[Help] Deleted Partition Recovery on Windows 7

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  1. itsbighead

    itsbighead MDL Novice

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    #1 itsbighead, Jan 18, 2014
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    Hi All

    A few days ago i created a new partition on my external hdd that I was going to install OSX (Hackintosh) onto. OSX installed correctly but it kept giving me boot0:error so i thought it might of been the fact that the 20gb partition was a logical mbr. So i changed it and it still gave me the same problem

    After that i tried formatting the partition with disk utility and it gave me a error (which i neglected to write down) which resulted in all partitions on the disk being corrupted/deleted. This is what is shown when i connect the disk to Acronis Disk Director

    Disk 2 (MBR)
    'Local Volume' | 910.5GB | | Primary MBR | Not Formatted | Healthy
    Unallocated | 931.5GB |

    I tried running Acronis Recovery Expert and it was able to detect that i had 2 deleted partitions but the thing is it took 5 hours just to be able to continue to the next step, during this time the indicator light on the hdd never stops blinking. But when i click on next the RecoveryExpert program crashes.

    I have tried EaseUS and Minitool Partition Recovery but when i try and open the program with the hdd plugged in, the program stays at the loading screen and it never opens while the indicator light keeps blinking. I also tried running the hdd through testdisk on Ubuntu but the program idles at the disk selection screen after i select proceed and the indicator light also keeps blinking

    The external harddrive is a WD Elements 1TB and i only got it a month ago. Please help i have so much important data on there and im about to cry because ive tried everything

    Thanks
     
  2. Tito

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  3. itsbighead

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    i already tried running testdisk on windows and on ubuntu but as it said above each time i select the process button the screen just stays at the disk selection screen and the indicator light keeps flashing

    do you really think it will be different on hirens bootcd?
     
  4. itsbighead

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    Full Intellectual Scan - Turned up a useless partition that wouldnt mount (Incorrect space)
    Normal Scan - Turned up nothing
    Full Scan - Turned up nothing

    The only program that seems to recognise that i have a deleted partition is the acronis recovery expert. all other programs stop responding when i open them with the external hdd plugged in while the led indicator light keeps blinking.

    Omfg am i utterly screwed? Is all of the data permanently lost?
     
  5. itsbighead

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    Easus gets stuck at the splash screen when I have my external hard drive connected....
     
  6. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Try connecting it after loading EaseUS, then refresh drives list
     
  7. itsbighead

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    Doesn't work as it the program freezes. Is the data on the 910gb partition permanently lost?
     
  8. leebo_28

    leebo_28 MDL Senior Member

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    if your connecting through USB..your last option might be to tear open that external and hook the drive directly to motherboard , then try some of these partition recovery programs.
     
  9. mackrack5

    mackrack5 MDL Novice

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    I think First Check USB HDD.Via Crystal Disk Info.
    A good program that show you SMART Health Of HDD.Because Program is non responsive while scanning or accessing drive ,may be WD enclosure is a culprit or HDD.(Opening Enclosure may be void Warranty)
     
  10. leebo_28

    leebo_28 MDL Senior Member

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    I only mentioned it as a last resort to save his data. It's up to him if he/she thinks it's worth voiding his warranty.
     
  11. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    This ^^
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  12. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    Active@ recovery parttion ?
     
  13. MSMG

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    Use Active@ Partition Recovery, it's the best that can do your job.
     
  14. itsbighead

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    #16 itsbighead, Jan 19, 2014
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    so i tried what you guys said and it sort of worked. it was able to detect that i had two partitions within the unallocated space that were in good condition. I decided to fix the boot sector for both these partitions and run the create/fix partitioning button in the menu where i selected MBR and then in the logs at the bottom of the window it says that it "Successfully fixed MBR". Currently the program registers the primary and copy boot sector as being valid and i can view all my files that was on it before

    But the problem is when i now click the Recover button it still says that

    Not Ready for Recovery
    Reason: The logical structure of MBR is damaged and contains invalid partition records
    Action: You can try to use eith low level tools (like disk editor) to fix records manually, or delete invalid partitions or execute FixMBR command

    Do you guys know how i could fix this problem?

    i only got the HDD a month ago and i safely eject it every time i use it so i doubt that theres anything wrong with the HDD
     
  15. itsbighead

    itsbighead MDL Novice

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    what do you guys think are the chances of me successfully recovering all existing data or the whole partition from my external hdd
     
  16. mackrack5

    mackrack5 MDL Novice

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    What is Version Of EASEUS.
    I Usually failed to recover from Latest version.
    I successfully recovered with EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional 4.3.6 lots of time without any problem.
     
  17. MSMG

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    At the first place you used the disk utility to format the drive, there it messed up the drive table, using Active@ Partition Recovery it recognized the two partitions right and you are able to see the files. then all data seems to be safe. instead of fixing the drive, use active@ File recovery to save the contents of the drive to another drive or create a drive image file to another pc and see whether you can browse through the files and extract them if it works then its safe. now you can fully cleanup the corrupted drive and create fresh partitions and copy back the data.

     
  18. jerryhill

    jerryhill MDL Novice

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    File Recovery Tool is capable to recover network drive, flash drive or local hard drive. Even, File Recovery Tool provides option to recover all the deleted items on the original destination. However, you should recover all your lost files at any other network drive, hard drive or Flash drive to enhance the probability of file recovery success.

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