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Cab Data Be Recovered From Partitioned Drive

Q: Cab Data Be Recovered From Partitioned Drive

I Think After Reinstalling Windows Xp A Created A Partition, That Now Wont Let Me Access My Files. Is This Possible? Can They Be Accessed?

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A: Cab Data Be Recovered From Partitioned Drive

Files?.... as in system files...or personal files....?
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Hello Everyone help advice needed please I have a HP laptop that had TB c drive i from Drive Hard Data been thats Recover Faulty partitioned partitioned it into two further drives Drive E and Drive F both had been assigned a drive letter weeks ago my laptops hard drive became faulty and i sent it off to repair with Knowhow I asked my data to be recovered before they put in a new one So what they did was only save what was on my C drive which was hardly anything and NOTHING of my other two important drives Recover Data from Faulty Hard Drive thats been partitioned E F was saved at all I phoned them up and spoke to the IT section and they said they will send the faulty hard drive back and for me to return it back to them via the store with an external hard drive so it can be recovered so what i want to know is can the data be recovrerd as EVERYTHING was saved on those two drives I have been told various things One said it cant be recovered because the main C drive was partitioned and someone else said it can be i do regular backups but since begining of this year i have not been able to as i was hospitalised in ICU and everything i did before that i didnt manage to backup and now i fear all that has been lost can anyone reassure me that it will be recovwred

A:Recover Data from Faulty Hard Drive thats been partitioned

As long as the 3 partitions where not over-written by "Knowhow" the data should all be intact and readable to the extent that the drive is readable..

when you get your old HDD back - purchase a HDD to USB external adapter - and you should be able to access the data..
to copy it over to another HDD > that is what they are going to do..
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I can't believe it. I stayed up for a marathon study session last night and before calling it a night I decided to burn & install a new linux distro. (bad decision. I should've just called it a night) I booted up from the dvd and started the install process. Just after committing to the repartition I realized that the primary hdd was offline and the linux installer was writing to an external hdd. I halted the process immediately by switching off power, but after reconnecting the primary hdd and rebooting the external drive, the external drive was inaccessible. I booted up from a copy of 'System Rescue CD', and though I could see the partitions on the drive, the file system was inaccessible.

My question: Is there any way I can recover any of the data on the external hdd? If so, how? THX.

A:Can data be recovered from ext drive after aborted repartition?

It can't be said often enough (apparently). Any file you expect to keep must be backed up. All hard drives will fail unless they are not used.

Your chances of success are probably not too bad. If you're lucky, you may even get half of your files back.

Commercial tools are probably best, but Recuva and Testdisk are free ones to try. If neither of them sees anything at all, you may as well forget it, or try a trial of GetDataBack.

Testdisk (for Windows)
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A:Success! Failed hard drive data recovered!!

Well done, I am very impressed.
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Hello Recently bought a new Laptop D External files Change Partitioned Hard to back up from Drive Drive? and went through all the setting up process one of which was Change back up files from D Partitioned Drive to External Hard Drive? Windows back up At the time I just went for the partitioned drive option but after a week I've decided to buy an external Hard drive for my back ups instead My questions are Can I easily change the destination of the back up files Do I just delete everything on Drive D once I'm backing up to an external Hard Drive or will Windows give me this option when I change to external Hard Drive The Back up is done on a schedule so how do I get on when the date passes Will it ask me to plug my external Hard Drive in the next time I boot up Finally I'd like to back up our Desktop too running on Vista Can I just partition the external Hard Drive and keep our laptop and Desktop backed up on the same hard drive Cheers Matthew

A:Change back up files from D Partitioned Drive to External Hard Drive?

Hi Matthew -

You don't need to partition the HD to keep your different backups on it.

The WindowsImageBackup file needs to be named only that and in the root of the external to reimage from the booted DVD or Repair CD, however you can click on it to see which PC it is for.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Backup User and System Files

I don't like the way Win7 file backup works so I drag the active User folder from each computer here to external once per month, then update the backup image every few months. You may decide to go Manual after trying the automated backup, since you'll need to move the external to catch the backup anyway.
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long story short i deleted the partition on my 2ND HDD (not os hdd) while formatting my c drive to install windows xp again.
now xp is up to date, sp3 and i cant see my 2nd hdd under my comp is it possible to recover my data that WAS stored on there???

stupid noob error i no

many thansk in advance


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I used a data recovery software to recover data from an external harddrive and was able to find most of the missing data, but now when I try to open those files (mostly WORD, EXCEL, and jpg photos), I receive a dialog box asking me to "select the encoding that makes your file readable". No matter what I select, the files are just a jumbled mess of characters.

If anyone has any suggestions how I might access this recovered data, I would be grateful.

Thanks you!

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A:Can my data be recovered with software?

Recovery Software

Try this one:
It is free for up to four folder down, ie
C:\Documents and Setting\UserName\My Documents\My Pictures
1,2,3,4 folders down

Here are a lot free ones to choose from
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A:HDD crashed, recovered raw data I think?

Which software did you use? .gho is the file extension for Symantec 'Ghost' system image files.........
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A:System Restore XP Pro - Data not recovered

Use this aplication here:'s free, and it should do the job for you.If you need help running it, let me know and I will walk you through it. The directions with it are pretty good though, so I don't think you will have any problems.
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A:problem with data recovered FILES

Files are stored in many blocks all over a drive. Recovery programs try to locate all those blocks in order to recover the files. Sometimes they only find some of those blocks that haven't been overwritten, but that doesn't mean enough blocks were found to put all the necessary pieces together to open and read the file. There's really nothing more you can do at this point.
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Can anyone help as this is driving me mad and endless hours searching the internet


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A:Partitioned Drive

install to your d drive
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A:Partitioned Drive

Instead of removing the partition and reuniting the two virtual drives, why not just use the second drive for your documents, backups and other things you wouldn't want virusses or malware to affect.

I have my main drive partitioned into three virtual drives and have never lost a program, had data corrupted, etc although I have had to reload the main op system before. I have the first for Win 200 Pro, the second for all other programs other than the Windows op system group, and the third for data (my documents, pictures, music, etc.)
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A:Partitioned drive goes bad!

if the drive is a working drive, just make sure the boot drive is set to master and set the other to slave and u should beable to drag the pics. from one drive to the other with no problems.
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To me it's just disappeared into thin air...

Hopefully somebody can help!


It seems to me as if its unallocated.

A:Cannot see partitioned drive?

sH1fty1985, can you go to the Start menu, right click Computer go to Manage, on the left side, select Disk Management Inside there, do you see your 350GB Unallocated disk space?
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A:Partitioned drive?

BTW, I'm running Windows ME on a Sony laptop.
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does this mean my drive is partioned?

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I went into computer management and storage. I can see the half with my files, but the other part is listed as unallocated and does not show up under 'My Computer".

How can I make this part of my hard drive accessable?


A:Partitioned Hard drive - can only see part of drive

Create an extended partition in the unallocated space.
Then create a logical drive in the new partition and format with ntfs.
Once finished you should be able to use the partition.
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A:How Can I Combine Recovered Data From 2 Hard Drives?

I'm guessing this is a RAID 0 configuration?

If both drives are still functioning you should be able to recover at least most of the data..

Recovering data from each drive separately will be a very long winded process and trying to 'patch' the data back together will be difficult.

I think you will be better of buying an enclosure which can take both drives at the same time. Or you may get away with two separate enclosures used at the same time. Then try programs which claim to be able to recover data from raid 0.

Your best option here is to try lots of different recovery programs (some will be able to 'find' data others can't). Googling will give you lots of results of recovery programs.

You will also find lots of sites giving their suggestions on how you can recover from raid 0 eg

RAID 0 is for increased performance and increases the chance of an error causing loss of data. With all data, no matter what configuration you have, if it's important you should back it up.

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Started getting this message at every boot:
One of the files containing the system's registry data had to be recovered by use of a log or alternative copy. The recovery was successful.
Thank you for your expertise on this.

A:One of the files containing the system's registry data had to be recovered

Check in the Event Viewer to see what errors occurred, especially during the time period surrounding the last shutdown.
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Why have I got 2 drives Do I need both

A:partitioned hard drive

If you mean from the factory, your "everyday" drive, usually C: is what you're using. The D: retores your computer to the way you received it. Other letters would be for other drives like your optical drive.
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A:partitioned drive problems?

If you right click on My Documents>properties, you can move it over to the D drive.

Windows can get very bloated, but cleaning it up is an advanced skill.

Another tip is create a My Programs folder on the D drive, uninstall programs then reinstall to D

You'll need about 6 gigs free to effectively defrag C

Have you run disk cleanup?
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Would it be better to use the Recovery partition to reinstall and if so will it reformat Drive C during the process, leaving me with a single, non-partitioned drive. I suppose it doesn't really matter since I can always partition the drive after installation.

Thank you in advance for your time and any assistance provided.


A:Reinstall Win 7 to a partitioned drive?

It depends whether you have a recovery disc or a Windows DVD.

If it is a recovery disc it would have the same effect as using the recovery partition, i.e. your hard drive will be formatted and the computer will be put back to its factory state.

If you have a Windows DVD, then you can reinstall Windows on the C drive without affecting your existing disk layout.
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A:How to image a partitioned OS drive to SSD

it is actually very simple:

1. Shrink your C partition on your current HDD to a little smaller than the SSD you plan to install - e.g. 58GB for a 60GB SSD (both binary numbers).

2. Attach the SSD via USB and create a partition and align the SSD at the same time: SSD Alignment

3. Make an image of your shrunk HDD partition to an external disk. All the instructions are here: Imaging with free Macrium Do not forget to burn the Linux recovery disk. You will need that later.

4. Install the SSD and disconnect all your HDDs.

5. Boot from the Recovery disk you burnt in step #4 (change the boot sequence temporarily to CD/DVD in the BIOS). Mark the partition as active and restore the MBR (check the steps on my video. Also read the Warning in the pink field of the tutorial)

6. After you rebooted from the recovery, check everything out and then shut everything down (including electricity) and reattach your HDDs. Set the boot sequence permanently in the BIOS Setup to boot from the SSD.

Note: should you have a 100MB active boot partition on your current HDD, then post back. The procedure is a bit more complicated in that case.
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Thanks again for your help.


A:Partitioned Hard Drive

System manufacturer and model?

When using a recovery/restore disk to reinstall Windows...the instructions, explanation, etc. for how that all works...are determined by the system manufacturer.

Some such disks also utilize an additional partition on the hard drive (which they created during the install of XP) which is necessary in order for the recovery/restore mechanism to function properly.

You would have to consult either your system documentation (owner's manual) or the manufacturer's website...for specifics regarding such.

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I have a friend who s computer has to drive, remove Partitioned need partitions on it He has no clue how they Partitioned drive, need to remove got there and I have zero knowledge of partitions His C drive Partitioned drive, need to remove has like gb and is full his G drive has the most and I think it s like gb and then he also has an H and an I Someone who was quot trying to fix it quot copied the C drive and pasted it to all the other drives which didn t do anything except well make copies of everything I spent a couple hours Partitioned drive, need to remove and just went through folder after folder and made one quot KEEP quot folder and cut pasted everything into it He went and bought a portable hard drive and we ll move everything over to it for safe keeping while we try to get those partitions out My question is would it just be easier to reformat the whole thing I have all of his docs and pictures which is the biggest thing for him He has a Sony set and has a repair disk and his WinXP number I have a OEM WinXP disk so should I just go into the bios have the computer boot to the CD first then do a repair or reformat And at what point do I remove those partitions nbsp

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so i just deleted my d drive which was partitioned and there is this unallocated space and right now i want to restore that space back to the c drive so that there isnt 2 local drives and just one c drive with the 100gb not 2 local drives that are 50gb . if that makes any sense at all. may someone please help me =]]

A:deleting partitioned drive.

You need software that can handle that, Windows can't naitively do that. An example would be Partition Magic, a Free example would be gparted.
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My hard drive is partitioned C: and F:. Will a clean install of 7 over XP currently installed on C: mess with my F: drive?? In other words can I save all my stuff to F:??

A:Hard drive partitioned

No.. Your F drive will be just fine... nothing will change, your data is safe..
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A:partitioned D Drive almost full

On my computer (a GateWay), the d: partition is a system partition with the original factory settings and operating system of Windows. It's there in case the operating system in use gets corrupted... during bootup, you hit some special key and it gives you the option of restoring the data from the d: partition to the c: partition. I think it's called a system 'Recovery' partition. My d: partition is nearly full because it has to store a lot of data. If I were you, I'd leave the d: partition alone since it sounds like a recovery partition and could be useful in the future if your computer gets really really messed up. If you need more space, consider installing a second hard drive.
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kspero said:

Is there a way to re-allocated drive space (from one partition to another) with re-installing XP?

I have a C & D partitioned drive, with much to spare on D as my C drive is almost depleted (factory config). Can this be done 'live'?

Thanks... KeithClick to expand...

Hi Keith
It sounds to me you have the recovery files on D
1 Hard drive only exists in your machine yes?
As far as I'm aware you will need Partition Magic to alter the partition sizes.
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Get back with more info on my questions.
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A:OUT OF SPACE on partitioned Hard Drive!

Hi... welcome to TSG
I have tried moving programs from C to D, but I don't know if I am doing it right, because it just looks like it is copying them over to D instead of moving them thereClick to expand...

If it copies it onto your D drive, then why not simply delete the original from the C: drive?

if you drag and drop to another drive, windows will (by default) copy it there. if you want it to simply move it wthout cpoying it, then use your right-mouse button and use the cut/paste commands. when you use the cut command, it still copies it but it will automatically delete afterwards

by the way... while there is no problem moving files.... in most cases you cannot copy a program over to another drive. you will have to uninstall it and reinstal onto the D: drive

your partitions are a good setup, but your C: drive should only have windows on it, your D: drive should have everything else. when you install any programs from now on make sure that you direct the instal onto the D: drive
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A:moving programs to other partitioned drive

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A:partitioned drive/ technical questions

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A:Question about partitioned hard drive

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A:Two operating systems and a partitioned drive

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A:Cloning: destination drive not being partitioned!

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A:32 bit or 64 bit version on a partitioned hard drive

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A:What is the best method to backup my C/D partitioned drive

Tut for creating a system image: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

And one for a system image recovery: System Image Recovery

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A:Moving Files in Partitioned Drive

Davidlaw69 said:

My hard drive is partitioned in to C; and D: files. My C file is almost full, and my D drive (which is the bulk of the drive) is nearly empty. I want to transfer files (such as program files) from the C drive to the D drive to free up space on the C drive. How can I do this?

Thanks.Click to expand...

(such as program files)

Are you referring to C:\Program Files? If so the answer is NO. You can't move program files and have them operational. As for the rest of the data that you have stored away the answer is yes. Just drag & drop into the "D" drive.
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A:windows not shwing the partitioned drive

In order to give accurate answers, we will need more detailed information.

Please provide us with the Operating System (win98, me, 2K, XP) and the configuration of the hard drives and if they're IDE or SCSI.

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A:Partitioned laptop hard drive

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