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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I accidentally broke my 1tb drive during a dd iso image to a usb thumb drive [duplicate]

Which method suits most useful for this kind of situation. It took me 8-10seconds until i realized i was doing dd on the /dev/sdb instead of sdc and i guess that means 100-150mb of new stuff is ...
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Accidentally Formated /dev/sda1

I was messing around with some partitions on a PC that has both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04 installed on it. In gparted, I distractedly formatted /dev/sda1 as fat32. Upon rebooting, I got the message ...
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Cannot find WD partitions although Disk Utility see them

I have an external harddrive Western Digital that is locked wioth a password using their built in solution "WD unlocker". I put in my macbook, enter the correct password. But then no disks show up. I ...
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How can Testdisk recover more data than the size of the partition which the data is on?

This is going to be a long text because I'm not sure what parts of the back story are relevant - if you want to skip the boring parts, you can just read the two last paragraphs which have the actual ...
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Data partition is now OEM after factory reinstall

My laptop is a Dell inspiron with Windows 8. HDD is 1 TB, with 3 OEM partitions, + the C:. I split it into C: and D:. Fine. After a reinstall of Windows 8, using Dell recovery tool, I can't see the ...
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Recover deleted VeraCrypt partition

I have an external 1TB HDD with a NTFS partition and a Veracrypt one, or had, at least. I did a messy move trying to use the NTFS one to make a windows recovery media, to find out the hard way that ...
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Restoring factory recovery partition (samsung)

I have upgraded the HDD in a Samsung laptop and would like to restore the "Press F4 for recovery" partition. My new disk has three partitions, System, Windows, and Recovery. I did a dd of the ...
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Recovering deleted/overwritten partition

Short: By mistake I overwrote my partition table using the tool testdisk. I would like to recover my data and operating system. Using the tool testdisk I have located the lost partitions on my disk. ...
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Image hard drive containing Acronis Secure Zone

I'm trying to image the hard drive which has System, Windows and Acronis Secure Zone partitions. On my original machine I have recovery menu prompt ["Please press F11..."]. I'm able to image it over ...
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How to fix a damaged/corrupted NTFS filesystem/partition without losing the data on it?

I was going to install Fedora 15 along side my Windows 7 Starter on my Acer Apire One D255E and at some point during the resizing of the NTFS partition (the one with Windows on it) the setup failed. ...
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how can I reintegrate a lost and found pv into an LVM vg?

I recently lost a RAID that was a physical volume of one of my linux LVM volume groups. I ended up doing a vgreduce --removemissing and got on with the business of restoring the data. Well, today I ...
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External hard drive unreadable after copy

So I had a macbook pro on loan from school. I had to turn it in yesterday so what I did was copy all the files that where on there to an external hard drive. After that I tried too copy the ...
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Accidentally lost all my partitions, testdisk can't find them

I had 1 100GB partition with Windows and another ~800GB one with all my data. I shrinked that one to get another 100GB partition to install Mac OS X on (which I did successfully a couple times before) ...
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Is this SSD dead? what should I do if so

So my dad's laptop won't boot, It won't go beyond the "starting windows" loading screen and when I try to boot it in safe mode it will hang on loading classpnp.sys So now I tried to perform a ...
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Install window 7 Professional to Asus A43S

Currently my Asus operating system is window 7 Home Premium. Now I want to change to window 7 Professional and also formatting my Asus. I have read through this article but unfortunately my ...
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which recovery partition is safe to remove (active, recovery partition) or (recovery partition)?

I have two recovery partition and I need to delete one of them. I need to know which recovery the active, recovery partition (400 MB)or recover partition (839MB) .
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Cannot access 3TB Barracuda after moving from internal SATA to external USB

I have a very similar problem to Matt's problem here. I had 2 Barracuda XT 3TB SATA drives in my desktop PC running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. I sold the PC but kept the drives and bought a USB 3.0 ...
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Cut off a ntfs partition and repair it later

I have a semi theoretical question regarding ntfs partitions. Assume we create a ntfs partition inside a file dd if=/dev/zero of=test.img count=40960 mkfs.ntfs -F test.img for testing ...
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Data Recovery on a Laptop

I am trying to recover data from HP laptop that is running Windows but does not start up anymore. I am able to start it up with Knoppix. $ fdisk /dev/sda Command (m for help): p Disk /dev/sda: 465.8 ...
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Recover windows 10 EFI Boot from dual boot with ubuntu

I made my window 10 system system in dual boot with ubuntu. I would like to remove ubuntu and install it in virtual-box within windows. I am afraid to remove ubuntu partions fearing windows may not ...
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Recovery deleted filevault2 partition

I excitedly deleted my partition with my main OS. The partition is FileVault-encrypted. I formatted the hard drive while starting from an external OS X. I am using Mac OS X Yosemite. I still know the ...
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Boot from CD triggers Bitlocker

using Paragon, I have deleted the recovery partition. Afterwards, Windows 8.1 would not boot anymore. Then I tried booting from a Partition Manager CD, but when I try to boot from the CD, the ...
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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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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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Bootcamp Drive Missing from Startup Disk

I setup up a Bootcamp partition that was working pretty well. I could use Startup Options to change between the two. I was running bleeding-edge Windows 10 previews on Bootcamp and that broke I ...
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Can a HFS+ drive be recovered if reinitialized to Master Boot Record?

I (stupidly) used my RocketRaid 2300 BIOS to initialize an 8TB HSF+ drive. Now I want the HFS+ drive and directory structure back! Is this even possible? If so, what steps could be taken?
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What happens to the recovery partition from Dell after Windows 10 Upgrade?

I bought a Dell Studio XPS 8100 desktop back in 2010, which had Windows 7 installed and came with a partition for Dell Factory Restore. After having installed Windows 10, what happened to that ...
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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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Recover a HDD partition after use of Win32DiskImager

I wanted to copy a image to one of my SD cards using Win32DiskImager. But I clicked too fast and it written to one of my external harddrives instead of my SD drive, so I disconnected as fast I could ...
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Recovering/repairing partition map following Linux installation/removal

Through a variety of Linux installations (and reinstallations) this evening, I seem to have borked the drive in my MacBook Pro. Gparted at some stage reported drive errors and tried to "fix" them, ...
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How do I update my Windows recovery partition?

I got a HP PC which came with Win8.1 Pro, updated to Win10 in last summer and again to 1511 TH2 2 months ago. The recovery partition obviously contains the old Win8.1 wim image. What is the preferred ...
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How to save a drive's partition to a file in Windows?

I've got an usb drive with several partitions, ntfs, exfat and ext3. I would like to extract the ext3 partition to image.bin file to be independent. How could I do that in Windows?
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Updating recovery partition in OS X El Capitan

The story I use MacBook Pro from 2012. By default, the recovery partition is OS X Lion (10.7). It is pretty cumbersome to revert back to Lion and then to El Capitan when doing any reinstall, so here ...
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Deleted recovery partition from Acer Aspire Switch 10

I've done something wrong and deleted the recovery partition on my Acer Switch 10. I've done a lot of searches on google and a lot of tries, but I still can't boot the os. The problem is that at the ...
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Windows Recovery

Can I use a recovery disk created on a Lenovo to recover windows 8.1 Toshiba Satellite. The Lenovo is also windows 8.1. I recently accidentally installed Linux Mint on the hard drive and removed ...
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USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 - Which is best for creating recovery disc of Windows 8.1?

Please correct me if I'm asking nonsense! I just bought a new laptop 'HP 15-AC053TX 15.6-inch Laptop (Core i7-5500U/8GB/1TB/Win 8.1/2GB Graphics), Turbo Silver' and I would like to prepare a recovery ...
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Corrupted SD Card

I am using Micro SD Card for OS on my Odroid micro-controller. Today I figured out that my Micro SD Card is not responding. I plug into my Laptop ( Linux OS ) and after that in other laptop ( Windows ...
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Corrupted external ssd after connecting to windows

I have a samsung external ssd with password protection. This ssd was formatted on a mac. After connecting it to a windows pc (which failed) I am no longer able to access any of the data on the ssd. ...
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Damaged FAT32 HDD shows it is full but cannot show the files

During merging two 200-gig partitions (one full and the other one unallocated), Windows crashed. Now the system and every hard disk utility (defrag program) shows that the drive is full of files, but ...
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Can I reinstall Windows 10 after upgrading from OEM Windows 7?

I have an HP Pavilion dv6 laptop. It came with Windows 7 preinstalled, and I upgraded it to Windows 10. A little while after I was wanting to use Ubuntu, so I attempted to install it. I figured out ...
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Delete previous partition after reinstalling XP

I was trying to boot my system using USB drive. It formatted my system and reinstalled Windows XP but deleted all the previous partition. Now in my system there is only one partition and that is C: ...
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OS X Time Machine

So was trying to backup my time machine drive onto another disk, but I got an message about it being case sensitive. So I was playing around with Disk Utility in El-Capitan, I was on the partition tab ...
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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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What if I take backup and than do partition of drive (shrink and allocate to new one)?

I just bought a Lenovo G-50-80 series laptop having Windows 10 and there are inbuilt two partition of drive exist C: D: I have taken backup of the OS using NTFS by lenovo's provided ...
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How to recover files from the compressed NTFS partition?

One of the NTFS partitions was compressed with the tool implemented in Windows 7, available in the partition properties window. Later, one of the folders has disappeared. I was trying to use Piriform ...
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How to recover data lost by clean command in windows 7

I was trying to install new OS in my HP pavilion 2000 series 6gb ram, 500gb HDD, 2.4GHz i3 3rd Gen processor. At some point I was not able to delete the partition So I googled for it. I got a solution ...
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Backing up recovery partition into ISO and then burn it into bootable USB

I have an HP laptop and I would like to back up the recovery partitions. There are three reserved partitions, SYSTEM, HP_RECOVERY, and HP_TOOLS. There is an option in Windows to create a recovery ...
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Restore deleted Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted) partition

I've deleted an external HDD via OS X disk utility and created a new Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted) partition but didn't write any data to it. The password differs from the deleted Partion ...
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Make Windows bootable after copying from one partition to another

I have recovered Windows7 from rescue DVD, that came together with my laptop. The recovery re-partitions the SSD drive as to factory defaults, but I would like to change that. More exactly, after ...
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Format HD to remove traces of Windows 10 and reinstall Windows 8

I've gotten into a bit of a mess. Here's the situation: I have a Dell laptop that had Windows 8 pre-installed. I don't have a key or anything, due to the fact that it was preinstalled and Windows ...