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How to get data from second hard drive after reformatting windows on other hard driv

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  1. ansh

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    Hi,

    I have two hard drives(40 GB & 160GB both internal) installed in my system. Earlier I had installed windows XP on the first hard drive (40GB) and was using second hard drive as additional storage. I had partitioned my second hard drive into 5 partitions P, Q, R, S, T. Recently I reformatted my first hard drive and reinstalled windows XP. However this has also affected my second hard drive. Now Windows shows only two drives C: (my first hard drive) and D: (second hard drive) as only one partition each. Moreover it is not showing any data on the second hard drive. I want to get back my parition info and data on the second hard drive. I thought that formatting my first drive will not affect second drive and therefore didn't take back up of the second drive. What shall I do to get back my data and partition info.
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    Regards,
    Ansh
     
  2. bbearren

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    Are you viewing this through Windows Explorer or Disk Management?
     
  3. ansh

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    In windows explorer it is showing two hard drive volumes C: and D:.
    In disk management, windows is showing that file system on second drive is RAW. This is actually wrong as before reinstalling windows on the first drive, the file system was NTFS in all drives.
     
  4. bbearren

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    I don't do the reformat/reinstall dance.

    What did you use to reformat?
     
  5. ansh

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    Finally, I was able to resolve this problem. For resolution use softwares like active partition recovery/ Stellar Phoenix NTFS data recovery. I deleted the raw partition D: from my second hard disk and using the partition recovery software was able to restore the partition table and view the data
     
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