I was using copywipe on hirens boot cd to copy a Windows installation to a new drive. unfortunately for me, I was rushing, I set the source drive as the USB drive running hiren/copywipe to the Windows partition, I think it has destroyed the partition tables and replaced with hiren boot USB ones.
disk: was NTFS 40 / 250 partitions
disk: now FAT32 145 / 145 partition
I have used several partition recovery tools, diskdigger to name one, they all show a recovered partition, but its the hiren stuff.
any advice would be a fantastic help
To all that have similar issues I recommend using TestDisk (undelete partition) software. you can get this software as part of hirens boot cd.