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Help me recover....?, Partition Deleted, Help Me Recover It

By kelsmit3093
Oct 10, 2005
  1. I was installing a fresh copy of Windows, when I wasnt paying attention and accidentally deleted the wrong partition(which was my full 80g hard drive that has everything on it!!). Luckily, I noticed what I had done BEFORE I formatted it. So now the partition is an unpartitioned 80g, and I installed a fresh copy of xp on the RIGHT hard drive i meant to install it on in the first place! Can anyone help me? That hard drive is very important to me, and I know there has to be a way to get it back. For right now I am leaving the unpartitioned drive alone until I get some feedback. So if anyone can help, suggest a EASY to use program, or give any support, IT WOULD BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED! Thankyou very much!
     
  2. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 1,267

    Partition undelete

    Have a look at TestDisk
     
  3. kelsmit3093

    kelsmit3093 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Thanks for replying and giving me some input. I downloaded the program and I tried to run it, but I don't understand it at all. And am I going to have to have an extra 80gb of space on another drive in order to recover all the data? Because I don't have that space. Any help there? Thanks again! I appreciate it! :eek:
     
  4. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 1,267

    The answer to not enough space for the data is easy - hook up another drive. If you can't understand it then hopefully somebody else will come up with an easier solution.
     
  5. lukeyu

    lukeyu TS Rookie Posts: 70

    you can use partition recovery software - partition table doctor to recover patition. see: http://www.ptdd.com

    or you can use file recovery software - datarecoverywizard to recover file.
    see: http://www.easeus.com
     
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Ranish partition manager is able to display changes to the partition table in realtime - with basic knowledge about disks and partitions you could restore the deleted entry easily.

    That is i you have the knowledge or the will to research.
     
  7. lukeyu

    lukeyu TS Rookie Posts: 70

    Greetings,
    You can try data recovery software: Partition Table Doctor
    These tools helped me, so give it a try. Really awesome soft!

    http://www.ptdd.com
     
  8. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    I don't know if paragon PM will help with a 3rd party recovery ,but worth a mention.
    you will need a 80 gb space to get back data
     
  9. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    Active@Partition Recovery is a great utility which (from my experiences) can always repair this kind of problem.
     
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