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Accidentally deleted NTFS Partition

Q: Accidentally deleted NTFS Partition

Hi soo,.. earlier today i was trying to reinstall windows on a computer, i got to the partition section and accidentally deleted the partition from my external hard drive instead of the one i wanted!

Does anyone know any free software I can use to either recover the files or re-establish the partition?
Also it should be noted that now when I plug in my external hard drive it doesn't show up anymore. How can I fix this? as lots of software im noticing wont find it, unless windows finds it first.

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Preferred Solution: Accidentally deleted NTFS Partition

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Accidentally deleted NTFS Partition

Never use drive letters to identify drives. They change all the time.

The drive will not show up in explorer in Windows if it has nothing to display. If it has no file system, there is nothing that Windows could show you, so it does not appear.

You may be able to recover the partition. Try recovering either the partition or your files. Move them all somewhere else if you get access to them and then repartition and reformat the drive.

Free:

Parted Magic (The best boot CD. Includes data recovery to CD/DVD, network, or USB, Testdisk for partition recovery, audio tests, and much more)
Testdisk Documentation
Testdisk Download
Easeus Partition Recovery
Diskinternals Partition Recovery
Partition Wizard Boot CD
DriveRescue
Testdisk Boot Disk
Partition Find & Mount
Free DTIData NTFS Partition Repair Tool

Commercial:

Diskinternals Partition Recovery (Demo)
[email protected] Partition Recovery
Bootmaster Partition Recovery
ZAR Partition Recovery
DIY DataRecovery DiskPatch
Partition Table Doctor

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I essentially decided to use my hard-drive for two different forms of Windows XP 32 and 64-bit. This was some time ago, and it ended up with the 64-bit partition (C:\) as my system partition. The 32-bit partition (E:\) was considered a logical drive, and I used it almost entirely, due to the fact that my CD Key for 64-bit will no longer work, for whatever reason.

Eventually, I decided that I needed the space from the old, unused 64-bit partition, and since both partitions had Windows installed on them, I thought it'd be no problem to just delete 64-bit and merge the remaining space with my 32-bit partition.

Unfortunately, before I got that far, I found out that my 32-bit partition no longer will boot. After reading up on it, I found out about the system partition and all that stuff that I messed up by deleting the 64-bit partition.

I've tried to use the recovery console via boot CD, but when using BootCFG, the /SCAN function doesn't recognize the 32-bit partition. I've verified that the files are still there (installed another partition with windows and checked via explorer), but even with an edited boot.ini, the Windows XP Home Edition 32-bit partition won't boot beyond the blue screen, windows logo after "Welcome".

Is there anyway to salvage and fix the partition? I'd rather avoid losing all the driver installations and registry keys I have on the other partition, and would much rather just make that drive the system partition... Read more

A:Multiboot, Accidentally deleted System Partition. Cannot boot other partition

Oh. Also, when in Windows Setup, the 32-bit partition in question can be seen, and is stated as "in a format not suitable to Windows Installation" or similar. I can enter it in Recovery Console, but it does not recognize that Windows is installed on it. Partition table?

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Looks like I wiped my main data hard drive. I was trying to install a win98/XP dual boot,
and I must have deleted the wrong NTFS partition at some point.
Right now I have XP on one hard drive and the other hard drive reports as "unknown" file system.

I'm really upset and I just want some help on what are some good recovery programs for this.
So far the ones I've tried can only recover raw. (no folders or file names).
Thanks,
Frank

A:Accidentally wiped ntfs partition with fdisk

First thing, don't use this hdd any more. Every time that you use the hdd it will overwrite files and you will lose them. I will see if I can find a application which has been used successfully here.

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Hello everyone!

I had a dual boot on my laptop (running windows 7 and arch linux). I decided to get rid of the linux partitions and accidentally deleted the EFI partition. As a result, my laptop now doesn't recognize that there is any operating system on the computer.

What I have tried: I am currently using this: http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/52515-windows-8-cant-start-due-missing-efi-partition.html and the post by Genet with Option 3 since I allocated the space back to my disk C. I am running into an error part way thru the solution though where after I do "create partition efi size=260", it comes back with "MSR and EFI partitions are only supported on GPT disks. Convert the selected disk to GPT and try again". I don't know if I want to do that because its my local disk C...don't want to mess that up and change the format of that.

Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
 

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Hi,

I accidentally deleted Recovery Partition in my HP Spectre XT. I want to reinstall windows 7 home premium 64 which i have now. I don't have cd provided by the manufacturer. i got OEM product key and CD key (extracted using The Magical Jelly Bean). Can i download iso file and reinstall my windows? Will I be still able to use the product key and have a genuine windows again?

Thank you in advance

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Not really accident, I thought that was a random partition and now I cant boot to windows anymore. I can still boot into ubuntu(dual boot). I tried windows 7 recovery cd but no luck. I can access the c drive from ubuntu and everything, but I cannot boot into windows. Is there a way to fix the problem?

A:accidentally deleted boot partition

Now I can't boot into anything please me.

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I recently bought a new Toshiba Portege R705-P41 which came loaded with a ton of crap so I attempted to do a clean install but somehow managed to deleted the "System" partition.
Now the laptop wont boot and I stupidly didn't create a system restore point so I'm freaking out a little bit.
Is there any way I can get whatever was in the System partition back so the computer will boot and I can reinstall Windows 7?

A:Accidentally deleted the System partition...help!!

Do a Startup Repair.
Startup Repair

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Hey guys.
I made a bit of a mistake. I was deleting my XP partition on my HDD (Via the windows 7 setup) and accidentally deleted a system partition. This in turn, as you can imagine, left my computer unable to process that my windows 7 partition was a bootable partition. I installed a fresh copy of W7 on another partition, and all my data from the previous W7 installation is still there. Now my question is this (and I think I know the horrible answer, but no harm in asking); is there any way to restore the original partition to a bootable state? I tried using the W7 DVD to perform a repair, but that doesn't work since it doesn't recognise the partition as a bootable partition, only a data partition.

A:Accidentally deleted system partition.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisWinks


Hey guys.
I made a bit of a mistake. I was deleting my XP partition on my HDD (Via the windows 7 setup) and accidentally deleted a system partition. This in turn, as you can imagine, left my computer unable to process that my windows 7 partition was a bootable partition. I installed a fresh copy of W7 on another partition, and all my data from the previous W7 installation is still there. Now my question is this (and I think I know the horrible answer, but no harm in asking); is there any way to restore the original partition to a bootable state? I tried using the W7 DVD to perform a repair, but that doesn't work since it doesn't recognise the partition as a bootable partition, only a data partition.


Do you want to restore the old partition or import the data and settings to the new one so you dont have to re-install?

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I just made a terrible mistake!

I've recently set up a desktop PC after 2 years without one.

Anyway, I've been backing up all my old 3.5 Inch HD's to newer and larger drives.

I just got finished moving a heap of files to a new drive, and when done, accidentally deleted the partition of the new drive and was just about to format it thinking it was the old empty drive when I realised what I had done...

So my question is, is it possible to recover a deleted partition? I'm guessing all the information is still on the drive as I haven't actually formatted it.

Any help would be much appreciated!

A:How can I recover an accidentally deleted HD partition?

Yes.

Undelete it.

Partition recovery function on any number of partition tools will do that.

Partition wizard free is popular.

Best done from a boot disc here: Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.

Local Download

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Hello,
I recently partitioned my Asus ROG G750JW into 2 main parts: One 300GB for a mackintosh, and one 6** (remaining space) for windows 8. That worked fine, until I tried to format what I thought was random partition with a size of 128MBs. I believe this to be the EFI partition, and you know what that does. I cannot boot to windows 8 or mac, and windows boot manager no longer shows up in BIOS. I have a windows 8 reinstall disk and the hackintosh install disk. When trying to refresh from the windows reinstall disk, I get an error saying that the disk is locked. What I need to know is if there is any way to restore this without erasing my hard drive. I do not have access to a windows computer (I can if I have to, but it wouldn't be ideal), but do have access to a mac. I don't have restore points, even if I did they are on the now one-huge partition, which by the way is listed as MBR format. Thanks in advance, -AJ

A:(Accidentally) Deleted EFI Partition, can't boot.

Do you have something you can boot and get into a command prompt for Windows? If so, you may be able to recreate the MSR partition.

If you can, run Diskpart and list the disks and select the correct one with the install, probably disk 0. Then list the partitions and copy that listing and post it next time.

Diskpart
lis dis
sel dis 0
lis par

exit

What might be happening is you removed a partition in a sequence which changed the partition number the boot manager is looking for..but just a guess. Restoring it may or may not help the situation now... You may end up having to run a bcdboot command to reset the boot entries for Windows 8.

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Hello members,

Hope you all are doing great. This is my first post & I am feeling very tensed right now. I was using disk management tool on windows 10 to delete the volume E. However by mistake I deleted the volume D & unallocated space increased .

After that I created new volume called Y out of the unallocated space. At this point I realized that I lost my D drive which has all my valuable data worth 30 GB.

Is there any way to recover the files and partition ? I tried easeus and it recovered the partition but with empty contents.

Please help me as my all work is stored on D drive and I am in wierd situation & totally scared about how do I explain this situation to my boss.

Hope someone will help me out...

Please help !

A:How do I recover accidentally deleted partition & its data?

This is a critical situation. Try to generate image of your drive and then experiment recovery options on it . Image of the drive won’t harm your data.

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Misread the drive label and deleted the partition on an USB external 80GB SATA drive. Nothing else has been done to the drive.

I did this when using Macrium Reflect Rescue disc.

I know I've seen mention of a program that can recover the partition table but I've not found it yet.

I tried EASUS Data Recovery Wizard but that didn't do it. I thought maybe Paragon had something but I've not had any luck so far. Any help appreciated. Thanks

A:Accidentally deleted partition on external drive

Hey Rich,

You might see if either one of the options in the tutorial below may be able to recover the deleted partition for you.

Partition - Recover Deleted Partitions in Windows

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Hi everyone,
I was trying to install a new copy of windows for multiboot. I turned on the pc with new OS in the usb stick, I created new volume with CMD using DISKPART, after selecting the new created volume I runned the command CLEAN, I thought this command is going to erase the volume, not the entire disk . Now I cannot boot anymore !!!
To prevent overwiting I didn't perform any further operation on the disk.
Is there any chance to get my files and everything back ?

A:Accidentally deleted operating system partition !!!!

Im no expert in data recovery but I think as long as you haven't used Clean All, I think you should be able to recover. Its good that you didn't try to do anything else afterwards, even seasoned professionals can make mistakes and/or cannot get your data during recovery. I will try to get someone who is more of an expert on partition/data recovery. Hang tight and don't do anything else.

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Was fixing to re-install windows, and I found I accidentally deleted the partition that was my external drive. I did not install windows, or format it, but when I rebooted windows, I cannot access it. It simply says. this disk is not formatted, would you like to format it now. I know of a way to recover the files, and copy to another disk, but as I am presently out of disk space, is there a way to fix the partition that was deleted. Hoping to do this cheaply. I might spend 15.00 for a program, but am shooting for a simple method... any help appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Accidentally deleted wrong partition.

Hi,
there is no simple way to reclaim your lost partition if you're not under linux.
there is however a small utility that might help you if want to give it a try;
it's called TESTDISK and claim to be able to undelete lost partition table.... here's the site --> http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Download
 

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So a few weeks ago I was screwing around with partitioning my HDD trying to get around some bad sectors that I had picked up in a chkdsk. In the process I accidentally deleted the System Reserve partition, so naturally now my windows wont boot. I've tried downloading a recovery disk but this didnt help, I tried using a bootable version of partition wizard to fix the problem to no avail. I'm currently running a bootable version of ubuntu so that I can do general browsing and access the HDD, but I really need my windows back up and running I havent been able to get any work done in these past two weeks as this Laptop is my only available. Others have suggested doing a format and clean install but this is almost impossible for me as I have too much things on my legit windows installation I cant do without. Please help me if possible any advice would be highly appreciated.

A:Accidentally Deleted System Reserve partition

You have to re-install Windows to restore the boot partition properly.
There are some other solutions, but none of them could give a 100% result.

Back-up all of your important stuff.

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Please help me. Iwas trying to format a USB flash drive but I accidentally deleted the partition. It shows in Windows Disk Management as "online" but does not give me any options for formatting it. I am now not sue what to do PLEASE HELP!
 

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I bought my device with Windows 10 as pre-installed OS. Due to *careless* activity, I accidentally deleted the recovery partition of the hard disk. If some day I wanted to do a Windows 10 reset, will the reset process be failed?

I wanted to order for recovery disk from my vendor but they only provide media for Windows 7 pro and using this recovery option will downgrade my device and I cannot use windows 10 without having to buy another activation key (correct me if I am wrong here).

A:Reset Windows 10 even if Recovery Partition is (accidentally) deleted

Hi,
1. You can freely get Win 10 installation media. You can download any version's iso and, using MS's media creation tool, create bootable Win 10 installation media.

See the Tutorial section- search for iso- or search the web.

2. You can undelete deleted partitions. Try a good partition manager.

Example:

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While attempting to recover my laptop I appear to have done the opposite and delete the whole hard drive including the so called hidden recovery partition I used the Toshiba maintenance tool thinking the deletion was just a formatting process and windows would then recover in the process.

I have no recovery media as the manual described what I needed to be in the recovery partition or so I thought. I stopped the process around 3hrs in at 50% hoping to go back and select another option

What can I try at this stage?

A:Accidentally deleted the recovery partition on Satellite C855

I?m afraid you cannot do much, especially if recovery procedure was interrupted.
Now you need recovery disc for recovery image installation. Bad thing is that you didn't create one.

I recommend you to order new one and you can do this on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hello all

I am sitting here with a buddies DELL inspiron M5030. I am currently getting the "Windows failed to start" that lists "File:\boot\BDC" "status: 0xc000000F

What I don't have:

The original windows install/repair CD. It did not ship with the laptop, and he didn't make a copy. ( I know this cd would easily fix my problem )

I also only have a general idea as to the variety of the operating system: the owners tells me its windows 7 64bit but doesn't know the variety. Not sure if that matters)

What happened is

I guess while he and his friend were trying to install a "duel boot Linux Mint 13 partition" they ran into some issues with several small partitions which confused them during the install. Somehow this confusion led them to delete? format? or change the status of the most important partition on a windows machine. (they say they did not delete or format it, they said they accidently switched it to active)

The owner was having problems with slow operation before and is what led him to install a mint partition on my advice. Since I underestimated the difficulty of accomplishing the task I have volunteered to try and fix it.

questions: ( I am trying to find a fix that does not involve a 3gig download )

Are there any options short of downloading an ISO of windows 7?
can a recovery repair disk accomplish this task?
can one be downloaded?

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A:A buddy accidentally deleted his boot partition. questions?

Have a look at what partitions are still there with the linux's partition manager program.

There should be a very small one (100 mb or so) at the beginning of the drive, set that to active if it isn't already, as that contains the Win7 bootloaders.
There should be another around 5 GB or less that is the recovery partition. If you are relatively lucky during POST (there is white text on blackscreen) there is a key you can press to initiate a recovery to factory conditions. If the partition with that is still there anyway.
There should be the primary partition which should be pretty big and not marked as active.

WHat do you see?

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Accidentally deleted Recovery Partition and lost discs.Can I recover by downloading windows 7 somewhere using the product key found on the back of my laptop? I am a total newbie at this. If anyone could help with this, please send a link or any info that would help. Thanks!

A:Accidentally deleted Recovery Partition and lost disks

Yes, you can download an ISO and use the key off of the back of your laptop to activate it. Here is a source for the ISO:

Download Windows 7 ISOs, Legally and for Free | PCsteps.com

This will be a clean install, though. It won't have any of the laptop manufacturer's bloatware and utility programs on it. If you want all of that still, you'll have to contact the manufacturer and get replacement restore disks.

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Background information

My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite L50-B with Intel Core i7 and AMD Radeon R7 M260. It came with Windows 8 pre-installed when I first bought it, but I soon wiped the disk to install Windows 7 instead. I also installed Ubuntu on a separate partition so I could dual boot. So the GRUB bootloader replaced the MBR. This isn't the issue though, just want to inform the laptop is running in CSM mode(or legacy) instead of UEFI.
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First of all, before you assume, the hard drive is working perfectly. I can still boot to Windows and it works fine. More on this at the end.

Now the issue is, I removed the Ubuntu partition, and I've really no idea what I did wrong with restoring/fixing the MBR. Now, whenever I try to boot, it displays "No boot device found". I've tried:

- Windows Recovery
- Windows Recovery using disk
- Parted Magic (Hiren's BootCD)

Mainly, I tried to restore and fix the MBR using bootsect and bootrec (fixmbr, fixboot and rebuildbcd). Also automated repair using the recovery.

As I mentioned above, I don't think it's a problem with the hard drive, since I'm posting this very question from this problematic laptop, on the main Windows installation.

I can still boot into windows, but only using either:

- Windows recovery disk (without booting into the disk, just have it in
the drive when booting)
- H... Read more

A:“No boot device found” & accidentally deleted Reserved Partition

Welcome to WSF amirasyraf. Seeing that you have the Win7 disk I would go for a Repair Install "No Data will be lost in this process"

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I have a 1.5TB HD of which I originally created 3 partitions of around 500GB each (C, D, and E). I have Drive C: which is my main Windows 7 Ultimate x64 partition. I had an older installation of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 residing on Drive D:. I simply use Drive E: as storage of large media like movies, software, music, or anything else and it does not have an operating system installed.

Yesterday I decided it was time to format my old Windows installation on Drive D: hoping to merge it with my storage drive E: Big mistake, because it turned out Drive D: was my system partition. When my computer tried rebooting after completing the format I got a hang while the post screen says "Loading Operating System..." indefinitely. I initially panicked and tried to re-install windows 7 with my install DVD back onto Drive D: and it still wouldn't boot.

That's when I found a few promising discussions on this forum that gave me hope; mainly starting on the third page of this following thread between user rogerfour and the always helpful gregrocker: Changing the System Partition?

As Gregrocker suggests, I downloaded and burned a bootable image of Partition Wizard. Unfortunately, my entire disk and all the partitions are listed as Dynamic Disk instead of Basic. When I try and do anything inside Partition Wizard it gives an error popup saying it does not support Dynamic Disks in the free version! (╯?□?)╯︵ ┻━┻

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A:Accidentally Deleted system partition. Cannot boot. Dynamic Drives.

Dynamic disks are pretty much to be avoided at all costs. It usually happens when a user tries to make a 4th partition. A warning should come up asking if you want to convert to dynamic. The correct answer should be "no!!!!!".

Is your data backed up?

You probably have to convert dynamic back to basic. It's doable and there may be a tutorial on this forum about it--if not, there are instructions on the net if you google.

It isn't pretty and your data is at some risk if not backed up.

Are you using version 4.2 of Partition Wizard?

Greg should see this and can give you more details.

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Hi guys, first post here,

I have a 160 GB Seagate HDD with two NTFS partitions 40 Gb with Windows XP and 120 Gb fr data. I installed it on another computer to quickly move the data from the 120 Gb partition to a new HDD but accidently deleted the 120 Gb partition. Moved by desperation I created a new one hoping to recover the data, I was careful enough not to format it though. So now I have my old Windows XP running perfectly but with a 120 Gb NTFS partition with no accessible data.

Is there any way to recover these files?

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Deleted NTFS partition and new one created

See if PCInspecter can recover the data, its freeware
There are better ones but you will have to buy them
http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/uk/download.htm
 

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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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Did something really stupid the other day. Was doing a Windows install and I mistook a drive for a different drive.

In short, I deleted the partition, recreated the partition, but I haven't reformatted yet. The partition was the same size before and after so that shouldn't be a problem.

The files should still be there but I don't know how to get at them. I've already tried Recuva, UndeletePlus, Restoration, and a Knoppix boot disk but none of these were able to do anything because of the lack of a file system/boot sector.

Anybody know of a quick and dirty, preferable free software tool that I can use to recover these?
 

A:Solved: Recovering files from a deleted NTFS partition

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Hi !

Recently I accidentally performed a quick format to the wrong partition. Of course I left the partition untouched since than. This means the files are still there, but not accessible for Windows.
There is indeed a lot of data recovery software, but it takes hours and another location is needed for the files to be restored. Furthermore it also finds all deleted files which are not needed.
So I wonder if there is perhaps a tool to unformat a NTFS partition, without having to use data recovery, like the unformat command in good old DOS ?

Thank you

A:NTFS partitition accidentally formatted

I'd suggest starting with something like this:
Free Partition Recovery Software - EaseUS Partition Recovery.

I've also used Test Disk in the past but that isn't the most user friendly solution.

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Hi !

Recently I accidentally performed a quick format to the wrong partition. Of course I left the partition untouched since than. This means the files are still there, but not accessible for Windows.
There is indeed a lot of data recovery software, but it takes hours and another location is needed for the files to be restored. Furthermore it also finds all deleted files which are not needed.
So I wonder if there is perhaps a tool to unformat a NTFS partition, without having to use data recovery, like the unformat command in good old DOS ?

Thank you

A:NTFS partitition accidentally formatted

I'd suggest starting with something like this:
Free Partition Recovery Software - EaseUS Partition Recovery.

I've also used Test Disk in the past but that isn't the most user friendly solution.

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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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Hello all,

I've got a 100 gig hard drive divided into a primary C partition and a second logical partition (E drive). (I also have a separate hard drive, which is D, which I use for backups). This is a dual boot system - the C drive has Windows ME on it, which I don't use anymore, and the E drive has Windows XP Pro.

The C drive is FAT 32 and the E drive is NTFS. I'd like to be able to delete all data and programs from the C drive and just leave the ME operating system there, so as to free up as much free space as possible. Then, I'd like to shift the free space from C into the E partition.

I'm not sure if this is possible to do. Can I use Partition Magic to move FAT32 free space into the E partition, which is formatted as NTFS? Can folks tell me if this is possible to do and what steps I need to take, using Partition Magic, in order to accomplish it.

I'd appreciate tips and suggestions! Thanks very much. Please feel free to also e-mail me directly: [email protected]
 

A:Using Partition Magic to Free up FAT32 Space for NTFS Partition

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I recently kept getting messages that I had low space on my disc...I went to the program list, and removed numerous things I thought were not used...I accidentally deleted drivers, or network card or something and now can get online at all....I contacted Dell Online Support, but since I couldn't remember who we got the computer from, they wouldn't help. Can anyone help me figure out what i did and how to fix it??? please
 

A:Accidentally deleted

Please do not double-post. Please read the rules.

http://forums.techguy.org/networking/1030689-solved-accidentally-deleted.html
 

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I recently kept getting messages that I had low space on my disc...I went to the program list, and removed numerous things I thought were not used...I accidentally deleted drivers, or network card or something and now can get online at all....I contacted Dell Online Support, but since I couldn't remember who we got the computer from, they wouldn't help. Can anyone help me figure out what i did and how to fix it??? please????
 

A:Accidentally deleted

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Im sorry but i really need help with an issue! So last night i was goin through my cpu and gettin rid of unused files , apps etc when i came across the option to uninstall my soundmax it had a vuze icon so I thought it was for vuze and since i dont watch video there i felt i should just uninstall. but low and behold as soon as i did that im screwed because i have no clue how to get it back so please if you can give me pointers on how to re install my sounds thanks in advance guys! yes i went to dell and got the driver updates and reinstalls and it seems because im running vista that everything offered is either out of date or not supported??!!.. o yea by the way my cpu is a desktop dell dimension 4700 with ultimate vista as my os ser. tag B350271
 

A:Please help!!?? Accidentally deleted..

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I accidentally deleted NOS from Program files (yes, I am an idiot), and now I don't know what to do. So far there haven't been any problems except that windows report some kind of an error every time they start (but then they continue), but I would like to know what exactly NOS does and how do I reinstall it. Please help.

A:I accidentally deleted NOS, help

http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&...earch&meta=I don't think it is a Windows File? Maybe someone else has a better idea?

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So while i was going through my Zune media player software, i was deleting music that i just dont listen to anymore.
i have an 80g zune, and i had to free up space to sync up my library. Quite a bit of music.
So in about the 3rd hour of deleting music...i get delirious, and just start clicking at things and deleting.

Somehow, I (while holding ctrl to select music) hit ctrl+A and hit delete. Yep I deleted my entire library. I'm awesome...
I deleted the music, not only from my library, but from the music folder on my computer.

The recycle bin only has room for so much and has only a fraction of the music I had originally.

Please...HELP ME RETRIEVE IT!

I have heard legend tell of a mysterious place known as MS-DOS...and by harnessing its powers, you are able to retrieve any old files that you accidentally deleted?...
Are there any wise wizards who can tell me about this legendary mysterious place? (sorry just had to)

Thank you in advance!

(I run Vista 32-bit)

A:I accidentally deleted something...

There is no DOS with XP or Vista.The important thing is to quit using the computer until you have decided on a plan to reclaim the files so you don't overwrite the files beyond recognition.I've heard positive things about PC Inspectorhttp://www.pcinspector.de/Sites/file_recov....htm?language=1

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** please help

File always locked (reproducible) by [unknown] process after cut and paste from C drive [HDD] to F drive [HDD] 2 separate partitions on the same HDD

-The unknown process appears to be explorer :(

-I don?t know why this started and never seen the problem before

-It affects all files and folders - any thing cut and pasted ends up locked at both the source (on C drive ~36GB) and the target (on F drive ~ 29GB)

-After a reboot the file is unlocked on the F drive and is gone from the C drive

-Copy and paste works normally (no locking occurs)

-My current work around involves copying from C to F and then deleting on C (which is so annoying) but at least it works

-both partitions are NTFS
-computer uses ?simple? security and sharing ? e.g. not a member of a NT Domain
-indexing is enabled for both Partitions
-compression is disabled for both partitions
-event log has not entry relating to this problem (at least that I can find)

** please help

OS is Windows XP version 2002 spk 2

- If the OS produces an error, either upload a screenshot of the error message (ALT+PrtScrn), or literally quote

- Run a scan with an updated anti-virus program?
no - not yet
- Run a scan with an updated anti-Trojan program?
no - not yet
- Run a scan with an updated root kit detection program? (This only for Windows NT, W2K and newer!)
no - not yet
- Run anti-spyware scans with at least two freshly updated anti-spyware programs? (If so, which ones?)... Read more

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hi, unfortunately i have managed to delete all the apps and some information from my computer by deleting files from a TP-LINK USB pen drive. can anyone help as to how i can get the apps and files back?
 

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Help, I deleted some extensions and now my windows media player doesn't play any of the normal files it used to play. Also, those icons that appear on the bottom right of my screen dont appear anymore. Does anybody know if and where I can find out
what the default extensions were and get them back? Thanks!

PS. someone told me to type "sfc /scannow" in start-run but it would always tell to me insert my windows xp home edition cd, which i did, and it never worked.
 

A:Accidentally Deleted Extensions

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i deleted windows 8.1 that come with my laptop but before that i made a iso file of the recovery. Now how will i go back to my original windows

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My crappy antivirus software detected explorer.exe as having a worm, but this was a false alarm. BUT i accidently deleted explorer.exe and now when i log onto my account nothing happens. The background is still there but the toolbar disappeared and nothing works..only Windows Task Manager works. I run windows XP btw.

I REALLY need to recover my files back so please tell me how i can either restore explorer.exe and fix this problem or AT LEAST get my files back. THANK YOU!!
 

A:accidentally deleted EXPLORER.EXE

IGOTZAPROBLEM said:


My crappy antivirus software detected explorer.exe as having a worm, but this was a false alarm. BUT i accidently deleted explorer.exe and now when i log onto my account nothing happens. The background is still there but the toolbar disappeared and nothing works..only Windows Task Manager works. I run windows XP btw.

I REALLY need to recover my files back so please tell me how i can either restore explorer.exe and fix this problem or AT LEAST get my files back. THANK YOU!!Click to expand...

If the OS is installed in drive C:, there should be a copy here:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\explorer.exe

While holding the Ctrl key, click on a New Task. The MSDOS window will be displayed. Copy and Paste the following at the prompt and press Enter:

Copy C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\explorer.exe C:\Windows

Let me know how it goes.
 

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Just got Vista for the first time and the first thing I did... deleted the Recycling Bin!! Doh!! Never done that before. Tried to get it back, but can't figure it out. Please help.
 

A:Accidentally Deleted Recycling Bin

Right click on the desktop and choose personalize. Now click the change desktop icon on the left side. Put a checkmark in the recycle bin.
 

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i'm having a bit of a nightmare with my dell latitude d600. I think i may have the sasser worm as when i try to get on the welcome screen, it says lsass.exe password value incorrect whilst processing getting onto the welcome screen and then goes on a cycle of restarting the laptop. I managed to get onto cmd and my files through a disc and stupidly deleted lsass.exe off windows/system32 thinking it would get rid of the virus when it made it worse as now you just see the curser and a black screen! I think that i should just format and have backed up my data but i don't have a windows xp installation disc!
Please help
nathan

A:lsass.exe accidentally deleted

Boot off of the XP CD Or download the Recovery Console ISO. Burn it to CD with IMGBurn and get to the Recovery Console. Here type chkdsk /R and press enter. The Check Disk utility will try and fix any file errors.

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hi guys,

it's a little complicated. i have win xp pro sp2 and suse 9.0 on my computer (PT4, 1.8 ghz) installed. now i wanted to uninstall suse 9.0 to test mandrake 10.0. i didn't know what to do ,so i asked a friend. he said you need only to delete this two partions and all is gone. the result: i couldn't boot up my computer anymore because the system was booted by the grub bootloader.
i needed to access win so i decided ( i had still some start up floppy disk ) to install win xp sp1 on my d-drive in order to access dive c. it worked. before i tried to boot and install from the installation disk but this didn't work. after " windows is inspecting your hardware" the screen went black.
now what can i do? on my d-drive are still this two partion from suse 9.0. the computer tells me, it's free space but i have no access. how can i recover this space to drive d?
what will happen when i delete win xp sp1 again? can i still boot up?

thanks a lot for your help.
 

A:2 partitions accidentally deleted

and boot then go to the recovery console and type "fixmbr". If you are going to play around with linux as a second os I suggest you learn more about dual booting. Of course, after you install MDK 10 you may not use anything else. I installed mandrake 9.2 and haven't used my xp box in quite some time.
 

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So I have an ipod touch 4, and on my old computer the apps I downloaded were saved in one spot. Then, when I got my new computer, newer apps started saving in a new spot, and whenever an app was updated, it would be moved to the new folder.

I had assumed that all of my apps that I was still using had either been updated, or that just using them would lead to them being moved to the new folder, and so deleted the old folder, but I am now aware that that is not the case and some of my apps are no longer present on my computer.

Fortunately I have all of my apps backed up on my external hard drive, even those ones, though I'm worried that those ones may not be the most recent versions, and that in the case of some of my games the save files may be significantly far behind.

Oddly enough, the apps still appear in my itunes folder fine, other than that they have an exclamation point next to them and when I click "get info" they can't be found, but they still appear on my ipod and work fine and have the most recent saves, despite having synced my ipod to my computer multiple times since then.

Does anyone know what is going on and how I might fix this before I somehow end up losing the saves on these games?
 

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i am using vista adn by accidentally i deleted 1 folder in my documents that contains pictures,word documents and other files.can any one try to help me in this.i have run ZAR but i m not sucessful.
 

A:Deleted my files accidentally

If the free ZAR didn't help I have grave doubts

Here are a lot more free ones to choose from
http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads38.html

I think I've used them all at one time or another
I find anyone of them is quite good :grinthumb (and all free )
 

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I deleted my system variable accidentally pls help

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I had to recently replace my power supply. When I restored my system everything that had been added since 2004 was either inop or gone. In the mean time my wife or son opened facebook or my space and hooked into a virus called "Protection Center" along with its buddy "Defense Center". I tried all sorts of ways to remove these tough viruses and finally wiped the hard drive of most things on it. Once I got control of my PC back I began reloading all that was lost including my security programs. I think I erased some important functions while I was trying to get rid of the virus. Is there a free program available from windows,HP or compaq or someone reputable that can show me what I am missing such as dll's or registries? Can they also show me how to repair these lost functions without having me download some program that is "free" and then wants 10-20-30 dollars or more to actually fix the problem?

thank you Den:

A:May have accidentally deleted some DLL's and Registry

and welcome to the Forum

Your first step should be to find out what drivers you need . .

Right click on My Computer and select Manage . . look in the next screen for devices marked with a ! or ? or shown as "Unknown"

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