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i want recover my windows hard disk ntfs partition ?

Q: i want recover my windows hard disk ntfs partition ?

guys is there any software to recover hard disk ,if available please contact as soon as possible really i have need of it too much.

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Preferred Solution: i want recover my windows hard disk ntfs partition ?

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Hi everyone, I've a disk in a laptop (XP NTFS with 3 partitions) that is failing to boot so I've placed it in a caddy and attempted to access it on my Windows 7 PC.

When it's connected it prompts me to initialise device first (which I suspected it would do).

I've managed to access partitions to some degree using a diag mount utility http://hddguru.com/software/2007.05....ind-and-Mount/ but where the data is stored it won't let me change the permissions, reporting the device is write protected when I attempt to re-assign full permission or ownership.

Having had a good look around for some software to access it and allow permission/ownership changing, I've not got that far and don't want to end up installing this and that.

Has anyone some suggestions how to access or can anyone recommend a utility so I can change the permissions/owner to get the data off?


A:accessing non bootable NTFS partition/s on USB Hard Disk

You can try booting from a live linux cd and accessing the data from there.

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I'm trying to set a 60 GB NTFS partition of a slave hard drive I have installed in my daughters WIN 98SE computer as shared so I can then see / share it fully from my own Win XP Pro computer which is fully networked with the WIN 98 SE machine. The network runs fine, drive sharing works fully with FAT32 partitions.

I can see the other FAT32 partition on the drive fully from the Win XP Pro machine, but cannot of course see the NTFS partition on the partitioned drive in the Win 98 machine. I cannot therefore of course share it using Win 98 SE as Win 98 SE does not of course recognise the partition.

The partition was shared and working when the hard drive was partitioned and formatted in my WIN XP Pro computer, but this sharing has not of course been retained when the hard disk was then moved into the Win 98SE computer.

If I can see the NTFS partition over the network but not locally, then I can have backup space on this shared drive that my daughter cannot see or corrupt from her WIN 98 SE FAT 32 computer. This would greatly enhance my backup capabilities and security.

The Question

Does anyone know of a simple way with software or a registry fix on the WIN 98 SE FAT32 machine to do this.

If I cannot do this then I shall simply convert the NTFS partition to FAT 32 with Partition Magic and do something like set it as shared with a password access.


Ceri Sheeran (Mr.)

A:Share NTFS Partition on slave hard disk in WIN 98SE Computer

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Hi everyone,

I have an external drive, size 1TB with a ntfs partition on it. Some linux tools told me, that the size of the drive is 2TB. I used to GParted to resize it. Everything looked fine and the drive was still accessible. After writing something on the drive, the drive became inaccessible both under Ubuntu and Windows 7.

I tried to rewrite the MBR table with fdisk to have it set back to 1TB, but I dont really know, what sector size would be correct.

I wanted to use chkdsk to repair the drive, but unfortunately the drive is recognized as a RAW drive.

Can someone help me to rewrite the MBR table with fdisk or suggest a tool which can repair the MBR?

Some output that may be helpful:

fdisk after I rewrote the MBR

$ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sde

Disk /dev/sde: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x44fdfe06

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sde1 63 1953525166 976762552 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
parted output:

$ sudo parted /dev/sde unit s print
Model: WD 10EACS External (scsi)
Disk /dev/sde: 1953525168s
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
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A:How to recover ntfs partition

jumanji is a whizz at this......I'll make him aware of this. Look for his reply.

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I am trying to create a Boot Disk for an NTFS or FAT Partition in Windows XP.

So far i have formatted my floppy disk, but im stuck on the next step!!

2. Copy the Ntldr and the Ntdetect.com files from the I386 folder on the Windows XP Setup CD-ROM, Windows XP Setup floppy disk, or from a computer that is running the same version of Windows XP as the computer that you want to access with the boot floppy.

I have found the Ntldr file and the Ntdetect.com file, but when i have copied them where do i paste them?? What do i do with them?

It then says:

Create a Boot.ini file (or copy one from a computer that is running Windows XP), and then modify it to match the computer that you are trying to access. The following example works for a single-partition IDE drive with Windows XP installed in the \Windows folder, but the exact value in the [operating systems] section depends on the configuration of the Windows XP computer that you are trying to access:
I have found the Boot.ini file on this windows XP computer, what do i do with this file once I have found it?

Can anybody break this down so that i can understand it alot more please ??

These are the steps I am trying to follow:

2. Copy the Ntldr and the Ntdetect.com files from the I386 folder on the Windows XP Setup CD-ROM, Windows XP Setup floppy disk, or from a computer that is running the same version of Windows XP as the computer that you want to access with the boot floppy.
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A:Boot Disk for an NTFS or FAT Partition in Windows XP

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i am becoming quite pissed.
a Western Digital hard drive i know is perfectly good, that was used as a windows 7 disk and had an automatic upgrade done on it but became problematic...
I have had to grab a spare drive, install linux and boot on that, then mount my problem WD drive to grab my data off of it.
I have done ntfsfix in linux on this problem WD hard drive,
now when i boot my good computer (which is running windows 10) and i have this problem WD hard drive as a slave, as my windows 10 boots it sees the WD hard and does a disk check on it which gets to 100%, and then my good computer running win10 I can see the problem 160gb WD drive in disk manager as disk #4 and it shows up under My Computer.
the drive in disk mgr shows as
- 100mb system reserved H:
- 148gb NTFS, Local Disk I:
- 450mb healthy (recovery partition)

In My computer I can open up H: and it shows empty.
I try to open I: and it won't open says it is not accessible access is denied.
From disk manager i right click on I: for properties - tools - check drive for errors, and this reports with "The disk check could not be performed because windows can't access the disk".

what do i need to do in windows 10 to access this partition?
I tried mounting it in windows 7 and had no luck either, but the drive will mount in linux and read/write all day long no problem.

A:windows 10 purposely corrupts ntfs partition on old disk, cannot mount

it's like when running windows 10 it purposely won't let you access a partition on another disk that has windows 10 on it.

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A:How to recover all my files from a NTFS formated partition ???

recover my files is a good lil program .

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Hello all. I've learned a lot from this place over the years but never had a reason to register. Unfortunately, I've got a serious problem on my hands now so I had to now. ;)

My Windows XP system crashed on Monday with a BSOD while playing a DVD. My hard drive had been running at near full capacity for a few weeks (I'm working on a new build) and I think that had something to do with it.

When I restarted the PC after the BSOD, I got an error "A Disk Read Error Occurred." So, I pulled the CMOS battery out, because this isn't the first time I've had start-up issues and that normally takes care of it. It did not. So I ran Windows repair console and did a chkdsk /r /p. That returned "The Volume Appears to Contain One Or More Unrecoverable problems." So, I ran Fixboot and then fixMBR. Both said they completed successfully, but neither worked. I still get the "disk read error" message.

I checked the hard drive using Hitachi's Drive Fitness Test (it is a Hitachi 160GB drive). That passed A-ok, no errors, no problems...the drive is not phsyically damaged or anything.

I've since made Ubuntu and Fedora Live CD's to try and access the drive to get the data from. Neither "sees" or mounts the drive (NOTE:I am NOT a Linux guy, I've had to read a lot of forums for help on how to do this).

Last night I booted with UBCD (Ultimate Boot CD - Overview) and started up Parted Magic. Parted Magic sees the drive as a NTFS drive, but sho... Read more

A:Recover files NTFS partition bad MFT won't load

run the hard drive makers diagnostic on the hard drive

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Hi guys!

I run Partition Magic in my windows 7 and windows restart but don't boot. I start using linux and could see partition and my files. I try fix boot using testdisk, but my partition turn in unallocated space! Now I can't see my partition nor my files! Can you help me?

A:I lost my NTFS partition. Now it is an unallocated space. How recover

Download the Paragon free try Rescue kit:
Rescue Kit Free Edition | PARAGON Software Group - free partition software, hard disk partitioning
Try the undelete partition option.
Paragon Rescue Kit Free Edition Free Download

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I accidentally deleted the NTFS partition on my win home premium 64bit hard drive... I now need to recover it, but all the tools out there you have to pay for it to make it work fully, please help... hard drive is blank :'(

A:SUPER URGENT! NTFS partition deleted, need to recover

Unfortunately, there is no way to recover it if it was your c drive. You will have to reinstall windows. Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Hi everyone i have a BIG!!! problem and could appreciate some advice or Help if possible,
I 'm using XP Pro Sp3 with installed Partition Magic 8.0 and have a USB Maxtor external HD with 2 partitions both NTFS .
Using Partition Magic 8.0 I converted 2 NTFS partitions i have on my USB Maxtor external HD, with one containing my Audio and other containing my Video.
Now the problem is after converting my partitions my files appeared to be ok only after to realize when trying to run them they where corrupt and when trying to copy them to another source get error massage "cannot copy: file and directory are corrupted and unreadable" http://www.techsupportforum.com/imag...4-dontknow.gif

i realise i am totally screwed, now i've screwed up a few times in my life http://www.techsupportforum.com/imag...4-thatsbad.gif But this one really beats em coz i have just lost my entire video & audio collection.http://www.techsupportforum.com/imag...lies/1-mad.gif

i would like to know weather i should convert back to NTFS from newly convert FAT32 to salvage my data, or is my best option to use data-recovery-software as an attempt to recover as much data as possible from new FAT32.

if so could somebody recommend a good data-recovery-software for this particular convert problem or recovery method like do i use easy data recovery methods or RAW data recovery methods in the software.

Any help would be appreciated..

A:Partition Magic converted NTFS to FAT32 undo/recover

Welcome to TSF....

You can convert from Fat32 to NTFS but not the other way around from NTFS back to Fat32. The only way to go back is to have a backup of the data preferably an image and then use that to reformat the drive Fat32 and then restore the image.

Fpr a data recovery program take a look at the following Google search apge it may help:


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Hello all.My recent purchase has developed a start error (bsod). I have tried using Windows system recovery, to restore the system to an earlier point, but it doesn't work. So I M contemplating a full factory system restore using hp's recovery image on the partition.My question is, can I install the fresh operating to a new ssd, and not the existing mechanical drive the PC came with?Advice and installation tips would be much appreciated.Mario.

A:Can I recover Windows 10 to a new hard disk?

Hi, Yes you can do a fresh install using Windows 10 installation media from the following link      https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/software-download/windows10 (Note: Using a tool to create the iinstalltion media). Now, use the media to install fresh Windows 10 on your computer. You need to use same version (Home) . During the installtion process, it will ask for a key, please SKIP and continue Windows 10 will automatically activate when you come online. The key is in the BIOS. Regards.

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Lenovo laptop G580I have created a Windows 10 recovery onto to a USB stick.I have replaced my faulty hard drive, but now I can't recover windows to the replacment hard drive.When starting up with the new hard drive installed I get the blue screen with "Choose Language Option"After choosing language I get the Troubleshoot or Turn off  optionWhen choosing the Troubleshoot option, I only get the optionsSystem Restore - use a restore point recorded on your PC to restore WindowsSystem Image Recovery - recover Windows using a specific system image fileI am not seeing the option Recover from a Drive, which should be there, I believe, from various Internet messages and posts I've seen Can anyone hlep please to get my laptop back up and running Windows 10 ? Geoff

A:Can't recover Windows 10 on to replaced hard disk

If you are not getting the Recover from Drive option, you must have missed selecting the option to "Backup system files to the recovery drive" when creating the Recovery drive, so you will have to download and create Windows 10 Installation Media to reinstall Windows 10 to you laptop.     Download Windows 10https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 When you get to the point where it asks for a Product Key, select the to skip  (or I do not have a key) option and Windows will automatically activate upon completion of the installation.  Unfortunately you will be starting clean, so any data will have to be restored from backup, and applications will have to be reinstalled.  FYI, If you do no have your data backed up, with luck you may still be able to recover it from the old drive if it just failed to boot from the drive, by mounting the drive into an external 2.5 inch USB enclosure, and copying off the the c:\users\<username> folders to your new HD.  Cheers, 

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Here's a mind bender for ya'll. I noticed the other day that I didn't have any restore points that I could go to......and when I tried to create a restore point it would not last through a bootup.
I also noticed that for some reason my hard disk became partitioned......I now have a "C" drive and a "G" drive. I DID NOT DO this on purpose....I don't know how it got there. Another mind bender.......the C drive is NTFS....the G drive is FAT32. I looked on the G drive and the contents seem to be the restore files. I'm not sure when this happened, but I do not remember there being a G drive before I installed a DVDRW. The computer works fine....other than the restore points.....oh yeah...it also won't start in safe mode.....it'll just freeze on the list of drivers when you try to start safe mode. It's a new Dell Dimension, 2.4 GHz, 768 MB RAM, 40 GB hard drive. I have called Dell and the little tech support person new almost nothing. So, I am writing to ya'll for help. I hope I don't have to do a refomat/restore, but if that's what's called for that's what I'll do.

A:NTFS/FAT/Disk Partition ??

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The computer[nt4.0 server with service pack 6a] was running fine with two physical hardisk both running on ntfs. Later when I installed the the modem i just couldnot install it. The modem was not detected and the system just stoped booting also. I installed a fresh nt 4.0 on the same primary hardisk formating it as fat. Instalation is sucessful. But the operating system cannot access the secondary hardisk which is ntfs. The disk manager shows the disk but says "partition unknow" although it is ntfs. When i open the file manager and try to access the secondary hard drive it says "drive is not readable. disk structure is curupt and unreadable".When I right click on the drive and i hit properties i do not see the sercurity tab. Since I have reinstalled the operating system the service pack right now is service pack 1.
I want to recover data from the secondary hardisk which I can not access please help.

A:ntfs partition is unknown by disk manager

Did you overwrite your original install? If not, you may be able to repair it. I would try to convert the current partition to NTFS, but that may not help. Partitions created by disk administrator can be difficult for another OS (other than the one that created it) to work with. You may be able to save the data using ghost to take a picture of the second partition, then wipe it out and re-create it and use ghost to replace the original data. That may work. Hope it helps.

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My company's computer needs to be patitioned and reformat. The system is still working well. I mean, nothing wrong with anything (weird huh?). Ok the hard disk just need to be 'split'. I mean, make drive C & D on the hard disk. I know how to do that... easy... Then the HD need to be formatted & reinstall windows XP. Ok, easy too..

But the main problem occured before I do anything (partition & format). I have my own bootable CD that I usually use for partitioning & formatting.

Ok, i insert the CD & restart.
I went to BIOS & changed the boot order (1st boot: CD-ROM, 2nd: HDD-0 & 3rd: Floppy). Then restart again.
Ok the bootable CD is excellently loaded.
I typed fdisk, then came the first problem. it says something like 'no fixed disk'. I exit fdisk.
Then I typed format c:, 2nd problem occured. it says something like, 'invalid drive'.
I forgot the error message because the pc is in my office right now. I'm currently at home 'begging for help' So the error message is not accurate. sorry..

I think, if I run the CD, the hard disk will not be loaded (or should I say, hard disk failure). & If I take off the CD & restart again, change the BIOS (1st boot: HDD-0) then windows will load! Weird right?

I don't think my CD is 'corrupted' nor broken because I tried to run the CD from another PC. Yes, I can access the C drive from that PC.

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A:Can't format hard-disk nor do partition when using boot disk. Hard-disk failure

It sounds like it might be the bootable CD you've created is not picking up the HDD's/partitions.
To eliminate this as a posibility travel to bootdisk and grab the WinME bootdisk and boot from there. If it picks up the HDD you can FDISK and Format from there.
The other option is to boot using the XP CD and let it handle the formatting/partitioning duties...


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A friend of mine gave me his external hard drive with the hopes that I might be able to fix it.

It's a new external Western Digital that is 2TB in size and he purchased it within the last 2 or 3 months. I don't know what he did, but it wouldn't surprise me if he pulled the USB cord without properly unmounting the drive and something with his filesystem became corrupted. I don't know how to repair this.

The drive will show you a drive letter when you attach it to Windows, and using a partition manager (in Linux) shows the drive to contain an "unknown" partition type. In Windows, running "chkdsk e: /x /r" returns an error that says "chkdsk is not available for RAW drives".

Anyone know of a reliable (and preferably free) utility that might be able to repair this kind of problem quickly?

A:External hard drive NTFS partition missing; chkdsk says it's a "RAW" partition now

Is this a data recovery operation? Should be able to just format again if not.

Otherwise testdisk (http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk) might be useful to recover the partition info.

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Someone installed a linux OS on this guy's Acer Aspire laptop, he wants me to load win7 but when I get the install windows screen, it is showing "Windows cannot be installed to this hard Disk space, Windows must be installed to a partition formatted as NTFS.
I searched the net but can't find instructions on how to do this from the win7 disk?

A:How to format Hard disk to NTFS with win7 disk?

When you get to this window install screen and select Custom Install, select Advanced disk options at the next screen. Delete all partitions and then press next. This will automatically make Windows partition and format the drive.

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My nt server is having multiple logical partitions,and all are formatted in NTFS.One of the partition is showing incorrect free space,i mean if i add the size of the files on that partition manually,the occupied space is much less than its showing in the disk properties window.There is no space used in this partition for paging also.

A:NTFS Logical partition showing incorrect free disk space

1) This link will give you part of the answer

how far off are you?

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I have Aspire 5742ZG laptop with 64-bit W7 OEM-licenced. A few weeks ago it started to freeze regularly. A tried to update all software, antivirus, all drivers (using windows automatical search and then manually), I launched disk-checks with none disk-errors. Beside W7 a have ubuntu installed which works without any problem.
So I tried to reinstall windows using acer-recovery mode, first I tried the recover with preserving my data. At the end of the process it wrote something like: the system could not be installed on this hardware.
Then I tried to use recovery without preserving my data and this seemed to be successful and I obtained W7 with factory settings. But freezing continued and after many crashes I wasnt able to launch windows (it repeatedly wrote about configurating system then that configuration failed, returning changes back, shutting down, starting, configuring, failed, changes back....).
So now I would like to renew system from recovery DVD which I have burned about 2.5 yeras ago when I bought my laptop.
But when I insert first of 4 recovery DVDs it writes reading files and then I get to Acer eRecovery with options only recover from disk partition but not from inserted DVD.
In bios in boot menu I have on first place: IDE1: HL-DT-STDDVDRAM GT32N
Alt + f10 bring me to the same acer recovery mode.
Any idea how to force laptop to boot from inserted DVD. Thanks.

A:Acer Aspire recover W7 from DVD not from disk partition

Work through the steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums.

This is what we know works, regardless if it requires wiping Ubuntu since we are a Window Forums which specializes in perfect Win7 installs overcoming all barriers. So I would wipe the HD to get it cleanest.

Then if you still want Ubuntu use EasyBCD to add it to a Windows Dual Boot menu as shown in Dual boot Ubuntu-Win7

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Hello everyone,

Due to the fault on my hard disk, i was forced to format one of the partitions and install Windows 7 Professional 32-bit. But, the installation process can not proceed after Copying the operating System files and displaying an error message.

What is the best remedy to install the operating system on the first partition without losing the data on the 2nd partition?


A:how can i install Windows 7 on one of my hard disk's partition?

Welcome to Seven Forums love, what is the error meassge?

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I have just bought Dell laptop with Windows 10. However, it only has 1 partition (C:). How to create more partitions. Can you please guide.

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I have bought a new HP Pavilion dv6 series laptop recently.
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Hard disk: 700 GB

I want to create a new partition in my hard disk. Now there are 3 partitions: Primary disk (C 344 GB (windows is installed in this partition), Recovery (D 26 GB and New volume (E 327 GB. I want to take some 260 GB from C: & create a new volume.

But when i shrink volume C:, "Enter the amount of space to shrink in MB" is not exceeding 1413 MB even if "Total size before shrink in MB" is 352819 MB.

You can find more details from the screen shots attached.

Also let me know whether i can do this creation of new partition without affecting the data in C:

Please help.....


A:Creation of new hard disk partition in windows 7

Yes you can...but there are some factors to consider. There is a limit to how many logical drives one drive can have, which I think is 4. The volume size of the main drive needs to be considered for performance issues and storage.

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I have recently installed W2k OVER W98 on my laptop, and now realise this was a mistake! I want to delete the NTFS partition, and reformat my hard drive to perform a completely new install of W2K. Could someone please advise how to do this. I am by no means an expert, so please dont make any assumptions about my PC knowledge

Thank you


A:deleting NTFS Partition and reformatting hard drive

hmmm.....I'm not sure I know enough about windows 2000 to advise you step by step, I just felt sorry that no one has responded to your post yet. You came to the right place though. In the meantime, You'll want to save all of your personal files from your computer, b/c they will be erased. Also, I assume you have your own copy of windows 2000, it is not just an upgrade?

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I have previously installed windows 7
then for trial purpose installed ubuntu on pimary drve C:

However it doesnot installed properly and now again i have installed windows7 ...it is perfect but others partition drives are not accesible.
i attaching screenshot of this pls help

Thanks in advance ...pls help

A:Recover partition disk accesesibility after uninstallation of ubuntu

Quote: Originally Posted by kishanlald

I have previously installed windows 7
then for trial purpose installed ubuntu on pimary drve C:

However it doesnot installed properly and now again i have installed windows7 ...it is perfect but others partition drives are not accesible.
i attaching screenshot of this pls help

Thanks in advance ...pls help

Hello and Welcome to Seven Forums.

Since the inaccessible partitions do not contain anything, are you able to delete both inaccessible volumes and extend the C: volume?

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Hi everyone, I just created dual boot with both Windows 7 home edition and Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. Both windows also original license. I want to use another Windows 7 for testing purpose, but I don`t want to use virtual machine. After I installed the Windows 7 Professional, I able to see another partition windows 7 from My Computer. Is there any way to hide another partition from My Computer or disallow to access to it? If one of my Windows 7 got virus will it affect to another Windows 7 as it can access to another Windows partition?

A:Dual Boot both windows 7 in same hard disk different partition

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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This is what i did.:

I have my personal desktop (PC-A)
I built a new pc to be my new home server/home theater etc. (PC-B)

1- I got Hard Drive from PC-B and plugged it in PC-A (don't ask me why I did that! I was jet lagged from a 12 hour flight and was not thinking straight! (maybe because PC-B wasn't fully built yet and thought I would install windows 1st))
2- Installed windows 7 on the new Hard drive that's mounted on PC-A
3- Activated windows
4- Moved the Hard drive to PC-B
5-Booted PC-B but it said "Windows start failed." Tried to repair it but didn't work.

6- I mounted the Hard Drive back into PC-A and windows starts fine.

So it seems the change of hard ware setting is causing it and I windows repair tool couldn't fix it. Only options left is restore from system Image or clean re install.

-Now 'Im stuck with a non-working activated OEM copy of windows on PC-B.

Windows will still remain on same Hard Drive. It's not like I'm installing another copy onto a new HD or PC. Which means, only one PC will ever use that copy since its on that hard drive.

Now to my question:

Can I do a clean install and activate it again?

If not, how can I fix this and get windows to work on PC-B ?

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:I just activated windows 7 OEM but I messed up the hard disk partition and need to re

If you create OS disks with PC-A and use them while it is in PC-B you won't have to reactivate and you should be good to go from there. (You will still need to install drivers etc.)

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Hi i have a Windows XP SP3 machine.

I have an 82GB C: drive but when i select all files in the drive they only total 46.5GB.

This is after trying:

Disk cleanup
system restore files removal
chkdsk /f
deleting temp files
emptying recycle bin and checking for other recycle bins eg Norton
This is after showing all hidden and system files
does anyone have any ideas?

A:Missing free hard drive space on an XP NTFS partition

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Hey! Right I went to dual boot Windows 7 with windows 2000. So I created 2 unallocted spaces or partitions one called 'Data (B:\ NTFS 35GB)' and the other 'w_2k (A:\ NTFS 75gb) and my main win7 drive is 'Win7 (C:\ NTFS 645GB).

Now, so first I got the Windows 2000 CD that was installed to it via ISO image. (In tutorial I was told it would run with NTFS), so I have windows 7 working perfectly with no errors. So, I insert Windows 2000 Pro CD and reboot I select boot from CD. It loads fine and it says (in list for selecting where to install it)

C:\ Unformatted or damaged 645GB (this is the one Win7 is on)
-- Unformatted or Damaged 75GB (The one I wanted 2000 on)
-- Unpartitioned (or something like that) 1mb
-- Unformatted or Damaged 35GB (This is the Data partition)

So I pressed enter on the 75 GB one it said I needed to format it so I click enter and it sayed 'Because your drive is bigger than 1048MB will format to FAT32' (or something like that). So I cancelled and went back and partitoned the 1MB one to said MAX was 207689MB or something max so I used 40000MB. Pressed Enter went back to screen but it said that partition was 207689MB when I did 40000MB. So I deleted that partition (only that one).

Rebooted Windows 7 failed to start 'Cause of this may be new hardware' (or something like that) Then I pressed Start Windows Normally. It still failed so I put the install cd in (for 7) then clicked 'Repair your computer' But I had no system recovery? I remember I did before the ... Read more

A:Help! My hard disk is RAW and not NTFS!

Hello, Welcome!

How many times did you run Startup Repair? They say you should run it at least 3 times to make sure it works.

I apologize, this is all the help I can give. I do not know much about dual-booting old versions of Windows.


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Is there a way to access a NTFS formated hard drive. I have read that this cannot be done for security reasons.

A:NTFS hard disk

What do you mean by "access" it? From DOS, from another PC, from another PC installed in that PC.

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Hi all,

I am preparing a laptop for sale, and have carried out a fresh install of Windows (booting from recovery CD). During this process, I selected 'Custom installation', followed by the hard disk partition containing my personal data and 'Drive options (advanced)', followed by 'Delete'. Is this a secure method of erasure or should I take additional precautionary steps before selling?

Thanks for reading.

A:Is deleting a hard disk partition on Windows 7 installation secure?

To tell you the truth, it really depends. How paranoid are you? Deleting the partition should be fine as long as you did a Clean Install of Windows and then deleted Windows.old.
Windows.old Folder - Delete

But if you're really paranoid, you might want to also Quick Format...
Format a HDD or USB

...as well as using DBAN (Darik's Boot And Nuke). You simply load this tool onto a CD, DVD or USB and it securely erases all data from any discoverable hard drive until every single bit of data is permanently removed by overwriting all data on the disk with random numbers.
Darik's Boot And Nuke | Hard Drive Disk Wipe and Data Clearing

But unless you have very important and private data on that particular hard drive, I suggest doing a simple Clean Install and at the most, a Quick Format.

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Hello everyone,

The main issue is that I have an ISO file on a USB and I've been trying to boot Windows from it. I get to the screen where it asks me which hard drive I want to install the OSS. I bought a new hard drive and as such it appears as Disk 0: Unallocated Space. From there, I select it and hit "next" but it gives me the error message: "Setup was unable to create a system partition or locate an existing partition."

I tried partitioning it, and then I tried formatting and that didn't work. Also, even though it is a SATA Hard drive, it is set as IDE on the BIOS.

One part I should point out is that the SATA cable I'm using is for my old hard drive which was a SATA 3.0 gb/s. This one is 6.0 gb/s. I'm pretty sure that they are backwards compatible but just in case this could be an issue too I should let people know.

Also, would it help if I burned the ISO on an empty DVD disk instead? I heard sometimes the culprit is things on USB.

Thank you

EDIT: Should point out that this is an old motherboard, but because I took the old hard drive out, it is a clean install, meaning that I have no OS at all

A:Windows 7 cannot install on new hard drive. Stuck on disk partition

Work through the steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

In BIOS setup are there any settings for CSM, UEFI, Secure Boot or Legacy BIOS, or does the BIOS Boot menu show any UEFI devices listed?

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My Hard disk turn into GPT and Raw after put in my NAS (Network-Attached Storage).
It started after I put my disk of 1T (MBR ? NTFS, win7) with information on a NAS (Buffalo LinkStation 441D) that I bought and try to install it without success. Suddenly it became Basic GPT and Raw at same time. I imagine that the NAS work in linux and when I try to install the disk it start the process and became incomplete. Now I have a disk in Basic GPT with 5 Raw partitions with the possibility of copy just one single partition in Minitool Partition Wizard, but it gives an error when I try to copy it.

I would like to revert the situation but I don?t know how to start since I can?t even copy the partition to another disk.
Here some Print Screen images to understand better.

All my information from the last 10 years is there. Can someone help me or point me to a direction.
Best regards,

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I have an external hard disk of Samsung 650GB which got damaged when I was transferring some files to my pc through it. Now when I connect to any PC or Laptop it shows the safely remove icon but there is no letter assigned to it and also doesn't show up in My Computer though it can be seen in Disk Management.

I tried Mini Tool Partition Wizard but when I create a new partition it stops at 90%. I tried wiping out the partition but to no avail.

Is there any solution for it??? Please help.

A:Creating A New Partition Or Wiping A Partition On External Hard Disk Stuck

I would check the manufacturers site for a windows utility to low level format it. If you cannot find a utility to do that on manufacturer's site, then try this: http://hddguru.com/software/HDD-LLF-Low-Level-Format-Tool/ to wipe the drive. WARNING!! this will destroy all data on the selected hard drive!! be very careful when selecting a drive to wipe that you don't inadvertently select the wrong disk. After a low level format, unplug the drive, plug back in, windows should detect as a new, virgin, drive and it'll prompt you to format it. Format it and hopefully everything will be fine from here on out for you.

Post back, Hope this helps!!

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Hey there 7 forums!

I've just graduated from the Vista Forums (Thank god) with my purchase of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

So far, it's great; there is one little problem though:

Upon installation, i created a 50gb partition on my 500gb drive (Drive C: )

So, when I'm on my computer, it only shows one hard drive, drive C:, and with a maximum capacity of 50gb. However, i also have a 750gb hard drive, and the rest of the space on the 500.

I've looked into it, and its simply the "missing drive letter and paths" issue, and that's easy to fix. However, Diskmgmt.msc doesn't give me the option to do anything to the remaining 450gb from my primary drive.

Any help would be appreciated,
Thank you.

A:Windows 7 Home Premium will not show other hard disk drives &partition

please post a full blown picture of diskmanagement (diskmgmt.msc)

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I have a problem with my externally usb to IDE adapter mounted WD400
Western Digital hard disk drive. I was downloading some files from the
Internet and suddenly the hard disk stopped responding.So disconnected
using the task bar and it didin't respond so I restarted my Windows XP pro using the reset button as the OS also stopped responding.
But after I have restarted, to my horror my hard disk have changed from
NTFS to RAW. And when I tried clicking it windows said the drive is
corrupted. I have searched in the Internet and I have found two solutions.

First is using a software called drive test and scavenge the files and copy it to another drive. Second is using an app called Spinrite. I'm going to choose the second option because I don't have 40 gigs of hard disk space to spare but I am unsure as how to go on with this. In spinrite there are two basic options.

One is to recover unreadable data without first reading and rewriting it
and the second option is to read, rewrite and read again. I have tried the first option in SpinRite (I connected it directly to the IDE of the
mainboard) spinrite did processed the hd but nothing happened.

Anyone had any luck with SpinRite to recover a harddisk that has been
reverted to RAW using the second option? I am worried if it wouldn't work.

Will choosing the second option guarantees safe data recovery?

Any reply would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance. :)

A:Hard disk : NTFS turned into RAW after restart

Not sure on SpinRite
But I have stuffed a HDD up, it was a 250g when it stuffed up it said it was 10g and it didn't know what format it was But I got all Data back off it using "GetDataBack"

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I had replaced my old internal hard drive with a new one and had put the old one in an enclosure and started using it as an external hard disk. Everything was fine, until some folders became non-accessible, so i looked up on the internet and found out about chkdisk. While performing chkidsk, i had ticked both the options, i.e 'Automatically fix file system errors' and 'Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors'. When the process was completed, the disk became of type NTFS and i can not access it any more. Also, the properties of the disk show that both 'used space' and 'free space' are now 0 bytes. I had around 330 GB of data on that drive. Can it be recovered anyhow ? Please help me.

Specs : Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Sony Vaio VPCF135G

A:External hard disk became NTFS and is now inaccessible.

Welcome to Seven Forums mate.

You can try this, Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition. free version to see if you can use it ti recover the partition. Here's how.
How to perform lost partition recovery and deleted partition recovery under Windows? Partition Recovery Help.

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i have a 20 gig hd (maxtor) that is not showing in windows xp. the drive is NTFS and is fine and does show in cmos but once loaded into windows it is not there. i had the drive previously in another system as a slave only for mp3's. It was formatted NTFS prior to transferring mp3's to it. Now i've tried it as both master and slave to get the files off but am now having this problem of windows not seeing it when i go into windows explorer. any suggestions as to getting the files safely transferred. Thanks.

A:Solved: Ntfs Hard Disk Not Recognized

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I'm trying to recover lost partition and files from external USB hard drive (Maxtor Portable 250GB).
I'm using disk Internals sofitware and the software finds the files, but when I try to save them on the drive, each time I get a watchdog, or another BOSD error.

Here are the dumps.
Attachment 44121

Thanks in andvance.
Any help will be much appreciated.


A:BSOD, trying to recover lost partition from external hard

Sorry for the delay in responding. There just aren't that many people who do BSOD analysis, so at times we get a bit overwhelmed!

Do your still need help with this problem?
I will be notified if you reply to this topic and will respond within 48 hours.

Start with these diagnostics on the USB hard drive: Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
If the hard drive is dead/dying, this could easily be the cause of the BSOD's

I like the GetDataBack software from Data Recovery - Data Recovery Software - RAID Recovery - NAS Data Recovery
It's free to see what you can recover, but it costs $80 (last I checked) to actually recover it.

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hi all,
I have an external 3TB hard drive, USB. I used a mac to partition it, 2.25TB is HFS+ (Mac OS extended - journaled) and the other is 490gb NTFS (to use on windows). It would not give me the option to use MBR (master boot record) so i used the GUID table. It works fine on macs, but windows tells me i need to reformat it. It is my understanding that most all 64bit versions of windows can read/write a GUID disk. I do not need to boot off of the drive.

this is another addition to the list of "why i hate windows"

Thanks in advanced, any help is appreciated.

A:Solved: Windows 7 ultimate x64 will not mount GUID partition table hard disk

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good evening , i know that if i want to recover the hard disk of my computer i must restart my computer and click on F12 and click on recover of the hard disk. i want to know if i do this, is the content of the second patition in my computer who contain my files (videos, pictures,etc .........),and who doesn't contain the windows files, will be not deleted?

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Dear All friends

i have bigg problem by mistak my external hard disk formatted by clean and clean so plsss help me how to recover my all file is insaid now whn i connet the pc its detecting hard disk but not showing its connecting pls help me friends

A:Hard Disk Recover

Hi shabee417, I'm not sure that I understand what happened to your external HD. Did you format it or did you just find it and everything was wiped?

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Obviously the user can check the consistency of a FULL, whole NTFS hard disk by performing a "chkdsk" command and run in addition one of the well known tools (like MiniTool Partition Wizard) a surface test to check whether all sectors of a hard disk are ok.

But what if I don't want to check the full, whole hard disk but only one (big) file?
I suspect only one file of being defect and want to avoid a long-lasting chkdsk and surface test.

Are there tools which narrow the ntfs and surface check to one file?


A:Check for ONE File (!) if NTFS structure + hard disk sectors ok?

Don't know if Chkdsk can be done on a single file but I'd first Copy it to another drive, USB Thumb drive or USB HDD, delete it, run Chkdsk again to assure that was the only file involved then run Chkdsk on the drive it was copied to. If it comes up good, put the file back where it was. Or if less than about 4.2GB put it on a DVD-/+R disc.

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My T61 is not booting. Can I take out the hard disk and pop it in any HDD and read it from a different computer to recover the data?

Go to Solution.

A:recover hard disk data

Yes, assuming it is not password protected

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My hard drive recently crashed, so I went and bought a used one from best buy and have been trying to install it with recovery disk that I receive from HP. It would through the process with the first disk and now all i get is this error: file:\efi\microsoft\boot\bcdstatus: 0x0000185info: the boot configuration data for your pc is missing or has an error.  Can anyone please help me, I have only has this computer for a little over a yr and this is the 4th hard drive. 

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