FS Motherboard
 

A:Wheres me ram gone

anyone
 

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Hi all
Not sure if this is the right forum for this ?. But In my "pictures" folders i use to see the pics now i just see icons. I changed the default program back to Windows Photo Gallery from Picaso to no avail.
Thanks for any help Jim

A:Wheres the Pic?

Hi pofolks4,

Can you attach the screenshoot?

Run Disk Cleanup tool and clear the Thumbnails (Attached Screen shot).

Click Start > Type: "folder options" and open > Go to view Tab > uncheck "always show icons, never thumbnails" under Files and Folders (Attached Screen shot).

Prasath

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Hi guys!
A few weeks ago I got the RC1 dvd. Then I heard RC2 was released. But I never recieved an email from Microsoft and when I go to their site it says "RC1". Does anybody know where RC2 is? I can download it if I need to 'cause I have a high-speed internet connection and a DVD burner.
Thanks Alot!
bnfmsgeek
 

A:Wheres RC2?

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Ok I took the plunge and upgraded to IE7. HATE IT! where is the OE link on my toolbar or task bar or whatever that is? Now I am forced to go to my desktop to access OE whereas with IE6 there was the little envelop icon up top there that was my OE link. If I dont get a clear answer on this I am just going back to IE no matter what the risk as far as critical updates I just cannot STAND IE7 .For me IE6 was simple it was a clean look and simple use this IE7 is stupid, makes no sense it was just done to compete and from what I have heard from bigger geeks than I is, Microssoft is years late and about a million dollars too short (to corrupt the old cliche) with IE7,ok This is just IMHO but its how I feel abouti t. So can someone help me I even tried to see if I could put OE as a favorites but cannot do THAT either. save IE7's life on my puter (if u care, about IE7 cos I don't) I just want to return to the times of old and easier. thanks y'all bad
 

A:so wheres OE on IE7?

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i have XP SP2 with 2 logical drives, C (10+G) and D(50+G)

C has XP and some data (almost full)
D has almost all data (lot of free space)

i want to combine C and D partition in to one C (60+G)

- what's best way to approach this?
- is there any freeware that do this if not what other application easy ?
- am i going to loose data of any drive, if yes what's alternative?

Appreciate any help on this...
 

A:Combine XP Partition without deleting data

I don't know if there's a Partition Manager with a single "merge" function but you can accomplish what you want with either of two good freeware products
> EASUS Partition Master or
> Gparted

You would need to Resize the partitions so you make the space to copy the data from one to the other. And then finally Delete the partition you no longer need.

I've never had a problem with Resizing my partitions, but is still a good idea to backup your data before doing the operations to be careful.
 

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please i need help i have bought a new laptop samsung 350v5c-s0b with pre-installed windows 8 , and then i get bored of BSOD and i intended to change to win 7 , while installation i formated C to install fresh copy of windows 7 but it refused to install it and says "windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style."?? now i dont have any os on my lap and i want to install win 7 without formatting the data on the HDD ... can anyone help me how i could install win 7 on GPT partition?

A:Install win 7 on GPT partition WITHOUT formatting all data

1) Downgrade to Windows 7.
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
Warning you must have the UEFI/BIOS firmware setting in Step Three set.


2) If Using a USB Pen drive on a PC with a UEFI BIOS.
USB Pen drive need to be formatted to FAT32 as in
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
Take note of Step 11 for Windows 7.
Also you will need to use a USB 2.0 port, as there are no USB 3.0 drivers in Windows 7.

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My HD has 2 partitions, one for the OS (c: drive) and a second (unused D: drive) data partition.

Just installed Windows 7 Professional on the OS partition - works great.

My Questions - I had planned to put all my applications on the data partition but now I'm reconsidering and may want to put everything on c: partition, it just seems simpler. Another reason, I'm not quite sure how to make the installed programs always go to the D drive.

Second question - Can I simply delete the d partition (Computer Management, Disk Management) and them make it part of the c drive?

Suggestions greatly appreciated.

A:Question - using a seperate Data partition?

I would personally recommend that you keep your dual partition setup and use your second partition for the storage of your data files.

This would mean that should you have an issue with the OS partition your data is better protected from deletion.

With windows 7 you can either direct the standard special folders, documents, pictures, Etc.), to the data partition or use libraries to organise the data

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Have a good day,
I have 1 physical drive 80Gb, divided into 2 partitions: C and D
C is System (WinXP)
D is Data
Yesterday, i got a virus. I rebooted, and used Acronis True Image to restore backup from Secure Zone (this backup was for Partition C). Secure Zone was ok, but Partition C and D were unallocated. I recovered partition C by using a backup in Secure Zone. After recovering, partition D was still unallocated.
I didn't do anything since then.
When i run Partition Magic 8, i saw this unallocated partition
Will my data in partition D be lost when i resize Partition C to 80Gb
Please help me to recover my data in partition D,
it was very important to me !!!

I'm wating for your advices

Thanks and Best Regards

A:Recover Data in Unallocated Partition

Greetings khanh4all, and Welcome to TSF,

Considering this....


Quote:




Yesterday, i got a virus.




I suggest before you go to any drastic measures, you read this.....

http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?t=15968

...follow the guidelines and steps and post your HJT Log in the HJT Forum, as viruses have been known to really weird things.

Good Luck with it.

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I was running on Windows XP SP2 working fine for me. Last week when I connected to the internet while browsing may be some virus came into it and my Laptop (Acer Aspire 5050) start malfunctioning. I decided to install windows XP SP2 again, while installing it started formatting my hard drive without prompting for it in the mean while it got restarted and I lost my whole data. I again repartitioned it and install windows XP some how.

I have tried many softwares for recovering data like GetdataBack for NTFS, Badcopy and Ontrack.

Can any one tell me which is the best software for recovering lost data from HDD.
 

A:HDD Data Recovery from lost partition

After 2 installations, you are wasting your time trying to recover anything. It is all gone. Hopefully, you had everything backed up, right?
 

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Hello. I'm going to go ahead and appologize if I'm a bit unclear anywhere in this post as I'm not 100% certain how to phrase what happened. Also if this isn't in the proper forum.
A few days ago I got the following alerts from avast.
3/4/2010 9:22:41 PM 1267755761 SYSTEM 1216 Sign of "Win32:Rootkit-gen [Rtk]" has been found in "C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\Npfs.SYS" file.
3/4/2010 9:23:08 PM 1267755788 SYSTEM 1216 Sign of "Win32:Rootkit-gen [Rtk]" has been found in "C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ALCXWDM.SYS" file.
I clicked delete when they popped up and proceeded to attempt to restart my computer in safe mode to run mbam to get rid of an "antivirus" program that installed itself on my computer. When I tried to restart though I kept getting an "Invalid form id" error and had to do a system recovery. It allowed me to keep all of my old information in a seperate partition of my harddrive though and make a new partition labeled "recovery". My question is, is there any way for me to fix the problem on the old partition and allow me to access all of my old information again? Also after I do that is there a way I can delete the new partition?
 

A:Data and partition recovery issues

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Hello every one. Im new to this site. I just need help asap. I was reinstalling my OS and the hard drive had 2 partition. When doing the installation it was created in another partition D: and the other partition (were i had all my data) was C:. So I changed it the letter path accidently thinking it was my other hard drive. So my X: drive were all my data was got created as an extended partition. I NEED A WAY do retreave my data. I have removed it and put it on a external drive and it tells me to format. I need help please....!!!
 

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I was given a laptop recently with the task of saving some files from the hard drive. The laptop won't boot, so I connected the drive to my computer via an eSATA dock. It shows up as RAW. When I run a partition repair tool, such as Partition Wizard, it correctly identifies the drive's capacity and amount of data. The drive is given a letter and shown that it is NTFS, however, when I try to access the drive from Explorer, I get the prompt to format it.

So, would something like Recuva work to access the files, or do I need something more "intense"?

A:Data Recovery from missing partition

Hi DeaconFrost,

Why not try TestDisk? It may be able to rewrite the partition table if it can find.
I have only run a mock trial here Regain a lost drive using Test Disk - An Illustrated Guide ( deleting the partition table from a working drive and then successfully rewriting it with TestDisk).

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I had to repair my laptop screen lately and i've left it with a guy for 2 or 3 days. Since then i'm a little paranoid, he asked me for my password and i gave it to him.

First weird thing i noticed, is that a data partition (100Mo) suddenly appeared :

What do you think ?
I'm also interested in an in-depth scan if you would please assist me.

Thank you.

A:Partition Data(E:) suddenly appeared

Hello,
A new installation of Windows 7 usually places a 100 mb partition on the main drive. It is a system reserved partition and it is normal. I usually hide it by removing the drive letter using the OS Disk Management utility, since it seems best not to mess with its content. Here's a related link.
Regards-

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I already know how to make a data partition but I wanna know how to make a data partition with windows 7 on it so in the case of an emergency i can use the data partition with windows 7 on it to reinstall the os so I wont have to use a disk im asking because my pc did not come with a partition that has a copy of the preinstalled os on it so you can reinstall the os if needed like with most pcs thats you buy from the store. Im currently useing a preinstalled version of windows 7 but I also have a retail disk with windows 7 on it

A:how to make a data partition with windows 7 on it

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bigboi972


I already know how to make a data partition but I wanna know how to make a data partition with windows 7 on it so in the case of an emergency i can use the data partition with windows 7 on it to reinstall the os so I wont have to use a disk im asking because my pc did not come with a partition that has a copy of the preinstalled os on it so you can reinstall the os if needed like with most pcs thats you buy from the store. Im currently useing a preinstalled version of windows 7 but I also have a retail disk with windows 7 on it


This is not going to work unless you have 2 license keys - but even then it is not practical. However, there is a much easier solution when you make an image. You can make it in a partition - but preferably on another HDD for safety reasons if your OS HDD goes south,. But the standard way is to make it on an external disk. Here are all the instructions on how to do it: Imaging with free Macrium

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I installed a new HDD today and when I went into the Windows setup to partition it, I accidentally deleted a partition on one of my other drives. This drive had ALL my pictures, music, movies and videos. EVERYTHING I had was on that disk.

Since I only deleted the partition, I would assume the information is still there. Is there anyway to recover this, or am I screwed?

TIA,
 

A:Is there anyway to recover data after deleting a partition?

You're in luck. As long as you haven't done anything else to the disk, you should be able to recover everything. Deleting the partition just deletes the partition table info, the original data is still there. Google some hard disk recovery tools. I used this once to recover from a similar problem.
 

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Hello.
my Laptop corrupted and I want give it to a store for fix but I have sensitive data on it. How can I encrypt Partitions without losing data? Can Windows 7 offer any tool?

Thank you.

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i seriously blew this time. i can't believe this is happening... here is my sad story.. maybe some miracle product exists and someone can help me. this is exactly what i did..

i have a 250gb sata2 wd caviar which is partitioned on 2 parts, one of 50gb for windows and the other of 200gb for just about everything else. since i had trouble adding a third drive i decided to use free space from my largest disk so i created a new 20gb partition for the installation of linux.

the installation failed and i was forced to re-write my mbr. i did this a number of times but never with such carelessnes. to re-write my mbr i use BootItng bootable disk (http://www.bootitng.com/). usually i just hit delete the linux partition and click on the windows partition, click "view mbr" and than "std mbr" and my mbr is repaired.

this time around i didn't pay attention and instead of hitting the 20gb linux partition i deleted the 180gb partition(used to be the 200gb partition)!!! unbeliavably stupid and careless. the partition is not formatted though. the filesystem was erased only i guess, nothing was deleted...

the deleted partition has about 3gb of really important stuff to me which i will do anything to get back. i know there is software which is supposed to be able to do this. can anyone reccomend anythin or perhaps share similar experiences? i'm really desperate, and i guess i'm even really morestupid.
 

A:HELP! undeleting a partition/recovering data!!

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Hello,

I will try keep this to a minimum, as i'm sure this should be easily solved....

Basically, new computer, setup windows XP on a 470GB drive, 75GB for the system, with the rest split into two. Due to an internal card reader, XP ended up as the H:\

Due to a problem when installingsome software, i attempted to change the system drive letter back to C:\ through the registry. Big mistake. long and the short of it is windows would no longerboot up.

At this point, booting to the windows xp setup, the only partition which showed was a 130GB unused partition.

Now, all i want to do is make the drive factory fresh. I can make the partitions work within windows (with this dodgy HD as a slave drive) and delete/create partitions etc. However, no matter ho much i format/delete/create partitions, when i load the windows XP setup, it only ever sees the 130GB partition.

i tried using the command

diskpart> clean

to no avail, i thought it would wipe it out, Can anyone advise me how to lose what ever config is stillon that hard drive and have it back abe to be partitioned/formatted etc within the windows setup CD

Many Thanks

Daniel
 

A:Partition/MBR problem (no data on drive)

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Can't delete my data partition or format it, any suggestions?

A:Can't delete my data partition or format it

More information would be useful as you haven't given us much.

SSD or spinner?

How many partitions?

Basic or dynamic?

What have you tried so far?

Have a look at this tutorial: Partition or Volume - Delete

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I was running win 7 with 4 partitions , thought to upgrade to win 10. While installing it didn't allowed me to install. I thought i can run diskpart clean on one partition, selected one volume and ran clean command, but it still cleaned all the partitions. Long story short, I cannot boot my OS until I install OS on freshly created single partition. I was told to use partition recovery apps like partition and mount software, Do I have to install OS on it anyways and once OS is installed, instal the partition and mount software for the recovery?

A:How can i recover lost partition and data in it

NO! Don't do anything that involves the hard drive at this point. You will need to use another computer to create a disk recovery boot disk from a recovery program and use that to boot the computer with the affected hard drive and then let the program do its thing.

This is the program I have used in the past, and I think Brink recommends it too:
[email protected] Partition Recovery restores deleted damaged volumes &amp disks. Freeware Data Recovery Software Toolkit

You can try this one for free, the company is a pretty good company, but I haven't used this software:
Free Partition Recovery Software - EaseUS Partition Recovery.

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Hello,

I am having a problem with my 400GB HDD not displaying correctly - it displays as 127GB - in a new install of Windows XP on a seperate drive.

My original setup was as follows:

* 400GB SATA HDD with Windows XP as the Operating System plus Data - Single Partition - NTFS.
* 300GB SATA HDD with purely data - Single Partition - NTFS.

I bought a new HDD today (SATA 320GB) and installed it in the PC. The original XP install saw it was installed and offered formatting options from Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management - no formatting options were taken.

I then installed Windows XP (non-SP2 install, SP2 has been installed afterwards along with Video Card and Motherboard drivers) to the new HDD without removing the old drives first.

The current state of the HDD are as follows:

* 300GB with purely data made it through unscathed and has all the data on it and is detected by the new install.
* 400GB drive is now showing as an unformatted 127GB drive under Windows XP.
* 320GB drive that Windows XP was newly installed to is also showing as 127GB but is formatted (NTFS) and has Windows XP installed - this I understand can be resized, but would prefer to get the data from the 400GB back before doing anything.

I've loaded an Ubuntu LiveCD and gnome partition manager shows the space on the 400GB HDD as unallocated, the 320GB having an NTFS partition of 127GB and the 300GB as NTFS (Full, as it should be showing).

I am unsure right now if all the ... Read more

A:Data/Partition Recovery (NTFS)

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Hi. I need help retreiving data from a hard drive with 3 partitions, all formatted with NTFS. They are labeled (C:), (D;), (E:) There is a second hard drive with one partition, also NTFS which is labeled (F:). I flattened the C: drive and reinstalled Windows XP-SP3. No problem with the installation and I can see folders/files on C:, D: and F:
If I use Admin Tools/Disk Management, I can all of the partitions, all are labeled "Healthy" and I can see data and free space in the correct proportions on all partitions, including the E: partition. However, I cannot access the E: partition, which is where most of my data is. If I use Windows Explorer and try to access the partition, it says, "E: is not accessable; Access is denied". Not good! I think I read somewhere that this is called something like Windows has not "mounted" the drive.
I think the problem is related to security. I shared on my network some of the folders on the E: partition before the Windows reinstall. I have looked everywhere in Windows to find some way to assume ownership of that drive/folders/files, but I can see nothing like that. Can anyone help me to recover this data? Thanks very much.
Steviejaeye

A:Healthy partition, cannot read data

Sounds like a permissions issue. If you are running XP Pro, you can access the permissions via <drive letter name> > Properties > "Security" and try to gain access.

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Hi,
Long question short - If I split a 160 MB partition that is almost full of existing data, is this data accessible within each partition, or is some/all of it lost? Thanks.
 

A:Existing data from split partition

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I'm a brand new Windows 7 user and very satisfied so far. I've created a Standard user account without password for use by visitors. I've already setup Parental Controls to limit access to programs. That seems to work well. My hard drive is divided into two partitions: C: and E: for OS/programs and data, respectively. I want to prevent visitors from accessing the E: (data) partition. Can anyone explain how to do that? Thanks
Pete

A:Lock out data partition to Visitors

Right-click on the drive in question > goto Properties > Security > Edit > Add, use the user name for the account you want to block, put check every box under "DENY".

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Any Ideas were I might find mydocuments or outlook email data after a restore using the none distructive restore from the HP partiton on a HP pavilion 630n. I had run AVG which found many viruses include system files which could not be healed so I used the nondestructive restore feature on that model. After I had run AVG I did a reboot and the computer did a check disk which proceeded to clean up the disk and indexes. No more Doc. or email.
 

A:HP lost data after restore from HP partition

Welcome to TSG....

You can take a look and see if you can find any directories that look like ones that this data should be in like documents and settings with a number after it that might be write protected and if found there might be your old data.

One thing you might consider in the future is baking up all of the important data on a regular basis. Backing up saves a lot of lost information.....
 

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If you are in a hurry and don't want to use any particular backup program to save your data, use Command Prompt. The command example is:

WBADMIN START BACKUP -backupTarget:F: -include:M:

Where M is the data partition you want to backup and F is the volume where you put the backup.

This is very fast backup method and the result is a Windows image containing a VHD of your data partition. That VHD can be attached via Disk Management > Action button and you can retrieve your data from the virtual volume in Computer.

You can do the same with any partition including the OS partition. Problem is that I have not yet found a method to restore a partition with this image. But attaching the VHD makes it suitable for data partitions.

A:A fast way to backup a data partition

Have you seen the Tech-Net resources? Wbadmin

Would this work?
wbadmin start recovery -version: (Enter version Date here) -itemType:Volume -items:F:

I'm not sure you would need to include M because it would already be included in the Volume; Right??
Wbadmin start recovery
Also: Wbadmin start systemstaterecovery Shows:
wbadmin start systemstaterecovery -version: (Enter version Date here)

Watch your spacing I included an extra space at -versionEnter version Date here) to stop the 7F server from creating the smiley.
This is what I got when I entered wbAdmin start recovery ? into an elevated CMD prompt, I believe the syntax error was caused by the "?" I added and it isn't needed.


Code:
C:\Windows\system32>wbAdmin start recovery ?
wbadmin 1.0 - Backup command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2004 Microsoft Corp.

ERROR - Command syntax incorrect. Error: ?. See the command
syntax below.

Syntax: WBADMIN START RECOVERY
-version:<VersionIdentifier>
-items:{<VolumesToRecover> | <AppsToRecover> | <FilesOrFoldersToRecover>}
-itemtype:{Volume | App | File}
[-backupTarget:{<VolumeHostingBackup> | <NetworkShareHostingBackup>}]
[-machine:<BackupMachineName>]
[-recoveryTarget:{<TargetVolumeForRecovery> | <TargetPathForRecovery>}]
[-recursive]
[-overwrite:{Overwrite | CreateCopy | Skip}]
[-notRestoreAcl]
[-skipBadClusterCheck]
[-noRollForward]
[-quiet]

Description: Run... Read more

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I was reformatting a friends Laptop with a new O/S. I backed up 680MB of pictures, documents onto my external Hard drive. I checked twice that the data was on there before reformatting. After I reformatted for some reason it won't let me access this file on my external H.D. It says no access to the F drive and says the file is empty. I am able to get into other files on the external just not this particular file. I tried using a program called Power Data recovery to find the files off the deleted C drive partition. It found some if not all of the files. However, when I go to access them it say's you can't get into the files or a word doc comes up in all these weird letters. I know my chances are slim to none here, but I guess you never know. What is my best option? Should I try and repair the files that were extracted from the Deleted partition. Repair the file on the External HD. I would really appreciate any suggestions or programs to help. Thanks.

A:Recovering Data from a deleted partition

Are we talking about Documents & Settings folders from another system?If so and you receive an "access denied" message...this is normal behavior and can be overcome by taking ownership of the files/folders on the new location.How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421 If you talking about something else...it sounds like time for recovery software of your choice.Louis

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Heloo,

i m Rahul, i need some help. i use window 7 Ultimate Edition , i have two Partitions in 320 HDD, d drive is encrypted by bitlocker. after some time i access this drive its give me wizard , drive is not formated. i formated the drive. after that my data is lost.

Please help me if u have any Idea or any software to recover my Data.

Thanks
 

A:I need Help to Recover Data from Formated Partition

If it was a Bitlocker drive and you formatted it, you can kiss the data good-bye.
 

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Hi All,

Vista Home Premium. I am giving my grandson my older laptop. I originally set it up with another partition for D: drive where I store all of my personal stuff. I want to leave installed programs I have bought over the years for him to use so I do not want to do a clean Vista install.

If I just delete that D: partition and expand the C: partition to use all the disk space, how likely is it that stuff could be un-erased in the deleted partition?

I don't mean DOD or FBI safe, just do not want to make it easy to un-erase personal stuff like letters and spreadsheets. I really don't think he would do it, but there may be kids at college who may also use the computer, them I don't trust.

Thanks
 

A:Deleting partition, how secure is data?

It can be recovered until overwritten. You can write zero's to it with Eraser. You can also use it to wtite zero's to all the free space on the system drive so that all the deleted files will be overwritten, too.

It's far more likely that data can be recovered from the system partition from temp files, browser caches, innumerable registry entries, the page and hibernation files, and index.dat files. It is almost impossible to remove all that without reinstalling Windows.

But the chances are slim. My experiences of working on college campuses is that their IT departments are in very little danger of actually fixing anything, never mind finding lost data. And just because they are in college doesn't mean they are computer savvy. Only dedicated hackers would be able to find your stuff.
 

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Need advice on Windows 7 64 install/HDD setp - separate partition for data?
Background, ect:
- 500GB HDD (Dell Laptop)
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- Main goal: Backup/Restore versatility and ease, as well as performance considerations
--> I frequently install a lot of software and want a simple way to restore os if software slows down or conflicts with system...

* First, not quite 100% clear on some basic fundamentals...
Q1) Do programs get installed on boot partition or data partition?
Have read some guides that are suggesting programs go with data partition.
Wouldn't that defeat the purpose of isolating user data so OS could be restored easily?

Q2) With 500GB (notebook) and 750gb usb back up device
What sizes would you guys recommend I make the partitions?
Q2a) Is there ANY way to resize a given partition if running out of space on one of the two? (Use backup maybe to restore following repartition? Lotta hassle, no?)

Q3) Windows 7 Disk management capable and ideal to handle partition jobs?
If not, what software do you recommend and why?
* I do have access to Acronis Disc Director and Paragon disc manager

THANKS!!!

A:Win 7/HDD setup- separate partition for data?

Welcome coldengrey

Check this

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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I first came to this site because my computer kept freezing after 5 mins of being on. I tried to follow the advice in previous posts, but my screen would freeze before I could complete anything. After using up all my cuss words, I finally opened up the console to take a look. The memory card I had installed wasn't completely seated in its slot. So the best first advice seems to be: Make sure it is plugged in. After that the #%@* thing worked for over half an hour before freezing again.
Sorry for the long story; I really do have a question. What can I try next?
Also, I accidentally used up every byte of RAM on my C drive, which caused all sorts of problems that I do not want to have again. Can I partition my D drive (labeled Data) so that some of the 90% free space can be used by the C drive?
 

A:Solved: Can I Partition Data Drive?

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I have a simpletech external HDD on a HP deskPro CPU running Windows XP. I also have Partition Magic 8.0 installed.Incident: I hooked up the external drive to my Windows 7 machine to create a backup drive. The partition ended up wiping the other partitions on the HDD. I immediately pulled the plug on the external drive. I hooked the drive up to my XP system and lost the other partitions and have PqRP as a partition now. How do I reverse the process and recover my old partition which, has photos dating back to when I first purchased the external drive? message edited by Dale2

A:How to recover data from PqRP partition

No, it's not that the drive and windows 7 were on different types of partitions. Apparently powerquest thought you wanted to resize the partition and the pqrp it created was an intermediate step.Check post # 5 here:http://club.myce.com/f3/partition-m...for explanation of using PTEDIT to possibly recover it. Powerquest is part of symentac now so you can download it from symantec's FTP site:ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/tools/pq/utilities/There's a ptedit and ptedit32. Ptedit is the dos version and ptedit32 is for use in windows NT

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Hi everyone,

A friend of mine has a 2TB Western Digital Elements hard drive with 100GB free on it. He purchased a Mac so cannot write to the NTFS formatted 2TB Elements. I offered to copy his data out, repartitioned it as exFat so that both Mac and Windows can read and write to it.

Windows report that the drive has 100GB left but when I copied the files, it copied only 812GB. I made the bad assumption that the Windows backup took up the rest of the space and since my friend did not need it, I will just not worry about it.

After repartitioning the drive and formatting it as exFat, I copied the important directories back. I noticed that many of the directories that I copied have very little or no data in them. A file which I googled to be Windows backup binary file, which I did not copy back to the 2TB is itself 760GB. This means I copied only 50GB of data. Yikes!

I unplugged the drive so that no more data will be written to it in hope that I can recover at least some of the data. My friend is having an anxiety attack at the moment... because he does a lot of music writings; his scores and voices are what he wanted back.

Is there a way to recover files from a repartitioned drive that has been repartitioned and formatted twice?

* Original is NTFS with 1.8TB of data
* Reformatted via Mac OS to their Extended (journaled) format by accident. [that created three partitions]
* Repartioned via Windows to one big drive and formatted it as exFat.
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A:Recover data from multiple re-partition?

You could try using Recuva -- as far as I know, it's still free.

The best data recovery apps I've used come from Runtime Software. You can download, install them and run them for free to do a search of the drive. You can then look at the results to see what they found. But to actually save the files, you have to purchase them -- and last time I checked, it was around $70 for RecoverMyFiles.

Oh, and you would have to connect the drive you want to recover to a working PC -- as you obviously can't install apps on the drive itself.

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I will use this partition as example. I made 50GB partition on my new hard drive why does it only show 49.9GB instead of 50GB? It&#8217;s small amount of missing data, but would like to find out what is happening. The same situation also applies to my other partitions on my new hard drive.

But when I look at my old hard drive partitions using My Computer / Properties which is attach to the same computer it gives me correct amount of data on the partitions. Example would be 100GB not 99.9. These partitions on my old hard drive were setup when I was installing Windows XP several years ago. I would appreciate anyone's help and advice.
 

A:Solved: Partition and missing data

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My wife's laptop drive died. Replaced the drive and restored a backup, so that PC is back up and running.

However, there are some files on the old drive that were created/changed after the last backup.

Plugging her drive into an external SATA mount I see the following is Windows Explorer:
E: System (nothing in it) -- I did run CHKDSK /F on it, and completed (with Bad Sectors
F: HP Tools (fully accessible)
G: Local Disk (Hangs any time I try to access, either thru Win Explorer or CMD prompt
H: Recovery (fully accessible)

Anything I can do possibly using shareware/freeware to possibly restore the data from G:? Most of the stuff I can likely get elsewhere, (e.g. outbox attachments). So not going to spend $$$ on the data recovery company or expensive software...

A:Recovering data from a dead partition

F disk... most likely HP drivers... you're not interested in it.
H disk... restore to factory defaults... you're not interested in it.

E disk. Is that supposed to be the old WIN& disk called C?
G disk: some data disk.

Download and install Partition Wizard Free Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online . Run it. Post screenshot so I can see E, F, G and H

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I recently clean installed Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, and created a separate data partition on the same drive as the system partition, as well as a second internal disk devoted solely to data. I've only saved data to the second disk, but over the past 2 weeks, the data partition on the first one has gone from 74.8 GB free out of 74.9 GB, down to 73.9 GB free. I haven't saved a single file to it, but it's lost 1 GB of space. Any ideas? Thanks.

A:Space disappearing on data partition

What kind of data is it? I mean the one taking up space on your data partition.

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Bought an ASUS UL30A laptop a few years ago with Windows 7 OEM. There is no drive for CD's or DVD's and I do not have an external optical drive. The default setup is 485GB worth of space on the SATA for the OS and a 15GB recovery partition.
Over time I noticed that some programs (or portions of them anyway) were showing up in the recovery partition and if memory serves me, almost the entire 15GB of space on that partition was used. Now when I click on properties of the Recovery partition it shows that only 107MB of space is used and 14.8GB is free space. I have absolutely no idea what happened to all of the 'programs' and other data that was on that partition but it's as if that partition was formatted (which I did not do).
My basic question is this: This OEM notebook with no recovery discs and no way of playing them has 107MB of data and it's for Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable. One other .exe (SIW.exe) is in a Programs folder, but that's it. I run CCleaner every week just to get rid of cookies, clean the cache of the browsers, etc., but that's it. No program runs on a maintenance schedule and am at a complete loss as to what happened to that recovery partition (nothing was lost on the partition that contains the OS). Any ideas on what MAY have happened and is there anything I can do to get the Recovery OS data back? Though I do not have discs, I do have the following info from small keyfinder program:

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A:Possible loss of data on Recovery Partition

Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder... didn't find the key for reinstall!! The product key is on a Certificate Of Authenticity (COA) sticker on laptop. Please find it.... and don't post it!

Why didn't you make a recovery drive on usb stick?

You don't need the recovery partition at all! You only need a valid product key. Clean Install Windows 7

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Hi! I need Help,
Here it Goes i have two Hard drives,one had a c:,d: other a F: what my brother did is he accidentally deleted the d: data partition.now the XP pro lost almost all operations what should i think do to get the Xp pro restore back to normal. nothing is on the pc. . and he put another OS xp home on it it had now a dual os.how can get rid of Xp home? and the my drive F: is not on the my computer how can i get it back?
Pls.Help
THANKS
 

A:Aciidentally deleted data partition

What had the data partition been used for (installed programs, files etc)? Does Windows XP Pro itself still work?

As for getting rid of XP Home, the only option really is to format it (again).
 

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I was running on Windows XP SP2 working fine for me. Last week when I connected to the internet while browsing may be some virus came into it and my Laptop (Acer Aspire 5050) start malfunctioning. I decided to install windows XP SP2 again, while installing it started formatting my hard drive without prompting for it in the mean while it got restarted and I lost my whole data. I again repartitioned it and install windows XP some how.

I have tried many softwares for recovering data like GetdataBack for NTFS, Badcopy and Ontrack.

Can any one tell me which is the best software for recovering lost data from HDD.
 

A:Data Recovery from lost Partition

Do not double-post.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/666204-hdd-data-recovery-lost-partition.html
 

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Hi,

I was using 250 GB hard disk. Now attached 800GB New hard disk. Both hard disks are showing perfectly. Now i want to copy all data from old hard disk to new hard disk.

For example my "OLD D drive was 50 GB" and "New D Drive is 100 GB" So i want to copy all the data from old d drive to new one. I tried to use "Disk Clone" software. but it was saying partition should be equal. And than i tried "Backup software" so it made whole D drive back with the file name "backup.PBD" .

I can go to old D drive and select all , than copy all the data. And than open new hard disk partition D drive and paste. but it is taking too much time, and not sure it will copy all the data. Or it will give error after few hours. So i want to use software for it.

Your help will be appreciated. Thanks.

Best Regards,
Farrukh Hussain
Http://www.websolpro.com
 

A:Solved: Copy data from one partition to another

Hi, have you tried the program super copier.

Its still copy and paste but its better and has more functions then the regular windows copier.
 

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I have a separate Data partition in Windows7. I can access this data partition from Windows8. But every time I do, I get permission problems when I go back into Win7 and want to access the data from there. How can I avoid that.

A:Permission problems with Data partition

Try to get the ownership of that drive from inside Windows 7 and redefine the permissions. There must be an account with a strange name (S-0.....), probably the Windows 8 entry, dont delete it.

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I was reformatting a friends Laptop with a new O/S. I backed up 680MB of pictures, documents onto my external Hard drive. I checked twice that the data was on there before reformatting. After I reformatted for some reason it won't let me access this file on my external H.D. It says no access to the F drive and says the file is empty. I am able to get into other files on the external just not this particular file. I tried using a program called Power Data recovery to find the files off the deleted C drive partition. It found some if not all of the files. However, when I go to access them it say's you can't get into the files or a word doc comes up in all these weird letters. I know my chances are slim to none here, but I guess you never know. What is my best option? Should I try and repair the files that were extracted from the Deleted partition. Repair the file on the External HD. I would really appreciate any suggestions or programs to help. Thanks.
 

A:Extracting Data from a deleted partition!

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I have an SSD with my OS and system files (page file, etc) on it, and a 1TB HDD split into two partitions.(D and E) The 1TB is going on 5 years old so I was going to clone it to a 2TB drive, I would like to merger those two partitions into one though. I have programs installed on both partitions Was not sure if it was possible, and/or if I should do it before or after the clone.

(replacing hdd because this morning I came in to see my computer showing that there was no D and E drive. reboot brought them back thankfully, but since it is 5 years old, I figured I better replace it.)

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Since we now have W7's create disc image (new to me as I knew nothing about W7 as I had XP previously), is there any reason whatsoever to keep your data off the C: partition?

Since you can backup the whole smash (meaning, if all your data is on C: and you create disc image C:, it DOES backup 100% of C drive, correct), who cares where you data is any more? Obviously, this implies you keep a short-term backup of your whole C: drive. However, you do need another partition to back up TO, so you'd still need another HD partition (or use a dead-slow USB2 external thumb/HD).

Comments?

A:Dumb Q re: keeping your data OFF the C: (OS partition)

Assuming you're getting quality backups (that you've tested, of course.. ) there is no reason for a separate data partition.

However...
If the backup file(s) or image(s) become corrupt...or if you have a physical drive/mechanical failure, then you'd be at a loss.

I keep my data on a second HDD and once every month or so backup what's important to me (mainly pictures from over the years) to a few DVDs.

Just good practice.

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Greetings everyone,

I'm having quite a bit of bad luck at backing up data from a WD My Book Essential. I had a feeling something was faulty, so I started backing up my data. The hard disk in it was 1TB, and lets say about 450 GB of it was used.

I started copying everything, and about 50% went smoothly. Normal speed, no hickups. Then the drive started randomly dying and rebooting. It would copy for a number of minutes, then stopped as if the drive had been unplugged, and then poped up again after a few seconds. After a while, I just couldn't access it anymore. I had a feeling something might be wrong with the case.

So I disassembled it, and took the hard drive out. I plugged it into my computer, and it's recognized, but the capacity of it is showing up as unallocated in Computer Management.



Disk 0 is my main hard disk, split into two partitions, and Disk 1 is the drive in questions.

Right now I'm running TestDisk and it will take till morning to analyse all 121600 cylinders. I'm wondering what my next step(s) should be if the scan comes up empty? Should I try to use any other software to recover the partition, or should I use something to try to recover the files?

Thank you in advance for any tips and ideas.

A:Backing up data, need to recover partition

The typical advice is to first try to recover the partition and if that fails to then try to recover individual files.

You may as well download Western Digital utilities to see if it fails. Maybe you have a warranty claim? I think there is a short test and a longer one.

I'm no expert on recovery and can't give you specific advice.

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Greetings everyone,

I'm having quite a bit of bad luck at backing up data from a WD My Book Essential. I had a feeling something was faulty, so I started backing up my data. The hard disk in it was 1TB, and lets say about 450 GB of it was used.

I started copying everything, and about 50% went smoothly. Normal speed, no hickups. Then the drive started randomly dying and rebooting. It would copy for a number of minutes, then stopped as if the drive had been unplugged, and then poped up again after a few seconds. After a while, I just couldn't access it anymore. I had a feeling something might be wrong with the case.

So I disassembled it, and took the hard drive out. I plugged it into my computer, and it's recognized, but the capacity of it is showing up as unallocated in Computer Management.



Disk 0 is my main hard disk, split into two partitions, and Disk 1 is the drive in questions.

Right now I'm running TestDisk and it will take till morning to analyse all 121600 cylinders. I'm wondering what my next step(s) should be if the scan comes up empty? Should I try to use any other software to recover the partition, or should I use something to try to recover the files?

Thank you in advance for any tips and ideas.

A:Backing up data, need to recover partition

The typical advice is to first try to recover the partition and if that fails to then try to recover individual files.

You may as well download Western Digital utilities to see if it fails. Maybe you have a warranty claim? I think there is a short test and a longer one.

I'm no expert on recovery and can't give you specific advice.

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