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Solved: Access unpartitioned Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by VladimirMitreski, Aug 7, 2008.

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  1. VladimirMitreski

    VladimirMitreski Thread Starter

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    Hi, i have a difficulty.

    I made a mistake when installing fresh copy of win HP. I had a new HD and i've installed windows on it. But the old HD that was on my PC was found during the installation and the system found it like partition C:. I've made a mistake and made that partition unpartitioned space and than again i have made it partition. The disk is not yet formated but off course, i cant access the data that is on the disk. Can anyone tell me how can I save the data that is on my disk. Thanks in advance;)
     
  2. DerekIT

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    Are you able to access the data when it's plugged in as a slave drive? Most likely you can't, if the partition table was wiped clean, creating a new partition on the same disk won't correct the issue.

    You may need to send the hard drive off to a data recovery center.
     
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  4. VladimirMitreski

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    I can't access the data even when the HD is plugged like Slave, the same message again: you need to format the disk in order to use it.
    What do you mean by sending the disk to a data recovery center?
    Thanks again for the reply
     
  5. Elvandil

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    Yes, you need to restore the partition, or use recovery software to access the files it contains.
     
  6. VladimirMitreski

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    Thanks a lot. TESTDISK helped me, a have restored(copied) the data from the old HD to the new, and than formated the old one.
     
  7. Elvandil

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    Good work. Thanks for following up.
     
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