Partition recovery is the process of recovering data from a hard drive partition that has been rendered unreadable by normal methods. A problem that is caused by drive failure, accidental formatting, corruption of data.

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3TB raw hard drive partition recovery stymied by GPT

I have a seagate 3TB external hard drive with GPT. I accidentally pulled out the power cord and upon reboot was faced with a Raw Partition message in Windows Explorer re: You need to format your drive ...
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Lost all data after chkdsk on NTFS partition. How do I get it back?

I have a multiboot system with a shared NTFS partition (300gigs) across OS's (Windows7, Debian, Arch). Recently I booted into Windows and it prompted me to run CHKDSK and after that I can't see any of ...
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Hard drive unallocated after misuse of dd command

I tried to create a bootable USB using the command: dd if=ubuntu.iso of=/dev/sdb and I made a mistake. I typed sdb instead sdd. sdb being my second hard drive and sdd my USB drive. I canceled the ...
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WD external Hard disk volumes are not recognizing by data recovery tools

It is regarding my WD 1TB external harddisk. The issue:- Accidently dropped from my hands(approx 1 feet height). It worked properly for one day, but since day 2, I realised that my laptop is only ...
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Drive Partitions not Extending [duplicate]

I have a USB stick which I made into a bootable USB stick for Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu, and then I formatted the USB stick. However, it only has 2MB of space on it, however it is an 8GB USB. I ...
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How can I detect a linux swap partition on an image with no partition table?

I'm working on recovering an image that had the partition table blown away. For other filesystems, I've been able to use Sleuthkit's sigfind and the default templates or specified offset/signature to ...
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How to fix damaged NTFS partition?

I have an external HDD with one NTFS partition. I wanted to transfer some files between PCs, so I have copied some files from Debian PC to the drive. After then as usual I have chosen safety remove ...
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How to restore deleted OEM partition that is “still there”?

I made the mistake of deleting Windows 8 OEM Recovery partition instead of just making it inactive. I used diskpart: select partition n delete partition Now I see the unassigned space in the Disk ...
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Whole working Windows 7 partition (on SSD) suddenly became “Unallocated Disk Space”

I have an HP 2540p with Windows 7 installed on a Plextor M3 SSD that sits in the upgrade drive bay (that used to house a DVD drive). The system has been working fine for months until this morning when ...
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How to restore Vista from a corrupted install of Xubuntu?

On my laptop, I've decided to get Xubuntu. During the process, my laptop overheated and shutdown during the installation process. As I turn it back on, it has GRUB, not allowing me to go on Xubuntu or ...
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Disaster recovery for RAID and mdadm

I´m having a software raid 5 with 5 2TB members. After some work with gparted my RAID doesn´t work any more... How can I check the integrity of each member? What would be my options, if the partition ...
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I need help formatting my laptop

I am currently using a Packard Bell Easynote LJ75. This laptop is running several partitions. My laptop was running fine with Windows 7 installed on E:, and C: being used to store all apps and ...
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Merely chainloading an Acer Recovery Partition deleted all data

I was starting a backup of Acer's factory restore partition located inside of an extended partition to determine whether or not it still worked. I clicked "take no action" once I saw that it had, in ...
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How to use File History with Recovery partition?

I formatted the recovery partition right after installing Windows 8. I'm curious as to why File history only allow the use of external HDD. Instead of using the Recovery Partition. I can't find a way ...
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windows 7 created an OEM partition on a 160Gb partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: On Windows (and PC), which Partition Recovery tool is a good, reliable one? I installed windows 7 and it created an OEM partition on a 160Gb partition which formally ...
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Correcting tree from messed up file tree in NTFS partition

It's a real messed situation, but I'm quite at the end of my options. It's my personal hardrive, so it's very important for me, and yes, I have no backup =( The short story: 1) I have two discs. ...
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How to restore Lenovo ThinkVantage Rescue And Recovery Partition?

I've created a backup of the Rescue And Recovery Partition using clonezilla. Now, on a new disk, I've recovered the partition using clonezilla, however when I try to boot it I get: Missing operating ...
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linux can't read partition table

My laptop has a Hitachi HTS725050A7E, this is 500GB with 4k block size. It shipped with two partitions, a 10G recovery partition on the front of the disk and the remainder of disk space in one big ...
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How add USB device to a VirtualBox snapshot?

I need to repair 1TB HDD I was restoring it sector by sector with the Disk Genius from thr Hirens iso file ( ofcourse in VM ) for about 24 hours. Than I need to turn off the notebook so, I paused the ...
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Reboot while repartitioning HDD left me with corrupt files

I'm trying to get used to the feeling that I might never be able to recover my lost files. Meanwhile, I'll try to explain the situation, hoping that someone might suggest a solution: My HDD is made ...
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Recover IDE partition in windows xp

I have accidentally delete my partition (Right click to My computer --> Manage). Now when i run some recovery tool, it show me every thing is there. As i have not formatted the disk or partition so ...
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Can I make my drives visible and change their partition type without losing my data?

I have made a lot of mistakes and now I cannot see my hard disk nor I can start my operating system on my laptop. All my passwords and important files on my hdd without any backup. I followed this ...
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Unable to access external hard disk drive in Windows XP

Note: I can access a flash disk drive formatted as exFAT. Just not my external HDD. So, you can imagine I have installed the exFAT update for winXP. My external HDD was formatted in Mac OS X as ...
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Cannot access disk, partition table broken

I was so dumb, to turn of the power on my Readynas Ultra 4 when it was installing the disk (3TB WD Green), I had no time to wait for it as I was going to return it (It was to damn noisy) The disk ...
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How to replace the laptop HDD but preserve the recovery partition?

I need to replace the HDD from one laptop, but the goal is to preserve the recovery partition, thus allowing me to re-install windows at any given time, just like if it was the original HDD. I've ...
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Recovery Partition Healthy?

I tried to backup my recovery partition a couple of times on a CD and HDD but this process fails every time. I used "Dell Datasafe Local Backup-Basic Edition", but after 2 minutes of burning/writing ...
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How do I make a partition usable in windows 7 after power loss?

A few days ago I was installing some software and power went down. When I rebooted, the partition to which the software was installed was not accessible. Disk manager shows that it's there, but ...
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recovering partition in multiboot configuration with tesdisk

i have a multiboot configuration with three os,suddenly two have become corrupted. i have read the testdisk guide,but i´m not confident,anybody could help?I have doubts like should select only the ...
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Recovering multiple partitions with testdisk in a multiboot configuration

I'm facing this kind of problem for the first time. Two of my three partitons got corrupted. In searching for a solution, I found testdisk. I've read the tutorials and feel confortable to use it, ...
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Is there a way to backup the windows recovery partition or recreate it on a sony vaio laptop?

My friend got a Sony Vaio laptop. Soon, I will install him Linux. But I want to back up the Windows 7's recovery partition that came pre-installed. But on laptop, normally, when we boot up, they ask ...
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How can I restore an OEM hidden disk partition (PQSERVICE) on disk0?

Acer Aspire 4720Z Laptop, Windows Vista SP2: I have a 111.79MB SATA/AHCI hard disk with the following partitions: The first partition, used for Recovery, originally had a logical name of ...
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Recover Data from a External Drive Formatted with Truecrypt volume

I was formatting a hard drive (160GB) with encryption to be used for backup using Truecrypt. My computer went to sleep while this was happening and the operation got canceled. I just clicked "Back" ...
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Windows 7, disk partition disappeared

I have a Mac Book Pro with 320GB HDD, I had Mac OSX (139.70 GB) on one partition (using BOOTCAMP) and Windows 7 (157.59GB) on other partition (Bootcamp). And in Windows I divided that single partition ...
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Recovering Ext3 Partition After Failed Move

I had an 1.5TB exteral disk, with an 983.83 GB ext3 partition on it, where the partition was positioned such that there were approximately 400 GB free space before the ext3 partition. I then used ...
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My hard disk does't get recognized

For a few days now I have a problem with my 500GB internal hard disk. I am on Linux Mint 13 but I have the same problem with my Windows installation. When running fdisk -l I can see my hard disk ...
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Finding a TrueCrypt volume on a lost partition

I had a 1TB hard drive that I created a 40GB TrueCrypt (non-hidden) volume (I did not back up the header but I still have the PASSWORD). The hard drive lost the partition and I have tried multiple ...
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Regaining access to a partition

My friend recently formatted his computer and after installing Windows 7 again the system does not allow access to his backup HDD anymore. Opening it in Computer triggers the "The drive is not ...
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HP Bios update filled recovery partition in windows 7 on HP Pavilion g6

I recently purchased an HP Pavilion g6. I received a message that the BIOS should be updated. I said OK and now the partition for recovery data is filled and I continually have a message to that ...
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can I copy the files from recovery partition to another drive partition

Is it possible to copy the files from a recovery partition to another partition on another drive an be able to restore system from the new recovery partition
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Recover partitions with both Windows 7 and Linux installed using TestDisk

I need to recover my partitions using TestDisk. I used deep search and the result is as follows: Disk /dev/sdc - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63 Partition Start End ...
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How can I repair or install startup repair/system recovery after BCD corruption?

How should I go about repairing startup repair? Installing startup repair onto the hard drive, as if it was not originally there, would also fix this. In the hope that someone at a Windows-specific ...
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What is the compaq diagnostic partition?

I have a very new Lenovo notebook but I see nowhere a compaq logo or something else. What is the compaq diagnostic partition and for what is this? Why do they use this in very new notebooks? Where ...
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On Windows (and PC), which Partition Recovery tool is a good, reliable one?

This is related to question: How do get my Windows 7 partition back after a blue screen? about losing the Windows 7 partition completely. I wonder if a Partition Recovery tool is a good, reliable ...
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LVM volume with corrupt MBR: how to mount and recover data from it?

I am new to LVM and partitioning in general, and so, am in a situation here. The Situation: I accidentally overwrote MBR of a Fedora 16-created LVM disk. Now, everything else on this disk is ...
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Recovering damaged filesystem/partition

I wanted to increase the size of my /home (originally about 20GB). /home was on the partition /dev/sda9. There was about 25GB free-unallocated space just after the /dev/sda9 partition. The plan was ...
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How do I copy the boot sector from one computer to another?

I have a pair of identical computers. One of them stopped booting the other day (it gets past the BIOS screen then goes black). Booting from a USB recovery stick I've verified that the partition is ...
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recover linux partition after failed windows xp install

I have a pc with two hard drives, one runs Ubuntu 10.10 and the other has NTFS with a broken XP. The XP failed after I upgrade Ubuntu to 10.10. I installed virtualbox in Ubuntu so for a while I ...
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Recover files from corrupt filesystem

My situation: I have an older 80GB IDE internal hdd, with a few files on it that I would like very much to recover: some word documents some latex documents (text files) and pictures (png, jpg, eps ...
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File structure corruption after installing ubuntu

I am using Windows 7. When I installed Ubuntu and ran it for the first time, everything was going fine. I booted Ubuntu and accessed my FAT32 and NTFS partitions. After restarting Ubuntu, I booted to ...
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Windows 7 system drive says it is raw, but System Recovery starts without issues

I have been running Windows 7 RC1 since it was available a couple of months ago and had no issues whatsoever until today. When I start my laptop, Windows does not boot but instead Windows System ...