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Q: Deleted partition

I'm just going to lay the story out from the beginning and build up to my current status of the problem.

I had a working desktop pc with a single hard drive (200GB) that had 2 partitions. I had my main partition that had literally everything on it. And a 2nd partition labeled "hp_recovery."(@ 10gb) In the past I had formatted and reinstalled no problem and for some reason every time I did a new install that recovery would carry over and I know what it's there for but I got tired of losing 10 gigs for nothing since I have my own install cd. So one day I just got impulsive and decided I was going to just delete that recovery partition and merge the empty space into my main partition and just have 1 big one. Well I deleted it using partition magic or a similar program and got rid of it pretty easy, BUT thinking it would just be so smooth after restart my system would not boot and just hanged at a blank black screen after power on. So I tried to fix the MBR and try to get a boot out of my main partition but had no luck. Not wanting to create a new partition out of the 10gig and install xp just to recover my files and burn to cds I decided to try to recover the lost partition and undo all changes I made and just deal with the extra partition on my pc until I could find a better solution.

I looked up software on my other pc and tried many different data recovery programs such as, Partition Table Doctor, Parted Magic, EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro. These are all DOS bootable versions since the pc cannot load windows in any form. I've recovered the hp_recovery partition successfully but did so under NTFS when it was originally FAT32 so I tried to recover again and some how I wrote over my main NTFS partition and now all my files are gone and only got a FAT32 main partition with my old hp_recovery partition now as NTFS.

Where I am now: I have done a full scan once more with EASEUS Data Recovery wizard pro and it did find all my old files and I have them selected to restore but when it asks to "Save files to:" I have no where to save them because the recovery is 10gigs and the slot which used to be my main partition is some weird 10mb FAT32 partition and I know there is at least 180gigs not being used but I cant save to that empty space. I have no where to save the files to and don't want to try anything else because I'm not very experienced in partition recovery yet and don't want to experiment anymore.

I'm pulling my hair out over this ordeal and would really appreciate any response I can get. I'm open to any suggestions. Thanks in advance.

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Preferred Solution: Deleted partition

I recommend downloading and running DRP. It's a recovery tool that has been proven to recover files that most other programs have no luck with. I've even recovered files from freshly formatted or partitioned drives.

You can download it direct from this link http://goo.gl/v51TwD. (This link will automatically start a download of DRP that you can save to your computer.)

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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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I accidently deleted :

- Drive C partition
- System partition (100mb)
- MBR partition

when i was trying to install fresh windows 7.

now i only have :

- Disk 0 Unallocated Space
- Disk 0 Partition 1: Data (Drive D)

when i try to make new partition in Unallocated Space, it says

"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style."

Please, can anyone help me to fix this?
And i need my Drive D untouchable. (not to be deleted)

A:Deleted C drive, system and MBR partition. Can't make new partition

Try to define a primary active partition in the allocated space. Use the bootable CD of Partition Wizard - it is the last box on the website. Burn that .iso to CD and boot with the CD. Here are How To tutorials.

Technical Support of free partition magic, partition manager servre, partition software and partition magic server - Partition Wizard

Then you should be able to install into that partition.

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I put 7100 on a second partition on my p.c. so I could test it out since I have had to revert to 7000 paritition on this machine on all builds after 7022 due to internet loss bug. However I have solved the problem and am now ready to move the second partition over onto the first one, which I have done before with Win7 since it has a hidden partition with its boot manager and so it doesn't rely on C: drive to boot.

Normally I would use Disk Management to delete the first partiition, then use Partition Magic Pro 9 to move the second partition over onto the first one's free space. It has worked several times so far, but the problem is that I am not sure I want to have as a long-term main partition one which is labeled "F." Is this going to be a problem somewhere down the line? I cannot find a way to change the drive letter on a primary system partition like this to letter "C" which is now available. Any suggestions or do I just need to clean install?

A:Moving 2nd partition onto deleted 1st partition?

No problems will occur. You can change the drive letters by accessing Disk Management, right clicking on the "F" partition, and pressing "Change Drive Letter and Paths". If there is no "C" drive present or "C" has not already been assigned, then it should work.

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Hello, I've been wanted to reformat my computer for a while now. So today I deleted my OS's partition, but then I came up with an error saying "windows cannot be installed to this disk GPT." I backed up everything on another partition. But now I can't even access it because I have no OS. I can delete the hard drive clean and install a new windows through there, but that would mean losing all of my data. Is there any way I can boot my computer to recover those files? This is on an ASUS n56, laptop.

Thank you for reading!

A:Deleted my OS partition, but have info on another partition..

What is the exact error message? " windows cannot be installed to this disk GPT." doesn't quite describe the exact problem you are having. Kindly post the full error message, we need the specifics.

What version of Windows do you intend to install? Seven | 8 | 8.1 (32-bit | 64-bit).

How did you delete the OS partition (Windows media or other utility?).

Did you perform any other partition operations other than just deleting the partition? For example, converting from GPT to MBR disk or vice versa, creating new partitions, etc?

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Before Win7 I had Win XP SP3.
I did clean installation (deleted Program Files partition and C:\) partition, but somehow, my "Programming" partition got deleted as well.
It was 10 GB, and had some VERY important data on it.
When I go to Storage Manager, it's shown as part of C: partition, as you can see on image.

Now, when I try to right click it, this is how menu looks:

And, when I try to change it's drive letters and paths, it pops this error:


I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64, build 7100 (RC).

Anyone knows how can I solve this problem?

Few notes:
1. I have 2 Hard Drives - 600 and 240 GB.
2. Unallocated space is for my new XP installation.
3. Partition E:\ is for movies, G:\ is for installations and .exe files, D:\ is "Program Files" partition.

A:Partition problem - Partition deleted or something?

Hi Blazeme welcome to the forums,

Have you tried setting the partition as active? You will need to set 'Mark partition as active' in order to allocate it a drive letter.

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Hello. I have an Acer laptop that had Windows 8 on it. We took the free upgrade to get to Windows 10 and tried it for a few months. Now I decided to try to install Windows 7 on it. I put the disc in the drive and booted. I deleted all partitions except for the data partition that has our movies and music on it. It tells me that Windows can't be installed on this because it is a GPT type. It appears that while the installer is running, when you delete partitions it happens immediately. I thought that it would allow me to cancel because I didn't commit the changes, but I was wrong. I can't format the entire drive because we have important documents on there. What can I do to reinstall Windows 10? We prefer 7, but I have a feeling I need to reinstall 10 first, and then back up the data to an external drive, and then wipe the whole drive to install 7.

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I also have a copy of Fedora and SuSE. Perhaps there is a way I can Live Boot and transfer the files to an external hard drive?

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Hey guys,

So this is my problem:

I have a 500GB Maxtor Hard disk, and I went to install windows xp, but during the installation i saw that it was split into different partitions. I have no idea why but i deleted one of them. Now i think the entire hard disk is screwed up. When i connected it to my laptop using a SATA docking station, under disk management it gives me my C drive which is disk 0 and it gives me the Maxtor hard disk which is disk 1. But disk 1 is split into 100mb, 60Gb and 405.66 GB with the 405.66 being unallocated. What should i do to make it 1 500GB harddisk.

Pls Helpp!!!
 

A:Please help with deleted partition

Assuming the disk does not contain an operating system, or any personal data you need, just remove the partitions, so the whole disk is unallocated, then create a simple partition the entire size of the disk e.g. 465GB in size.
 

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I own a Dell Studio 1555 laptop having Vista 32-bit. But it was giving problems so i wanted to install Windows XP, so when I inserted the disc, after loading all the drivers it showed a blue screen. I tried several times but same error was coming. I was having a DOS disc, with that i deleted the partitions coz i was thinking the recovery drive was not allowing me to install XP. But now neither i can create a partition nor i can install any OS. Please suggest what to do ?

Moreover is there any chance of warranty being void since i bought it just 4 months back ?

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Hello Ayan007, welcome to Seven Forums!



If you didn't create the "Recovery Disks" before you deleted the "Recovery Partition" then you may have done away with the only way to recover your PC if ever you have any issues that require you to do a "Factory Recovery"; if it was the "D: Recovery" partition it's probably not big enough to install an OS on, how big is it?

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installed linux on my hp mini 1010nr and erased the little partition that had sp 3 behind it. i bought an external drive to reinstall my win xp os but it says it can't install because it needs sp3, how do i fix this.
Processor: Intel Atom N270 / 1.6 GHz
Memory: 2gigs
Hard Drive: 8 GB Solid State Drive
 

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I accidentally Deleted a partition how can i get it back?
Thanks
 

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Hi, I bought a msi GT627 about a year ago and when it got here, I noticed it had 3 partitions. 1 with windows vista on it. 1 with the OS installed (C and 1 was just a data drive (D

My C: drive only had 50 gb total on it. Yeah it finally filled up. My D: had 250 gb of space on it. I decided I just wanted 2 drives. One with the windows disk on it and the other with the OS which is (C I deleted the entire D: drive and then I extended my c: drive to total around 295 gb.

I reinstalled windows Vista onto the new C: drive and now every time when windows boots up to the desktop. I get a small DOS window ( C:windows/system32/cmd.exe) and then approximately 30 seconds later, windows shuts down. I cannot figure out what to do here. I thought maybe I shouldnt have deleted the D: drive but in my mind it was just a storage drive. I tried to make a new D: just smaller but it didnt fix the problem. If I go into safe mode, it runs fine but I obviously cannot update things because of safe mode limitations. Any help at all would be much appreciated..

A:I deleted a partition pls help!

Welcome
I would do a clean install. It seems that you are not installed correctly. Be sure to follow the format procedue given in this tutorial
Clean Install From Upgrade Vista

If you have the full version
Clean Install with a Full Version of Vista

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Hey guys,
Today i was buying some used drives from a guy and the PC we were using to test the drives from had my main windows 7 install on it,,, being in a rush at the end testing the last drive he sold me i accidentally deleted the partition on my main drive,, i DID NOT format it,, im wondering if there is a way i can restore that partition and have it boot up again???
If so whats the best way to do it? is there a tutorial here on the site for this? i havent had a chance to check yet but will start a full search after i post this and hope that maybe someone will reply and or if i find what i need then i will just come back here and delete this post or update it as solved
Thanks

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The free MiniTool Partition Wizard may be able to help.

How to perform lost partition recovery and deleted partition recovery under Windows? Partition Recovery Help.

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ive deleted my EFI partition on my 1tb Samsung external hdd and now it dosent seem to be recognised as usb 3.0,

if i plug it into my usb 3.0 the little blue light flashes a few times and then goes off, i cant see it in with my hard drives and it isnt showing in disk management,

if i plug it into usb 2.0 it shows up and works fine and it was working fine with usb 3.0 until i deleted the EFI

is there a way to put the efi partition back on?

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I installed an 80GB HD to replace a 40GB. I was going to use Norton Ghost V9.0 to copy the HD. I was using FDISK and accidently deleted the C: drive partition. I guess I just had a senior moment. Does anyone know or have any information as to how I can get it back. I hooked the drive on my other PC but it doesn't recognize it.
HELP HELP HELP
 

A:Need help with a deleted PARTITION.

Hi welcome to TSG

you'd be better posting this in either the hardware forum or software forum?
 

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Hey guys, have a client with a WinXP workstation. They showed up one morning to find this one un-bootable. I've diagnosed it to the point where I can recover the partition but wanted to bounce it off you guys real quick to see if you think I should look for a CMOS virus or..?

Thanks so much!

EDIT: Should have mentioned, I've got the IDE drive plugged into my laptop via a USB adapter cable right now. The workstation itself if sitting on the desk powerless and cracked open.

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OK I SOME HOW DELETED MY RECOVERY PITITION I HAVE AN ACER EXTENSA 4420 THATS NOT THE PROBLEM .
THE ISSUE LIES IN THE FACT THAT I DIDNT OR DONT HAVE A SYSTEM RESTORE PIONT
AND I KEEP GETTING SENT BACK TO THE RESTORE ,RECOVERY WINDOW
IM NOT SLOW AT ALL WHEN IT COME TO COMPUTERS BUT I NEED A HAND ON THIS ONE
 

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If you deleted the recovery partition without ever making recovery discs or you lost them, you may be able to purchase recovery discs by first going to this page on the Acer support web site:

https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer
 

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HP probook 4510s windows 7 32bit 350gb 4gb ram 2.2 ghz
I did a "disk sanitizer" and the laptop isn't rebooting right or reading my operating system cd it says "NON-SySTEM ERROR OR DISK REPLACE AND STRIKE ANY KEY WHEN READY"
1) i removed all assceraries from the leptop
2) ran a diagnostic test all passed
3) here are some photos attachments
4) i think i deleted the partition and the OPS wind.7
Please thanks

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Hello tazloccsta and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm guessing you used HP Disk Sanitizer. As you probably know, this is a utility that can securely erase all data from a hard drive.

HP ProtectTools - keep data, networks and communications protected from threats

Ordinarily I'd suggest you try to return your computer to a previous condition by using a restore point from a date/time prior to using Disk Sanitizer. But I'm not at all confident this would work. It would be way too easy for an unauthorized person to gain access to your computer and "undelete" the data you thought had been securely deleted. But you can give it a try.

System Restore

One of the Forum experts has prepared a couple of troubleshooting guides that may help.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Or you might want to skip directly to a repair install. It will try to fix your currently installed Windows 7 and preserve your user accounts, data, programs, system drivers, etc. It would probably take less than an hour and if it works, you'd just have to reinstall Windows Updates.

Repair Install

You could also use this opportunity to do a clean reinstall and eliminate the HP bloatware and useless factory installed utilities that just slow down a machine.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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I'm not sure if this goes here, but I deleted a partition on a slave hard drive and then I created a new partition over it. But I haven't formatted it. Now I just found out that there was data on that partition that I really need but I don't know how to get it back if I have a partition over it now that isn't formatted. Help!
 

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Try using data recovery software. You will likely need to use "scan" mode, which will read all of the sectors of the HDD (and will take awhile). I've had decent luck with EaseUS.
 

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During a re-install of Win 7 I deleted the 100mb system partition. The install didn't rebuild this partition. The computer runs fine but will not do a restart from either the shutdown menu or from a program restart window. Don't know if the two are related but I need to rebuild the system partition. Looking for some instructions.

Thanks for the help.

Bob K

A:Deleted Win 7 100mb partition

There is tutorial on the forum about removing that 100mb partition and reloading the info that was there in the main partition. Not sure where it's at I will look. Found it not sure about this in general so get some others to chime in with help. System Reserved Partition - Delete If you don't have a install DVD I suspect a recovery disc will get you to the command area. Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs — The NeoSmart Files

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accidentally i delete my efi partition. now i cannot boot up to windows 8
any advice what should i do?
sorry before

A:EFI / UEFI partition Deleted

Found this , talks about protecting and recovering a UEFI partition...it's not a simple process unfortunately...

Protecting and Recovering a UEFI System

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Hi!

I accidentaly deleted the existing partition on my seagate expansion 2 TB external HDD. I have used active partition which recognises all my folders and files, and saved the scan results. However I cannot seem to restore it as the drive apperas to have bad sectors.

Also ran spinrite level 2, but nothing has come back, to my surprise.

Any advice? I seem to be missing out on a step somewhere and would not liket to proceed doing anything without advice first.

Thanks in advance.
 

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I was given a Toshiba Satellite C665D. I tried running the recovery media creator but got a message that said No HDD recovery area. The Toshiba recovery media creator can not be launched. I contacted the previous owner and was told no recovery media was done for the notebook and he created a new partition as there was free space on the HDD which seems to have wiped the recovery partition I don't understand how as the recovery partition was hidden, I figured out how to unhide the partition and it shows the recovery folder but it is empty. What I would like to know is there any way to get the recovery partition back. Thanks.

A:OEM recovery partition has been deleted

As far as I know, the only way to get the recovery partition back is to use the recovery disks (that in this case were not made.) The disks would restore the computer to factory specifications, including the hidden recovery partition.

You could order the disks from Toshiba. See Page 1-15 for details.


http://forums.toshiba.com/tshb/attac...sersManual.pdf

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So, I decided a week ago to install Ubuntu 11.04 alongside my Windows 7, which as you know, created a new parition. As you also know, Ubuntu likes to use it's own boot manager. Well, I decided that I was going to download and install the Windows 8 Build 7955 (as I found on Windows 8 Forums) onto the partition that was occupied by Ubuntu.. so, I downloaded the image and then, in my disk management, deleted the entire parition that Ubuntu was installed on. I went to restart my computer to finish an AntiVirus update shortly thereafter, and got a message saying something along the lines of "Grub error; unknown filesystem." I attempted a repair with my disc and nothing worked.

Right now, I am installing Windows 7 on the new parition in the hopes that I can get it working again, just to get at my files on the main parition. If not, I do have a SATA-to-USB adapter that I can use to manually extract the files onto another computer, and then just wide the drive entirely, but I'm really hoping I don't have to do that, as it would be SUCH a nuisance if I had to re-do EVERYTHING on my laptop. So, what I'm asking is, if the fresh install on the new partition doesn't work, is there any way to restore the original boot manager, or am I kinda dead in the water?

A:Deleted partition, now cannot boot!

Your current process will most likely solve the issue for you as the new installation should see the old installation and allow for it in the newly created bootmgr.

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i have laptop sony vaio vgn cs 320j ...
i had installed windows 7 ultimaye 64 earlier...
but i have already formatted that one..now no os on pc..
i also deleted by mistakes syaytem partition..
i dont have driver cd..

what to do???

driver are there on sony website...but which one to download i dont know for booting my windows???

at present my pc on non-bootable mode..

Sony eSupport - VGN-CS320J/P - Support

please help....

A:deleted system partition...

Hello swap2511 and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you also delete the hidden recovery partition installed at the factory by Sony? If it's still on the hard drive you can restore your computer to factory specs. This recovery guide should be fairly close for your model Vaio computer.

https://www.docs.sony.com/Release/VG...overyguide.pdf

You might also be able to recover the deleted partitions with a free utility called MiniTool Partition Wizard.

How to perform lost partition recovery and deleted partition recovery under Windows? Partition Recovery Help.

Or you might consider doing a clean reinstall of the operating system and removing all factory bloatware. If you need an installation DVD step 1 explains how to get a free, legal copy. You would download and save the ISO file for your version of Windows 7 (perhaps to the desktop) and then burn the ISO file to a blank DVD.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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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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pc has 2 drives in it. c: and d:. i was installing xp pro on c: and during the install the process asked me if I wanted to delete partitions. I selected the wrong one (d: ) and deleted it. I did not format it. Is there a way to get all the data off that drive? I tried PC Inspector File Recovery but that program does not get all the files. It seems to pick up only on directories and nothing else. This d: drive is in a pc that has win2k pro with SP4 and windows no longer sees this drive. any help would be appriciated
 

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I accidently deleted the partition on my external hard drive while doing a reinstall of Windows. I had the drive still plugged in and when I was deleted the partition on I though was my hard drive on my computer, I choose to delete the partition on my external. Is there anyone that knows how if possible to restore this lost data?
 

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Take a look at PC Inspector, it should be able to restore the partition.
 

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Hi-

I accidentally started to install a new version of XP Home on an existing partition that had a good working XP home on it. I got to the point on the install where it highlighted the good partition and I hit "L" to erase it. At that point I stopped and tried a repair from the XP Home disk but no luck. Since it didn't overwrite it (probably just erased some pointers) is there any way to get back the good partition/OS that was on this disk?

Thanks

Koetsu13
 

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Hi-

Just wondering if there was a way to solve this problem or am I SOL. I accidentally started to install a new version of XP Home on an existing partition that had a good working XP home on it. I got to the point on the install where it highlighted the good partition and I hit "L" to erase it. At that point I stopped and tried a repair but no luck. Since it didn't overwrite it (probably just erased some pointers) is there any way to get back the good partition/OS on this disk?

Thanks

Koetsu
 

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I've inherited a Probook 450 G2 running Windows 7 64-bit. It needs reformatting but, for reasons unknown, the recovery partition isn't there. I still have the product key code but how can I clean install windows without f11?Perhaps there is a way to restore or recover the missing partition? Or some way to download an installation file?Thank you.

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Help!!

I have just deleted my C: drive primary DOS partition on my pc. I put another drive in which I was meant to be partitioning and forgot to change to IDE 2 in fdisk! Now I haven't formatted my drive yet so is there anyway I can restore my partition as I have no backups of my files.

Your quick response would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers
Mark

A:Deleted my Primary DOS partition!!

If the partition is FAT32, here's a tool that should do it: http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/uk/welcome.htm

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I can't refresh or reinstall using Windows or Samsung functions, which I is my own fault as I deleted the recovery partition by mistakenly thinking it was not important.

I have contacted Samsung, they say it's my fault so they won't help. I contacted Microsoft and they said the same. Nobody will provide installation disks. I think these are my options..

1) Use my flatmates Windows 8 laptop to make disks. Its a different brand laptop though, is this a problem? Also, should I use DVDs or CDs? I have my serial number and product code and I don't mind downloading drivers from Samsung.

2)Buy the Windows 8 Pro upgrade for ?50 because I'm a student. But I'm unsure if this will be a full install with all the files I need because it is only an upgrade?

I would like to sort this out sooner rather than later. I need my laptop for coursework. Any advice greatly appreciated.

A:I deleted my recovery partition.... I know now that's bad!

It isn't a bad idea at all....but that's assuming you have made recovery discs. Anytime I buy a laptop, I wipe the drive completely and install the OS myself, but I keep a copy of my restore discs, just in case. Having your only recovery method on the hard drive (which is prone to fail) is never a good idea.

That all being said, do you have any friends who might have a plain vanilla Windows 8 disc? The recovery discs from another laptop, assuming they even boot, typically won't let you repair a system...only reinstall.

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Ok, to start out, I know I am an idiot...I am a little too advanced a user to do something like this.

Anyway, I have a 70 G IDE hard drive that originally had no partitions, loaded with XP. My buddy helped me to make a new partition (with Partition Magic) to re-install a new copy of XP as the old one was running pretty slow and had a bunch of crap on there.

So then I had a dual boot system, and everything was grand. Then, after I yanked all the stuff I wanted off the original installation of XP, which was drive c:, I deleted it (Partition Magic again). My buddy had told me to re-format it, not delete it.

Of course, that was the only active partition and the other copy was bootstrapped, so now I cannot load windows. Get a message saying please insert boot media.

I tried to use the XP disc, but when I try to install it on the c: partition it says there is no XP-compatible partition. I can use it to make and delete partitions, but they are listed as 'raw' and cannot be used to install windows on. XP setup tells me to go back and create an XP-compatible partition, but it seems I cannot, just can create these 'raw' partitions.

The partition that the new install of windows is on is there, but I don't think I can do anything with that, as I do not want to lose any data, so re-formatting is out of the question.

I am not sure whether I can use the XP disc to repair the new installation, I will play around with it a bit more when I can.

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A:Deleted active partition :eek:

If I have understood your problem correctly, you need to reinstall XP. Insert the installation media and go through the process till you are presented with a screen where you need to choose where you need to install XP. There should be a unformatted free space. Choose that to install your XP. If there is no C drive present, Windows will assign this free space as Drive C:.
 

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Hello My recovery partition was destroyed when I did a full system backup using Acronis backup software.  When I try to do a restore job using the same software, there is no recovery partition and also some of the pre-installed softwares are missing. Where can I buy a recovery media or what is my next step to have my laptop back to the original state? Regards. 

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I installed an 80GB HD to replace a 40GB. I was going to use Norton Ghost V9.0 to copy the HD. I was using FDISK and accidently deleted the C: drive partition. I guess I just had a senior moment. Does anyone know or have any information as to how I can get it back. I hooked the drive on my other PC but it doesn't recognize it.
HELP HELP HELP
 

A:I need help recovering a deleted partition

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On my laptop I have, in common with many others, a 11 Gb pertition, that could be used to restore the laptop to its original state. It is very unlikely that I would ever want to do so, as I have since installed Vista x64 from a retail copy.

Is it possible to delete this partition and extend C: into that space?

What would be the pitfalls , if any?

A:Manufacturer Partition, can it be deleted?

Hello bgowers,

The only bad effect this would have is that you no longer have the backup.

You can delete it from Disk Management.

~Lordbob

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Well I made a 5gb partition on my hard drive for linux recently. Today I realized it was useless, and I wanted to delete it. So being new to this stuff I thought it would be alright to just delete the partition and reformat it. I restart my computer and the grub loading message still comes up but gives me an error. This is what it says:

GRUB Loading stage1.5.

GRUB loading, please wait...
Error 17

Any way to fix this? I think I can still boot into some live cd's for linux if necessary. Also, I am running windows xp with SP2 and had Freespire Linux.

It won't let me boot into windows or linux and all I can do is get into my bios or boot off a live cd.

Thanks for reading this!

EDIT: I think I should add I don't have a windows disc. Dell never sent one with my computer...

A:Deleted Linux Partition

You need your XP disk and boot to the recovery console and run fixmbrMarkhttp://www.microsoft.com

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So heres the deal. I deleted the Ubuntu 10.04 partition in windows computer management/disk management. Then i shut down the computer, upon booting up i was greeted with an grub error and unable to boot into windows. I used super grub disk, now windows boots up fine now. I'm left with this now, three other partitions and a 218gb of free space. How can i allocate my free space (218gb) to my C: drive? I right click my C: drive but the extend volume is grayed out. Only the Shrink volume is selectable.

A:Deleted Ubuntu 10.04 partition

To Remove Linux take look at this post:
Error 0xc0000225 on boot

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I deleted the 100 mb partition for Windows 7 yesterday because you're not allowed more than 4 partitions at one time when installing linux. So i didn't think i needed it. I deleted it realizing soon after than i required it for booting. I have a laptop so i didnt receive a Windows installation disk to correct this quickly, i have recovery disks that will work, but i don't want to have to go through updating and downloading so much again. I was curious if there was anyway i could fix this without formatting my hard drive. Like if i could download that partition from somewhere or the windows installation disk. thanks

A:100 mb partition deleted. need it back

Hi there.

"Nullo Problemo".

Just boot up your repair disk and go into "Repair System" when you get the start up options.

You'll need either your install disk or a recovery disk. (Both can be booted from a USB).
You'll also need to set your current partition as "Active". Use Gparted or partition wizard from a bootable recovery medium to set this.

(You'll need another bootable drive (CD / DVD / USB etc.) to boot to set this but GPARTED etc. can create bootable media for this sort of stuff).

Cheers
jimbo

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recovery partition deleted by mistake how can i get original recovery image

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Prasanna-pc Ordinarily, I would recommend using HP Recovery Media to restore your PC to its original condition. That would erase the entire drive, format the drive, and install the OS, the drivers, and the HP utilities.Unfortunately, there is no HP Recovery Media linked to the HP Product Page for your PC.  This could be an oversight by HP, or it could also mean that HP no longer stocks the recovery media for your PC. They no long stock recovery media for the older PCs.You can try contacting HP Customer Support directly, using the links below, to see if you can order if from them:If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlNOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while!If HP no longer provides Recovery Media for your model, a couple of other sites you should check are: http://www.computersurgeons.com/  and http://www.restoredisks.com/ Good Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on my post to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution".=======... Read more

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Today i installed window 7 on one of hard drives so i had window xp sp2 on C and window 7 on D. I also wanted to reformat my computer with window xp on C. So i used an usb with window xp in it to install. When i got to the part where you choose which drive to install window xp in i was going to choose C but then it said this partition is not compatible so i deleted the partition and tried to install it from it didn't work. So i gave up on reformating window xp sp2. So i restart my computer and when i try to boot it gets suck on the part where it says boot on CD and it gets stuck there forever and never goes on any further, then i try using window recovery console it all sets up fine but when it gets up to the part where it starts window i instantly get a blue screen of death saying window has shut down to prevent damage. I have been stuck trying to fix this for hours. I am writing this on my other computer and idk 2 do

A:Need help deleted my window xp partition

I can not reformat with my disc because every hard drive i try to install in gives me incompatibility

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Arghh, cant be any dumber to delete the wrong partition TWICE!! i managed to do it, i did it with winxp cd.
I have two hdds both have only one partition and i deleted the wrong one to make it into 2 partitions, is it possible to recover all the files after partition is deleted, its not formated yet no new partition created, if its possible to recover from this will the windows be usable or should i reinstall just to make sure everything works like it did before.

Going to install OpenSuse but i still want my stuff back and maybe use that crappy Windows when i need to.

Thanks to whoever can help me resolve this problem.
 

A:Recovery of deleted hdd/partition

I am dashing out - so I leave you this link
One of my posts for RLD - recoverlostdata

There is more out there to choose from.
 

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Hi,
Trying to tidy up my PC, I deleted the partition that had Win 98 on as I no longer use it. I have a much larger partition with Win XP, that I use all the time. With Partition Magic I deleted the Win98 partition, and now my PC wont load as I must have deleted the Active partition. How can I get into my PC to make the XP partition to be the Active partition. Then it will boot up. I am not very familiar with Dos, and will need help.
 

A:Help, I have deleted the Active partition

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Windows XP
HP Compaq 2710p Laptop

Please help!

I accidentally deleted the D: drive containing my recovery partition. I can't restore to factory settings using the driver recovery dvd because the system no longer detects the cd/dvd drive from the slim expandable base.

How can I recover the deleted partition? Or make the cd/dvd drive respond?

A:Deleted Recovery Partition

If you have not created anything on the partition or overwritten the partition with any files then you could recover it using a recovery program.
for a free and easy program you can try PC Inspector

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Hi everyone!

I'm getting rid of my old computer, so I wanted to wipe everything out and start anew. Although I'm a chick, I do love learning about my computer. I'm not as computer geek-ish as I'd like to be, but I understand most instructions. So I followed some instructions on formatting, and I deleted a partition. I then had the option to create a new partition, and as I pushed ENTER to continue, it froze. I rebooted, and now the system freezes up everytime it gets to a black screen with white text that reads "Inspecting Your Computer's Hardware Configuration." If I take the Windows XP bootable CD out and try to let Windows boot up, it tells me there is no operating system. (Which makes sense because I deleted the partition.) So now I need to create that partition (I guess?) but have no idea how to do it from here since it keeps freezing up with the CD in. Any suggestions?

A:Deleted a Partition. Can't Create a New One!!!

Hi Kamicryze, welcome to TSF..

good news is that you can solve the problem with the help of the installation disc:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313348
and
http://chara.epfl.ch/~fsalvi/Windows...cconsole2.html

Hope that helps

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