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Partition table erased, recovered, chkdsk problems!

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by blued, Oct 27, 2011.

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    blued Thread Starter

    Aug 16, 2007
    Hi, I dual boot windows 7 32 and 64 bit OS's and was using a program to measure the speed of a USB flash drive. You have to select the drive and a warning comes up that all data will be destroyed. I've used it before many times but somehow I absent-mindedly chose the wrong drive, my Windows 7 32bit boot drive! I was in my 64bit OS when it happened, but realized my mistake after 2 or 3 secs of it occurring and stopped it immediately.

    Well, it looks like it erased the partition table and I lost all 3 partitions of that drive, it became a 'raw drive'. I had an Acronis recovery disk and was happy to see that it 'worked' - it found my partitions and all the data on them seemed in place. But I knew the Win7 32bit OS was probably gone (where all the boot files are) or corrupted so I restored a ghost image of it. I rebooted into my 64bit OS, but as I was doing so, chkdsk swung into action and I let it do its thing. But it then began recovering orphaned files and placing them into numbered directories! Its still going on as I speak (400gb partition with over 200,000 files). What I fear is that they will all be a jumbled mess that I wont be able to sort out! Please advise, thanks!
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