I have a 128 GB SSD (C:) and 1TB HDD (D:) in my computer. Windows 7 was installed onto SSD drive but HDD drive -formatted probably as NTFS- had the boot loader, so in order to fix that, I made the big mistake of using diskpart clean command on my 1TB hard disk drive.
In order to have the boot loader installed on C drive I used automatic system repair option of Windows 7 Recovery disk. It showed for very long time "attempting repair" message on the screen thus I had to reset the computer. This happened twice.
Then I checked the partitions to see what is wrong and realised with regret that "clean" command did not only clean boot loader info of the HDD partition, but also all partition information. :(
I immediately used Testdisk, first quick then deep scan (for Intel partition table type), but nothing could be found. I guess that during unfinished system repair processes, partition of drive D: was gone beyond recover ability of Testdisk.
PhotoRec can find lots of files on the disk, but they are not categorized and they are not named meaningfully. It is like a mess. However this shows that only the partition is gone, but files are still there.
Here are my questions:
- Is it possible to recover partition information even if it is overwritten by Windows System Repair? A tool or method other than TestDisk or a way to use in "expert mode", perhaps?
- Is it possible to have the partition back based on the data on the disk?
Update1: I tried Hiren's tools but they did not work.
Update2: I am trying TestDisk partition search using "Non partitioned media" option. It found following partition. I am not sure what to do. My partition was NTFS, not HFS. Now it is doing a deep search for the same partition tablo type, to be sure.
I will update my question later according to its results.